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November 9, 2016 - Industry News

Auto Balances Up 9% in Q3, TransUnion Reports

Total auto loan balances in the third quarter grew 9% from a year ago to $1.1 trillion, with subprime balances leading the way, TransUnion reported on Monday.

Tags: Auto Loan Originations, Auto Loans, Third Quarter, TransUnion

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Depreciation Slows for Cars and Trucks

Both the car and truck segments experienced an overall reduction in depreciation during the week of Oct. 28, with car and truck wholesale values decreasing by 0.53% and 0.58%, respectively, vs. 0.76% and 0.80% the previous week..

Tags: Black Book, depreciation, used vehicles, Wholesale Pricing

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decline in October, Manheim Reports

Wholesale used-vehicle prices declined 0.7% in October, according to Manheim. Non-seasonally adjusted prices declined 2%, with the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index increasing 0.6% from a year ago to 126.0.

Tags: Manheim, Manheim Index, Manheim Used Vehicle Report, new-vehicle sales

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Copart Announces Land Expansion, Activation Across Five States

Copart Inc. announced the activation of reserve land in Georgia and Virginia, in addition to the expansion of existing locations in the Carolinas and Florida. The land expansions and activations are connected to Hurricane Matthew, allowing the global online vehicle auction company's Catastrophe Response Team to provide even greater service in response to weather-related damage.

Tags: Auto Auctions, Copart

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Small Cars Falter, Small Pickups Prosper in October

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated 2.9% in October, a noticeable change from September's 2.3% depreciation rate, according to Black Book.

Tags: Black Book, Retention, used vehicles

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

ADESA Opens New Location In Chicago

ADESA has officially opened its new ADESA Chicago auto auction, a location that cost the company $40 million to develop, according to a company announcement.

Tags: ADESA, Chicago, Kar Auction Services, technology

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Vehicle Depreciation Accelerates Heading Into Q4

A steep decline in Crossover/SUV wholesale values, which have been strong all year, may point to more than seasonality as the reason for the accelerated depreciation of two-year-old vehicles, Black Book said this week.

Tags: Black Book, Finance, used-vehicle values, vehicle depreciation, wholesale values

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

DRIVIN Wins Chicago Innovation Award

DRIVIN, which operates an online marketplace for dealers to sell, search and buy used inventory, was named one of the winners at the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards, the firm announced this week.

Tags: Awards, DRIVIN, Online Marketplace, used vehicles

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

Reynolds Makes Direct Equity Investment in The Appraisal Lane

The partnership involves the appointment of a credit facility for the acquisition and sale of vehicles. Reynolds and Reynolds' Robert Burnett, senior vice president of corporate development, and Trew Hiers, vice president of business development, were also added to The Appraisal Lane's board of directors.

Tags: Investment, Partnership, Reynolds & Reynolds, The Appraisal Lane, used vehicles

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book Records Largest Weekly YTD Decline in Car Values

Whether a seasonal trend or a sign of things to come, Black Book recorded the largest year-to-date weekly decline in car values last week. Trucks also recorded a sizable drop in values.

Tags: auto finance, Black Book, used vehicles, wholesale values

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Kontos: Wholesale Values Flat in September

Particularly hard hit in September were mid-size cars, while the luxury car segment experienced a nice bounce in its average wholesale price, according to ADESA Chief Economist Tom Kontos. Mini-vans also experienced solid price growth during the month.

Tags: certified pre-owned vehicles, used-vehicle values, wholesale values

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

TradeRev Names New Directors for Southeast, South Central Regions

TradeRev, which provides a live vehicle-appraisal and auctioning app, announced the appointment of new regional directors. Taking over the South Central region is Tory Swedlund, while Will Farmer was named director of the Southeast region.

Tags: Hiring, Mobile Applications, TradeRev, Vehicle Appraisal

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Truck Retention Rates Fall Again

Wholesale values continued to fall last week, although cars fared better than trucks, according to Black Book. The firm reported that the wholesale value for the overall car segment decreased by 0.57% from the week prior, while the truck segment declined 0.58%.

Tags: Black Book, depreciation, Market Insights, trucks

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

DRIVIN Launches Marketplace Platform

DRIVIN announced the launch of DRIVIN Marketplace, where dealers can list and remarket unwanted inventory to their established network of dealers. The service will then match and recommend the listed inventory to more than 1,000 open vehicle searches from dealers across the country, according to the company.

Tags: Dealer Software, DRIVIN, software, Used Vehicle

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

New York Increases Surety Bond Amount for the State's Used-Vehicle Dealers

Under the new law, used-car dealers who sold fewer than 50 cars in the previous calendar year will be required to purchase a $20,000 surety bond. Dealers who sold more than 50 cars will be required to purchase a $100,000 bond. Additionally, new dealer license applicants will need to post the $20,000 surety bond.

Tags: Assembly Bill, Law, New York, Surety Bond

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

NADA: Supply, Incentives Driving Down Retention Rates

Nearly across the board, the retention rates of model-year 2013 vehicles were down this year compared to the same time last year, according to the most recent NADA Used Car Guide Perspective report.

Tags: NADA, NADA Used Car Guide, Reports, Vehicle Retention

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Truck Segment Showing Higher Depreciation

Last week, cars showed better retention that they did the previous four weeks, while trucks depreciated more than they have during that same timeframe, Black Book reported today.

Tags: Black Book, Value Retention, vehicle depreciation

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

ADESA Announces Management Changes at Three Florida Auctions

Jeff York, the previous general manager of ADESA Sarasota, will now lead ADESA Orlando as general manager. Curt Farris, the previous general manager of ADESA Tampa, will now hold the same title at ADESA Sarasota, and Lisa O’Neil, who was previously the assistant general manager at ADESA Atlanta, will now serve as general manager at ADESA Tampa.

Tags: ADESA, Auto Auctions, general manager, Promotions

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: Transaction Prices Rise Nearly 3% YOY in September

U.S. consumers paid, on average, $34,372 for a new light vehicle in September, up 2.5% from a year ago but down 0.2% from August, KBB reported this week.

Tags: 2016, average transaction price, KBB, September

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Car Depreciation Shows Signs of Slowing

The car segment retained its value well last week, with the wholesale value of 2008-2014 model-year cars decreasing by 0.68% last week. This was in line with the 0.67% decline the segment has experienced over the last six weeks, according to Black Book’s Market Insights report.

Tags: Black Book, depreciation, Wholesale, wholesale values

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Manheim Now Offering Enhanced Vehicle Imaging at 74 Auctions

Manheim has nearly tripled the number of auctions offering enhanced vehicle imaging (EVI), expanding from 25 to 74 locations throughout North America, the company said this week

Tags: Auto Auctions, Inventory Photos, Manheim, marketing, Online Marketplace

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Kontos: Average Wholesale Price in August Up 4.6% YOY

ADESA's chief economist reported this week that the continued strength of the truck segment drove a year-over-year increase in wholesale prices, while weak car sales contributed to a month-over-month price decline.

Tags: ADESA, remarketing, Tom Kontos, used vehicles, Wholesale Pricing

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

ADESA Names Director of Dealer Relations

In his new role, Trent Strauss will lead the local auction dealer relations teams throughout the United States. He will also oversee deployment of the company’s national sales and dealer relations strategy.

Tags: ADESA, Dealer Relations, Promotion

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Car Depreciation Accelerates in August, Black Book Reports

Only two car segments ranked in the Top 12 for strongest monthly retention, the firm reported this week. It added that depreciation for all car segments topped rates recorded during the last three years for the month of August.

Tags: Black Book, used-vehicle values, vehicle depreciation

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

E-Credit Express to Integrate NADA Used Car Guide Values Into Platform

E-Credit Express announced today it will integrate NADA Used Car Guide values into its lender management platform to speed up the used-vehicle sale and loan approval process for dealers and finance sources.

Tags: E-Credit Express, NADA, NADA Used Car Guide, used vehicles