TrueCar Spots Days in Supply Trends for Dealers


SANTA MONICA. Calif. - 

TrueCar pinpointed the current vehicle segments with the shortest and longest days’ supply as well as the specific 2011 and 2012 models that are struggling to turn and the ones dealers can’t keep in stock.

According to the January 2012 True Trends Report posted Monday, large SUVs, large cars, and large trucks are where the best potential inventory-based discounts will be seen.

On average, large SUVs are staying in inventory for 86 days, while large cars and large trucks are sitting on lots for 73 and 69 days, respectively.

With the average days in inventory at 45 days, subcompact cars are well below that average, settling at 26 days, according to TrueCar.

Analysts also found luxury SUVs at 33 days, small cars at 34 days, and midsize SUVs at 40 days.

When it comes to 2011 models with the shortest days’ inventory level, TrueCar discovered half of the top 10 are made by Toyota, including RAV4, Prius, Corolla, Venza and Matrix. The OEM’s luxury badge, Lexus, also had a model that has a short days’ inventory reading.

Also on the other list from the 2011 model year, vehicles with the longest days’ inventory mostly are from domestic automakers, including Dodge, Buick, Cadillac, Jeep and Ford.

Moving fast among 2012 models is the Cadillac CTS Wagon, which according to TrueCar only has a two days’ inventory level.

Some of the 2012 models sitting on dealer lots for well above average include the Nissan NV, Fiat 500 and Kia Sedona.

Shortest to Longest Days in Inventory by Vehicle Category
1. Subcompact Car: 23 Days
2. Small Car: 29 Days
3. Luxury SUV: 31 Days
4. Midsize Car: 36 Days
5. Midsize SUV: 37 Days
5. Luxury Car: 41 Days
7. Small Truck: 42 Days
8. Sports Car: 43 Days
9. Small SUV: 43 Days
10. Minivan: 44 Days
11. Luxury Sports Car: 48 Days
11. Van: 69 Days
13. Large Car: 75 Days
14. Large Truck: 81 Days
15. Large SUV: 86 Days

2011 Vehicles: Shortest Days in Inventory
1. Toyota RAV4: 10 Days
2. Toyota Prius: 22 Days
3. Lexus LX 570: 31 Days
4. Honda CR-V: 34 Days
5. Toyota Corolla: 35 Days
5. Dodge Nitro: 35 Days
7. Hyundai Sonata: 37 Days
7. Toyota Venza: 37 Days
9. Toyota Matrix: 43 Days
10. Nissan cube: 48 Days

2011 Vehicles: Longest Days in Inventory
1. Infiniti G37 Convertible: 262 Days
2. Dodge Journey: 257 Days
3. Mazda Tribute: 250 Days
4. Cadillac CTS Coupe: 241 Days
5. Buick Regal: 241 Days
6. Buick LaCrosse: 232 Days
7.  Dodge Avenger: 217 Days
8. Mazda MAZDA6: 216 Days.
9. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: 204 Days
10. Ford Escape: 199 Days

2012 Vehicles: Shortest Days in Inventory
1. Cadillac CTS Wagon: 2 Days
2. Hyundai Equus: 4 Days
3. Honda CR-V: 5 Days
4. Buick Verano: 5 Days
5. Subaru Impreza Wagon: 5 Days
6. Audi S5: 7 Days
6. Toyota Camry Hybrid: 7 Days
6. Nissan LEAF: 7 Days
6. Toyota Avalon: 8 Days
10. Honda Ridgeline: 9 Days

2012 Vehicles: Longest Days in Inventory
1. Nissan NV: 94 Days.
2. Fiat 500: 81 Days
3. Kia Sedona: 67 Days
4. Chevrolet Malibu: 60 Days
5. Hyundai Genesis: 59 Days
6. GMC Canyon: 58 Days
7. BMW 7 Series: 58 Days
7. Chevrolet Traverse: 57 Days
9. Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class: 57 Days
10. Volkswagen Eos: 56 Days

Comments

What the value of this organization....

Utilizing DMS data from the ZAG dealer agreements and then post sales data like they are the industry experts?

Really??

Why dealers would do business with this organization is hard to understand.

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