The surge in incentives could be a reaction to concern over inventories as the industry heads into the final quarter of the year, with October and November traditionally slow sales months. According to, Edmunds.com’s Days To Turn (DTT) metric (the measure of how long it takes to sell a vehicle once it reaches the dealer), full-size pickups are taking longer to sell. Ford’s F-150 went from of 44 DTT in April to 55 at the end of August. The Chrysler Group’s Ram 1500 went from a DTT of 82 in April to 110 at the end of August. For GM’s Chevrolet Silverado, DTT climbed from 55 in April to 75 at the end of August.
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