Stellantis Facing New Car Inventory Challenges For Dec. 2023

Ram 2500 Leads The List With Almost A 784-Day Supply...

In the dynamic landscape of the automotive industry, Stellantis is navigating a challenging phase as the close of December 2023 unveils a significant inventory surplus across various models within its portfolio. CarEdge.com‘s latest data sheds light on the notable presence of Stellantis vehicles in the top-10 list of new cars with the highest inventory supply.

Ram 2500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

The Ram 2500, a stalwart in the pickup segment, is at the forefront of this inventory surplus. Despite its reputation for robust performance and versatility, the Ram 2500 is confronted with an unexpected challenge, sporting a concerning 784-day supply. With 1,602 units awaiting owners and a recent sale rate of 92 units over 45 days, this surplus signals a potential disconnect between market demand and supply dynamics.

Dodge Hornet GT Plus Blacktop AWD in Gray Cray. (Dodge).

Adding to the roster, the Dodge Hornet, a compact SUV from Stellantis, emerges with a substantial 517-day supply. Despite its relatively lower average selling price compared to its counterparts in the top-10 list, the Hornet grapples with sluggish sales, having moved only 939 units in the past 45 days.

Dodge Challenger SRT Black Ghost. (Dodge).

Within the Stellantis lineup, the trio of L-series cars—Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, and Chrysler 300—also faces inventory challenges. The Charger commands a 424-day supply, the Challenger sits at 362 days, and the Chrysler 300 follows suit with a 339-day supply. Despite their distinctive appeal and varied price ranges, these models witness a gap between supply and demand, reflected in the sales figures over the past 45 days.

Make Model Market Day Supply Average Selling Price Total For Sale Total Sold (45 Days)
Ram Ram 2500 784 $69,408 1,602 92
Dodge Hornet 517 $39,931 10,781 939
Dodge Charger 424 $46,687 33,463 3,549
Dodge Challenger 362 $53,954 25,807 3,205
Ford Mustang Mach-E 358 $57,114 25,430 3,200
Jaguar F-Type 356 $99,450 657 83
Chrysler 300 339 $43,761 5,322 707
Mercedes-Benz SL 319 $166,665 1,027 145
Jeep® Cherokee 301 $36,654 2,351 351
Maserati Levante 288 $104,112 864 135

Moreover, the discontinued Jeep® Cherokee continues to linger in the inventory landscape, showcasing a 301-day supply despite ceasing production in February. With a noticeable gap between available units and recent sales, this model epitomizes the complexities of managing discontinued inventory within the market.

Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk. (Jeep).

Rounding off the list, the Maserati Levante, adorned with luxury and a premium price tag, sustains a 288-day supply. Despite its higher transaction price, the Levante faces similar challenges in finding traction in the current market, with 135 units sold over the past 45 days.

Maserati Levante MC Edition in Giallo Corse. (Maserati).

The prominence of Stellantis vehicles within this inventory scenario underscores broader challenges facing the automotive industry. Factors such as high interest rates, dealer markups, and evolving consumer preferences contribute to the intricate balance of supply and demand dynamics.

Stellantis, like many automotive manufacturers, grapples with aligning production volumes with market needs, striving to navigate a landscape where consumer expectations and economic conditions fluctuate. As Stellantis navigates this phase, it remains to be seen how strategic adjustments and market initiatives will address the inventory challenges highlighted by the December 2023 data, shaping the company’s trajectory in the months ahead.

Source: CarEdge


Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Well, it doesn’t seem like a bad thing having that many “L” cars around. seeing how production will be shutting down for those cars shortly it doesn’t sound like the production for the replacements will be starting up anytime soon. So at least there will be inventory out there to sell until the new replacements for the charger and challenger actually make it out into the dealership lots.

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Maybe if buyers didn't get hit with price increases for nothing new combined with dealer gouging the L cars might move. $10k on an RT? $20K on a Scat Pack? F off. Don't forget the rates now making it a bad time to gouge.

