Al writes about vehicle-production and market trends in North America.
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Strong sales in recent months helped narrow the big-truck sales gap with year-ago to 1.3% in January-August, to 300,129 from 303,994.
Reversing two months of decline, Mexico new light-vehicle sales in August showed robust gains over both the prior month and year-ago.
Total LV sales in the first seven months of the year trailed those of like-2021 by 8.3%.
A strong gain in the heavy-duty segment offset weaker results in Class 4-7 volume in July.
The U.S. big-truck market was on the upswing in July vs. year-ago but softened slightly compared with June’s performance.
Although well below pre-COVID levels, LV sales in the first seven months reached 600,893 units, a mere 0.1% less that the 601,724 sold in January-July 2021.