Dealerships

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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New off-roader

Ford Bronco Production Officially Begins

The Ford Bronco is finally ready for primetime.

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The time is finally here. After years of speculation and several months of pandemic-related delays, the Ford Bronco is starting to roll off the assembly line. The SUV marks the first new Bronco model in Ford's lineup in 15 years, not counting the Bronco Sport, and is one of the most hyped and sought-after vehicles to hit the market in quite some time. Ford's announcement that production has begun will be accompanied by a special YouTube presentation that Ford says will include interviews with the Bronco team and with reservation holders at the automaker's new Modification Center.


2021 Ford Bronco Ford added 2,700 jobs to support Bronco production.Ford


Bronco production has driven Ford to invest $750 million into its Michigan Assembly Plant, and the automaker says it has added 2,700 jobs to support the rollout. Ford's push to begin production can't come soon enough. Over 125,000 Bronco orders have been placed, and multiple delays have pushed the vehicle's arrival back, meaning there is considerable demand for the off-road legend.

Ford is ready to capitalize on the craze and will offer several ways to customize the new vehicle. At its 1.7 million square-foot Modification Center, The Blue Oval will factory-install several optional modifications that include equipment such as a front bumper safari bar, graphics packages, roof racks, and more. That's on top of more than 200 factory-backed accessories that can be installed at the dealer, either at or after the time of purchase.


2021 Ford Bronco Delays and production difficulties have pushed the Bronco back.Ford


If you are hoping to get behind the wheel of a new Bronco, it could be a while. Even buyers that have been in line for a while now might not see their new vehicle until late 2021 or 2022, and the vehicle's official rollout will almost certainly re-spike demand. Even so, many feel it's worth the wait, and Ford's vehicle configuration tool is live, so go check it out for yourself.

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Improved hot hatch

The 2022 VW Golf GTI gets new handling tech

Improvements to the GTI's handling and steering should make it even faster in the curves.

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the most recognizable and popular cars the automaker sells. After a bumpy few years that ended with the standard Golf model being nixed from VW's U.S catalog, we're starting to see concrete details on the upcoming performance variants of the car, which will thankfully end up heading our way. The eighth-generation Golf GTI and Golf R will make landfall in the United States as 2022 models, and will both feature a load of new tech and refinements. VW just announced the changes that are being made to the GTI's handling and performance systems, and they are extensive, to say the least.


2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI VW is offering the 8th-gen Golf only in high-performance GTI and R configurations.Volkswagen


Volkswagen is giving the legendary hot hatch a host of improvements, which the automaker says will give the car more precise, stable handling at its limit. The GTI's front suspension has been reconfigured with new wishbone bearings and damping hydraulics. VW says that the car's springs and buffer stops have also been revised, which will give the font axle spring rate that is five percent higher than its predecessor. A new aluminum subframe is also in place, which will reduce weight by seven pounds over the previous car.

The eighth-generation Golf brought a new VW Vehicle Dynamics Manager system which will also benefit the upcoming GTI. The system integrates the car's electronic stability control with its electronic differentials, and in GTI models equipped with the optional DCC adaptive damping system, the system adjusts individual wheel damping up to 200 times per second. The differential itself will now come standard with all GTI models. It's an electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip unit, which varies the levels of its intervention based on how the car is being driven and on how the other traction control functions are being used.


2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI The GTI's steering is now more responsive.Volkswagen


The GTI's steering system has also been revised to now include an enhanced progressive steering function that uses software to help turn the vehicle with less steering effort, depending on speed. Volkswagen says that the GTI's steering takes just 2.1 turns of the steering wheel to go from lock to lock when it's equipped with 18-inch wheels.

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