What’s ahead for the auto industry in 2022?

After a year plagued by chip shortages, plant shutdowns and skyrocketing car prices, what will this year hold?

A GMC Hummer EV truck at a General Motors factory in Detroit on Aug. 5.Bill Pugliano / Getty Images file

From shortages of crucial semiconductor chips to shutdowns at major assembly plants, as well as skyrocketing car prices and empty dealerships, 2021 was a year to remember for auto manufacturers and consumers alike. But there were also a surge in sales of electric vehicles and an increasing shift from sedans to SUVs and pickup trucks.