THe 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500. From the Chevrolet website.

Chevy Silverado pickups plentiful on GM dealer lots

GM trucks were among most searched vehicles this summer, but that’s not a clear indication of their popularity or the economy at large as literally thousands are languishing on GM dealer lots across the country.

Mind you, the Ford F-150 was the top searched-for vehicle, but that has little to do with the fact that the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Silverado came in fifth and tenth place respectively on the CarMax.com tally of searches.

The telling part of this apparent contradiction is CarMax.com is billed as the foremost retailer of used cars in the country, so the people on their site are looking for used vehicles while the ones sitting on new car lots around the nation are brand spanking new.

It would seem a few more were expected to sell in this, the best year for auto sales since 2007. Though truck sales were strong early in the year, they have fallen off during the second quarter of 2012.

Such is the gist of a story posted by Craig Trudell and Hasan Dudar of Bloomberg and posted on the San Francisco Chronicle website. The Bloomberg article cites Ward’s as the source stating GM began July with the highest number of trucks in inventory in over 3 years, an estimated 5-month supply.

Reportedly the brand built and distributed enough Silverados to fulfill sales until the new model comes out after year’s end. Having a bunch left when the new ones come out could create a bit of a problem

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