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I'll get this part out of the way first. Car prices are way too high. There is no reason any V6 Challenger or Charger should be over $32K fully loaded and out the door, GT or not. Stellantis (FCA/Mopar) is a victim of bad marketing, alot of poor judgement calls and just bad management. Stuff isn't moving because it's not marketed or priced right and there is no bigger example of this than the Hornet. This is NOT part of the brotherhood of muscle and should have never been introduced as such. That was mistake number one. I don't care if Stellantis is moving Dodge in a slightly different direction, it doesn't matter. This was wrong! On top of that, no Hornet trim level should be over $30K. The car isn't worth it. My 2013 Charger has more trunk space and interior space than a Hornet. Granted less tech and not AWD but the car is a compact and it's performance isn't anything to write home about, IDC if it is performance leading in it's segment, it's not worth that kind of money even in R/T trim. Another issue is the major price gouging of the L-cars. You want to move them, drop the prices. Plain and simple. No one can afford them! Okay so they're going away and the new car is coming out in a few years. Cool. Not the first time in history that something in the world changed. Make your money off of units sold but to that you need to price them where they can sell. Duh! Doesn't take a college major to figure that out! You want to make more money off the lower end L-Cars meaning 5.7L R/T cars, bring out some Direct Connection upgrades for the 11+ Chargers and Challengers and people will start flocking in again. they're already sold so you don't have to worry about tax credits and things like that. Bring back the Mopar Stage kits and upgrades and trickle down parts from the higher end cars that can fit on the lower model cars and make money!!!!! That's seriously double dipping on products that are already on the road because now you're bringing customers in that want to upgrade their cars and they can do it while remaining emissions legal by utilizing the upgrades from the higher end cars but they're coming straight to Stellantis for the upgrades instead of running out the door to aftermarket shops! Not rocket science! People are swapping hemi engines and hellcats and 392s into their lower end models because they want their cars that they brought because they like the products so if you want money, cater to the market that the brand actually created!!!!!!!!! You have a chokehold on the American performance market and you're stepping over dollars to pick up pennies when MOPAR IS A BRAND THAT CAN MAKE MONEY WITHOUT TRYING SEEING THAT THE WORLD LOVES YOUR PRODUCTS!!!!!!!! This is a brand that doesn't need to use "Final Call" Scare tactics and all of that kinds of stuff. Okay so Stellantis is switching it up and moving to an Inline-6 twin turbo for everything. Alright cool, just make sure that when it drops that Direct Connection is right there to keep the mods coming! Stellantis is replacing the top tier performance cars with EVs. Okay cool anything above a regular Hellcat is a low volume mover anyway and you don't need an EV to make Hellcat numbers with the fact that Stellantis can easily connect the next-gen hybrid ZF 8-speed to a Hurricane HO engine and make roughly 720hp or if need be take the Nettuno 3.0L V6 Turbo Hybrid that produces over 800hp in the Alfa Romeo supercar and drop that into a next gen Charger and match a Jailbreak if need be or anything else and keep the EV for anything over 880hp and call it a day. Mind you that's even before offering any kind of 50-state legal turbo upgrades from Garrett in a Stage 1 or Stage 2 package for any trim level of Hurricane from Standard output on up. The same thing goes with Ram or Jeep or even Chrysler if it survives. Stellantis' problem boils down to Marketing for the most part because they decided that instead of making this transition easy, they decided to piss alot of their fan base off with the way they presented things. Don't get me wrong, I love the energy and presentation that Tim Kuniskis gives. Personally if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have any hope that Dodge will have anything worthwhile and I wouldn't be as interested in whatever the next chapter for the Mopar brands is going to hold. He has an incredible talent (in my opinion) to put a positive and energetic spin on things that may sit beyond the levels of some of our interests when it comes to what we want and love from this brand. I'm not an EV person but I would give something that is electric a chance if it is from the Dodge brand and while that is mostly out of my personal passion for the brand, it's also because of the fact that it was revealed with energy and enthusiasm and as strange as it may be, it is interesting. But as a whole, Stellantis does not market as it should and it does not strategize properly either. I've said before that with Jeep being what it has become with the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer models, it is more of a luxury brand than Chrysler and if Jeep were to come out with something slightly smaller than the Grand Cherokee and more car-like even while being a crossover, Chrysler's fate is sealed to go sit beside Plymouth as a brand that was and is no more. There is no more luxury in a Chrysler 300 than there is in a Hellcat or even Scat Pack Charger and the Charger moves better. The minivan is all Chrysler really has left to stand on and again, if Dodge were to bring back the Caravan and Grand Caravan, again, what would be the point of the Chrysler brand. The full EV trend is slowing down fast thanks to the fact that some of these hybrids are performing better than expected and with breakthroughs in hybrid transmission technology, especially with what ZF is doing, EVs may get reduced to fleet and commercial vehicles, which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to be honest. Let's think for a second, if Dodge brings out a Hurricane Hybrid making hellcat numbers but with a hybrid system that I can get nearly 30-miles of non-emissions driving if I want to or have that combined power to have Hellcat matching performance in a vehicle that is designed to be more of an all-around vehicle when it comes to performance and functionality and I can get factory upgrades to enhance what I have, why would I take something different? Especially if it's marketed at an affordable price point. The Mopar brands could literally make money hand over fist on both new vehicles and used vehicles because of the following it has. There is so much untapped potential that the bean counters should be looking at! If making money is the goal and you have vehicles that are desirable and people buy them to customize them, then make the vehicles affordable as %*(K and flood every single dealership with access to Direct Connection and make every dealership a power brokers dealership so they can sell as much as they possible can! Ramp up Magneti Marelli parts and B-Pro Auto parts and give dealerships the tools to make money! Bring back the upgrade packages for Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators and for goodness sakes drop the Hurricane engine under the hood of these vehicles and bring back the inline-6 Jeep! Offer performance upgrades for the 2.0L 4Xe in the jeep and also make that the base engine for the Charger and Challenger and bring out some SRT4/ GLH type stuff for it! Make Mopar Great Again! The end of the V8 engines doesn't need to be the end of this party! Bring the SRT4 vibe back where we had nasty small engine giant killers that everyone loved! Wild, affordable cars that made the world fun!

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Couldn’t have said it better myself vbondjr1
They better get used to having a lot more hornets in inventory in the near future. The cars’ already a nightmare turd for owners. Dodge my @ss! Oh, sure, we’re used to botched new vehicles since Fiat took control. FCA won’t survive this new world direction. If the price gouging don’t kill them, their botched new entries will.

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