Ford, GM Take Different Paths in Nov. Truck Sales

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Looking further ahead, in the second quarter of 2013 GM will introduce a 2014 Silverado. GM has been building truck inventory this year in anticipation of plant shutdowns for retooling. TrueCar.com analyst Jesse Toprak said Silverado "has a strong following and is long overdue for a major redesign." The new Silverado should do well, he said, "because we expect new home starts and construction to continue to improve, which accounts for a lot of truck sales."

-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.