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March 11, 2017 - Industry News

Tom Webb to Retire as Cox Automotive's Chief Economist

Tom Webb will retire on June 30 as Cox Automotive's chief economist, ending a more than four-decade career.

Tags: Cox Automotive, Manheim, Manheim Index, Manheim Used Vehicle Report, Tom Webb, used-vehicle values

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Black Book: Retention Holds Relatively Strong in February

Small pickups led the way, but cars also showed retention strength during a month in which the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated by 0.8%.

Tags: Black Book, depreciation, used-vehicle values

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

ACV Auctions Secures $15 million in Funding to Fuel Expansion

This Series B funding builds on the $5 million in venture capital ACV Auctions secured in 2016, the $1 million the firm secured in 2015 by winning the 43North startup competition, and the $1 million from angel investment the company also secured in 2015.

Tags: ACV Auctions, depreciation, used-vehicle values

February 16, 2017 - Industry News

Used-Vehicle Market Bracing for Off-Lease Tidal Wave

While low interest rates and consistent values are making it possible for the market to absorb the wave of newer, more expensive off-lease vehicles, demand for older, less expensive vehicles hasn't waned. But with fewer older vehicles available, sellers will be at a disadvantage, Edmunds said this week.

Tags: Edmunds, Inventory Management, Off-Lease Vehicles, used-vehicle values

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Manheim: Wholesale Prices Slipped in January

Manheim's Tom Webb believes the 0.3% year-over-year decrease could have been much worse considering the "sharply rising" supply of used units.

Tags: Manheim, Manheim Used Vehicle Report, Tom Webb, used-vehicle values, Wholesale Pricing

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Black Book: Weekly Used Luxury Car Prices Tumble

While the truck segment realized its best week in terms of vehicle depreciation last week, values for used luxury cars tumbled, according to Black Book’s Jan. 31 Market Insights Report.

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

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Kontos: December Wholesale Prices Fall, Up 3.9% YOY

Wholesale used-vehicle prices in December averaged $10,642, which was essentially flat with the prior month but up 3.9% from a year ago, according to ADESA Analytical Services.

Tags: ADESA, Kar Auction Services, Tom Kontos, used-vehicle values, Wholesale Pricing

December 6, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Trucks Depreciating More Than Cars

The pendulum finally swung last week, with trucks showing higher depreciation than cars for the first time this year, according to Black Book.

Tags: Black Book, used-vehicle values, Value Retention, vehicle depreciation, wholesale values

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

NADAUCG: Wholesale Depreciation Remains Steady in October

October’s 3.6% decline in wholesale prices for used vehicles eight years in age was in line with the NADA Used Car Guide’s forecasted range of 3.2% to 3.7%. However, the decline was slightly more than this October than the previous three-year average decline of 3.3% for the period.

Tags: NADA Used Car Guide, used-vehicle values, Wholesale Pricing, wholesale used average

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 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

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

July 12, 2016 - Industry News

Kontos: Strong Truck Values Drive 3.3% Increase in Wholesale Prices in June

Average wholesale values fell again on a month-over-month basis in June, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis thanks to the continued price strength of trucks, according to ADESA Analytical Services.

Tags: ADESA Analytical Services, Tom Kontos, used-vehicle sales, used-vehicle values

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Rise Again in May, Manheim Reports

Wholesale used-vehicle prices increased again in May, suggesting dealers have continued to achieve efficiency gains that allow them to bid-up auction prices even as gross margins narrow, according to Manheim’s Used Vehicle Value Index.

Tags: Manheim, Manheim Used Vehicle Report, used-vehicle values, Wholesale Pricing

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

DRIVIN Raises $7.5 Million in Additional Funding

The company that aims to change the way dealers sell, source, acquire, and deliver used cars announced it has raised an additional $7.5 million in equity capital. Launched in mid-2015, the Chicago-based startup has now raised $17.5 million in funding.

Tags: Auto Auctions, DRIVIN, inventory, used-vehicle sales, used-vehicle values

May 17, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book Releases Residual Forecast on Three-Year-Old Vehicles

The forecast shows that residuals on an average three-year-old vehicle will dip from the current three-year retention of 52% in 2016 to 47.8% by 2019. Increased used supply in the marketplace is the main culprit of slipping retention rates this year, the firm said.

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

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Used-Vehicle Pricing Continues to Ease

Wholesale prices fell for the third straight time in March, but Cox Automotive’s Tom Webb said the softening is no cause for alarm.

Tags: Manheim, Manheim Used Vehicle Report, Tom Webb, used-vehicle values

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

NADA Says New-Vehicle Sales to Reach 17.7 Million in 2016

In a joint press conference preceding the Los Angeles Auto Show, representatives from the NADA and J.D. Power spoke on the current state of auto retailing and delivered their 2016 new- and used-vehicle sales predictions.

Tags: Diesel Powered, Jonathan Banks, NADA, new-vehicle sales, Steven Szakaly, Used Car Guide, used-vehicle values, Volkswagen

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Kelley Blue Book Adds Self-Service Portal for Mass Vehicle Valuations

Kelley Blue Book now offers its customers a new self-service interface for easy access to new- and used-car Kelley Blue Book Values and configuration data by VIN.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, new-vehicle values, used-vehicle values, VIN

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Used-Car Prices Hit Record High in Second Quarter, Edmunds Reports

Shoppers were increasingly drawn to “near-new” used vehicles with higher price tags in the second quarter, with the average price of a used car increasing 8% from last year, according to Edmunds.

Tags: Auto Loan Terms, certified pre-owned vehicles, CPO, Edmunds, Edmunds.com, prices, used car sales, used-vehicle values

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Depreciation Slows in June, NADA Used Car Guide Reports

Used-vehicle depreciation slowed modestly in June compared to May’s more rapid pace, the firm reported this week, with prices for vehicles up to eight years in age falling 2.5% on a monthly basis in June.

Tags: J.D. Power and Associates, NADA Used Car Guide, used vehicles, used-vehicle values, vehicle depreciation

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Black Book: Vehicle Depreciation to Rise in 2015

Vehicle depreciation is expected to increase in 2015 as a larger used-car supply and off-lease volumes place pressure on retention rates, according to a report from Black Book and Fitch Ratings.

Tags: Black Book, Fitch Ratings, Report, used-vehicle values, vehicle depreciation

January 8, 2015 - Industry News

Manheim: Year-End Used-Car Values Stay Strong

Used-vehicle values rose nearly 2% in the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to a stronger job market and more attractive financing.

Tags: Fourth Quarter, Manheim, used-vehicle values

January 7, 2015 - Industry News

Used-Vehicle Prices Remain Resilient in 2014

Stronger pricing activity and fuel price trends highlighted a better-than-expected 2014 for used-vehicle prices, which outperformed 2013 levels and beat Black Book’s initial expectation.

Tags: Black Book, used-vehicle values

October 7, 2014 - Industry News

Decline in Wholesale Prices Keep Retail Markets on Track, Manheim Reports

Manheim says the more than 2% decline in wholesale prices 'appears to be part of a healthy overall market.' It allows dealers to turn inventory more quickly, officials say.

Tags: Manheim, used-vehicle values, Wholesale Pricing