Lack of inventory drives new car sales down across Hudson Valley
Want to buy a new car? Better get in line.
A lack of inventory of new cars is making them hard to get, sending the number of sales down in the auto industry.
Pandemic shutdowns plus a global computer chip shortage have led to low inventory at dealerships for new and even used cars.
That lack of inventory is leading to lower sales, which is hurting the bottom line of many dealerships around the world and in the Hudson Valley. "We're seeing a dip in sales just because we can't produce enough to meet customer satisfaction so it’s not that there isn't demand, it is that the supply isn't there to keep up with where we normally do," says Jay Sarasky, of Gregoris Suburu.
Dealers say if you want a new car you can order one from the factory, but it could take several months for delivery.