Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationBuying & Selling · 6 months ago

Some automakers are already selling 2020 vehicles, but how can this be?

The year 2020 hasnt happened yet, so any car currently for sale in any dealership cannot be a 2020 vehicle, it would have to have been manufactured 2019.

I suppose an auto maker could unveil a future vehicle design or concept car, for display only in showrooms and auto shows, and say "This is the new model with a planned release for 2020." I suppose they could even sell preorders.

But if it currently exists in a dealership and you can drive it home today, then how can something already manufactured be a 2020?

Before something is made in 2020, 2020 has to actually come.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Model Year and Calendar Year are two different hings. Model Year usually starts in the Fall of the previous year. So nearly all 2020 models will be introduced in Fall 2019. 2021 models will be introduced in Fall 2020, and so on.

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Model years do not directly correspond with calendar years.

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  • 6 months ago

    Where have you been living, in someone's basement? This is how it's been done since the 1950's. Geeze, man.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    In the USA the TRADITIONAL time for new model year cars to hit the showrooms is in September. That means their factories are BUILDING those new cars in July or August.

    Some manufacturers bring their new model cars to market even earlier. There's nothing that says they can't.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Ahh yeah true I hope I get

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  • g
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Blue Chef got it right. Vehicle year model has nothing to do with when during the calendar year the vehicle was manufactured.

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  • 6 months ago

    Any vehicle made after June is considered the next model year. It's been that way forever dude.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • 6 months ago

    Usually new models are released for sale in September. The 1965 Mustang was on sale in the spring of 1964.

    Model year and calendar year have little in common

    • TheReal
      Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      Not at all true. Those days are LONG gone. Manufacturers stagger new model year releases from January through December.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    the NHTSA permits vehicles to be designated the next model year if manufactured by January 1st of the preceding calendar-year. For example, a car produced on January 1, 2019 can be sold by the OEM as a 2020 model.

    that's why there models always a year out early, and they start selling them as early as in the spring, so Spring 2019 they are selling 2020 models

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  • 6 months ago

    Car years don't match calendar years.

    Never have.

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