Auto makers roll out new models of crossovers and sports utility vehicles, but SUVs are Bumper-to-Bumper on Dealer Lot.
Sales of crossovers and SUVs are lowering, while models are longer on retailer parties before they are sold, and companies are using multiple promotional campaigns to keep inventory from picking up, analysts say.
And yet, car manufacturers are ready to roll out even more sports tools in the next few years, and pack up further showrooms.
Industry managers do not expect buyers to return to sedans a lot. But analysts say the demand for transitions and SUVs is peaked during a wider slowdown in US auto sales, and the market share for these models is unlikely to grow too much beyond its current size.
"The pie of the cake is about to be seen," said Jeremy Acevedo, an analyst for Edmunds.com. May, up from 63 days last year and 51days in 2015, according to data collected by Edmunds.com
Sales vs inventory
Dealers report a "sale" the moment a car is sent to the dealers.
They wonder why sales have been so strong must the question: How strong has the sales really been?
Also note that the production sector is rolling over, but the fixtures are keeping up.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock