December 6, 2023


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US new auto gross sales jump in third quarter as UAW strike casts shadow

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Oct 3 (Reuters) – Major international automakers on Tuesday documented a rise in U.S. new car revenue for the 3rd quarter, buoyed by resilient demand for most current types and improved supplies.

Standard Motors (GM.N) prolonged a solid yr as it posted an about 21% rise in U.S. product sales to 674,336 motor vehicles, benefiting from need for its pickup vans, cost-effective crossover SUVs and electric vehicles.

EV sales jumped 28% in the 3rd quarter from the preceding quarter, the company reported.

General, U.S. new motor vehicle income in September have been 1.33 million models, with an annual sales rate of 15.67 million models, according to info introduced by Wards Intelligence on Tuesday.

The sturdy efficiency comes against the backdrop of the ongoing coordinated strike from the United Car Employees (UAW) union in opposition to the Detroit A few automakers that has sparked concerns around supply disruptions in the existing quarter.

Sales in September also benefited from inventory that was crafted up in anticipation of the strike.

GM explained on Tuesday it had 442,586 cars in stock. Although it did not handle the impact of the strike, a 40-day UAW walkout in 2019 led to a 6% slide in gross sales in the fourth quarter of that 12 months and charge the automaker $3.6 billion.

Rival Ford Motor (F.N) is expected to report U.S. auto sales on Wednesday, although Stellantis’ (STLAM.MI) device FCA U.S. documented a 1.3% drop for the 3rd quarter to 380,563 models.

In the meantime, Asian manufacturers posted powerful gains in the quarter. Toyota Motor (7203.T) posted a 12.2% increase in third-quarter U.S. product sales. Kia (000270.KS) and Hyundai (005380.KS) also posted larger gross sales for the period.

Hyundai is presenting incentives on its EVs to triumph over the downside of not qualifying for the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act tax credits, the enterprise explained to Reuters on Tuesday.

Having said that, the South Korea-based automaker claimed mounting interest rates “make it pretty, pretty challenging for shoppers to acquire a automobile.”

EV chief Tesla (TSLA.O) on Monday missed market estimates for third-quarter deliveries thanks to planned manufacturing facility updates.

Reporting by Nathan Gomes and Shivansh Tiwary in Bengaluru, Joseph White in Detroit Modifying by Sriraj Kalluvila and Maju Samuel

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