Subaru, Mercedes, Audi and Toyota dealers had trouble keeping their cars on the lot in April.
Based on sales growth data and consumer ratings of autos sold in the United States, the news is not surprising.
Research firm Edmunds uses “days to turn” as a measure of demand. The firm’s definition:
Days to Turn is the average number of days vehicles were in dealer inventory before being sold during the months indicated.
The average days in April was just under 70. Subaru’s number was around 30, Audi’s around 35, Mercedes around 42 and Toyota’s around 44.
Subaru’s sales have surged this year, and April was no exception. Sales last month rose 21.7% to 40,083. For the year sales are up 21.5% to 152,471.