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FCA US LLC reported second-quarter sales of 367,086 vehicles – a 39 percent decline over the same period a year earlier – as the economic havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in April was partially offset by the stronger than expected retail sales rebound in May and June.

Fleet sales were impacted in the quarter as customers initially delayed or reduced their orders, in addition as production restarted deliveries have been focused on the dealer channel.

"This quarter demonstrated the resilience of the U.S. consumer," said Head of U.S. Sales Jeff Kommor. "Retail sales have been rebounding since April as the reopening of the economy, steady gas prices and access to low interest loans spur people to buy. Our fleet volume remained low during the quarter as we prioritized vehicle deliveries to retail customers. As a result, we have built a strong fleet order book, which we will fulfill over the coming months."

This was also the first quarter consumers could completely purchase their vehicles online through the company’s new Online Retailing Experience (ORE). ORE is accessible through the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo websites, participating dealer sites and a variety of social media applications. Customers simply click on the link to begin the process.

About 20 percent of new sales leads now come from online retailing compared with about 1 percent a year earlier.

“ORE is another tool dealers can now use to reach those consumers who like shopping from their home computer," Kommor said.

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Second quarter 2020 Challenger sales are down 35% since last year, but Charger sales are down almost double, at 53%.
 

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what surprised me was in 2019 there were still Vipers and 200s in inventory to sell. Both of those ended during MY 2017
 

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Considering how many dealerships were closed in the last quarter probably not that bad of a performance, I hope things get rolling in the next quarter though.
 

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what surprised me was in 2019 there were still Vipers and 200s in inventory to sell. Both of those ended during MY 2017
I think those are referred to as Zombie cars. I think they're just cars that get buried in dealer back lots or sit around for whatever reason for years before getting sold. Possibly also some models sitting in manufacturer lots for some reason. Avenger is even more surprising. 2014 was the last year for that. So in 2019 someone actually bought a 5 year old brand new car lol.

Here's a vid from someone talking about the Zombie Avenger specifically (its timestamped so should start where he begins talking about it)
 
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