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20 New cars with the highest 2019 model year inventory sitting on dealer lots right now

The Dodge Challenger is one of the models on the list.

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Car dealers rely on the first half of each year to get rid of all the models on their lots from the previous year. By now, there were supposed to be few 2019 model year vehicles available. But, with dealerships basically shut down for most of the last two months, there are large amounts of lingering 2019s.

A new study by iSeeCars found that while the average new model has 10.8 percent of its inventory remaining from 2019, some models have more than six times that on dealer lots. Dealerships with high numbers of leftover models may be willing to offer buyers a steep discount to help make the sale.

iSeeCars analyzed its national inventory of over 1 million new cars for sale to determine which models have the most inventory from the 2019 model year available (and it's not good news for FCA).

No. 20 - Nissan Maxima (20.5%)

2019 Nissan Maxima

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No. 19 - Honda Passport (​21.2%)

2019 Honda Passport

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No. 18 - Dodge Charger (​21.6%)

2019 Dodge Charger

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No. 17 - Nissan Kicks (​22.5%)

2019 Nissan Kicks

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No. 16 - Honda Civic Coupe (​22.7%)

2019 Honda Civic Coupe

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No. 15 - Mitsubishi Outlander (​22.7%)

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

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No. 14 - Ford Mustang (​23.1%)

2019 Ford Mustang Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

No. 13 (tie) - Volkswagen Golf GTI (27.1%​)

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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No. 13 (tie) - Nissan Sentra (​27.1%)

2019 Nissan Sentra

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No. 11 - Dodge Challenger (30.2%​)

2019 Dodge Challenger

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No. 10 - Chevrolet Impala (​31.8%)

2019 Chevrolet Impala

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No. 9 - Alfa Romeo Giulia (​32.8%)

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

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No. 8 - Volkswagen Atlas (​37.1%)

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

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No.7 - Ram 1500 Classic (​39.4%)

2019 Ram 1500 Classic

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No. 6 - Audi Q7 (​40.6%)

2019 Audi Q7

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No. 5 - Ford Ranger (​41.9%)

2019 Ford Ranger Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

No. 4 - Nissan Titan (43.7%​)

2019 Nissan Titan

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No. 3 - Dodge Journey (​45.8%)

2019 Dodge Journey

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No. 2 - Chrysler 300 (​50.9%)

2019 Chrysler 300

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No. 1 - Dodge Grand Caravan (​66.3%)

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

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The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue includes the technology.

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Nissan continues to roll out its Rear Door Alert (RDA) technology across its lineup. An announcement this week by the company confirmed that the alert is now available on 12 vehicles. It is expected to be available on all four-door trucks, sedans, and SUVs by 2022. That date is important as it marks the completion of a series of product rollouts the company has planned.

For model year 2020, RDA is standard on the Nissan Altima, Armada, Kicks (SV and SR), LEAF, Murano, Maxima, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Sentra, TITAN (King Cab and Crew Cab) and Versa (SV and SR).

2020 Nissan rear door alert Drivers can temporarily or permanently disable the alerts in Nissan vehicles.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Rear Door Alert was developed by a pair of Nissan engineers and first installed in the 2018 Pathfinder. RDA was the industry's first system to use the horn, door sensors, and message display on the center instrument panel, to remind drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked.

In Nissan vehicles, RDA works by monitoring when a rear door is open and closed before and after the vehicle is in motion. If a rear door was opened and shut before the vehicle is in motion. Once the vehicle is in park, the system will first display a notification in the instrument panel. If the driver exits the vehicle and does not open a rear door, the system progresses to distinctive chirps of the horn.

Drivers can configure and temporarily or permanently turn off RDA though a menu in the instrument cluster display or through separate RDA switch, depending on the model.

Last year, Nissan joined other vehicle manufacturers in a pledge to have a rear seat reminder feature in essentially all cars and trucks by model year 2025 or sooner. The approach that each automaker takes may be different.

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The new package gives the three-row SUV a more assertive look.

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Kia Telluride buyers will soon have one more option box they can check when ordering their three-row SUV. The company announced a new Nightfall Edition package that equips the model with black features, including wheels.

The 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition package is available on Telluride EX AWD (with Premium Package), SX AWD, and SX Prestige models covered in Snow White Pearl, Everlasting Silver, Gravity Gray, Ebony Black, Sangria, Black Copper, Dark Moss, or the new Wolf Gray paint job. Wolf Gray is only available to models equipped with the Nightfall Edition package.

The package only includes exterior elements. Its product list features a newly designed radiator grille with a black finish and 20-inch black-finished wheels with black lug nuts and center caps, which are Nightfall Edition exclusives. It also has gloss black roof rails, greenhouse trim, lower door side molding, skid plates, front bumper side air-duct garnish, and badging. The SUV's LED headlights and fog lights feature a black inner bezel (not available on EX) and body-colored door handles (already standard on EX).

"The Telluride Nightfall Edition offers a new choice to our customers who prefer a more assertive and premium look to their family hauler or weekend adventurer," said Sean Yoon, President & CEO, Kia Motors America, Kia Motors North America. "Our biggest and boldest offering's already lofty appeal elevates with the addition of this special package."

The 2021 Telluride Nightfall Edition will arrive in showrooms beginning in the second half of the year. Pricing has not yet been announced.

The SUV is made in West Point, Georgia alongside the Sorento, which was redesigned for 2021, and Optima, which has been renamed and redesigned for the new model year.

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