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September 7, 2017 - Industry News

AUL Promotes Bryan Nieves to Vice President of National Accounts

Byran Nieves

Aside from the promotion of Nieves, who has been with the company for more than 20 years and previously served as national accounts manager, AUL announced the promotion of Henry Paoli to national sales manager.

Tags: AUL Corp., F&I manager, F&I products, used vehicles, vehicle service contracts

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Black Book: Luxury Depreciation Spikes

Luxury vehicles continued to struggle last week, as the segment realized some of the highest depreciation rates among all segments, according to the vehicle valuation firm.

Tags: Black Book, depreciation, Luxury Vehicles, used vehicles

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Black Book: Used-Car Prices Stabilize in December

Depreciation trends stabilized to close out 2016, with depreciation rates for all cars and trucks falling into seasonal patterns, Black Book reported this week.

Tags: Black Book, Cars, depreciation, Trucks, used vehicles

December 7, 2016 - Industry News

Channel Stuffing, Incentives Responsible for Slip in Manheim Index

Wholesale used vehicle prices on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis declined 1% in November, according to Manheim’s Used Vehicle Value Index report. Due to this decline, the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index fell 0.3% from a year ago to 124.7.

Tags: Manheim, Used Vehicle Value Index, used vehicles, Wholesale Pricing

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Used-Vehicle Depreciation Continues Slowdown

For the car segment, wholesale values decreased by 0.56% last week, an improvement over the 0.62% decrease the segment realized the week before. On the truck front, wholesale values decreased by 0.31%, less than the prior week’s depreciation rate of 0.59%.

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

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.6 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles on U.S. roadways increased to 11.6 years this year. Vehicle registrations also climbed 2.4% from a year ago to 264 million, according to IHS Markit.

Tags: Aging Fleet, IHS, IHS Markit, New Vehicles, used vehicles

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Kontos: Wholesale Prices Up Year Over Year, Down From September

As has been the case for much of the year, average wholesale used-car prices were down on a year-over-year basis. In October, the average wholesale used-vehicle price fell by 1.2% compared to the year before. Trucks, on the other hand, continued to realize year-over-year increases in wholesale prices. Compared to last year, truck prices are up 5.1%.

Tags: ADESA, ADESA Analytical Services, Tom Kontos, used vehicles, Wholesale Pricing

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

LotPop Announces Release of LotScore

According to the company, the weekly report will score a dealer’s inventory in four key areas: status, marketing, inventory stocking, and inventory return on investment. The end goal, the company added, is to help drive more used-car sales at higher margins.

Tags: Dealer Inventory, LotPop, LotScore, used vehicles

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

IntelliChoice Names Kia's CPO Program 'Best Popular Program'

For the second year in a row, IntelliChoice has named Kia Motors America’s certified pre-owned program the 'Best Popular Program.'

Tags: Award, CPO, Kia, used vehicles

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 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 3, 2016 - Industry News

Sonic: Q3 'Operationally Challenging'

F&I, used retail sales, and fixed ops helped dampen Sonic's third quarter declines in volume and gross profit per unit (GPU) retailed. The group also reported that its EchoPark locations increased their F&I per-copy average by 16.3% to $1,078. Overall, the group's F&I operations averaged $1,341 per copy during the period.

Tags: F&I, Quarterly Earnings, Sonic Automotive, Third Quarter, used vehicles

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Sun Toyota Names New Used Car Director

Sun Toyota promotes Shawn Mazzoni to used-car director, the dealership announced this week. He will lead the consolidation of two separate used-car operations into a single department, which will be housed in a newly constructed sales tower.

Tags: Promotion, Sun Toyota, used vehicles

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 25, 2016 - Industry News

Used Pickup Sales Weakening

A rising supply of used pickups coupled with aggressive pricing for new models is expected to cause a weakening in values in the wholesale market, according to new data from Black Book.

Tags: Black Book, depreciation, Retention, Trucks, 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

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 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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

New-Vehicle SAAR Falls Below 17 Million in August, Manheim Reports

For the second time this year, the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) for new vehicles fell below 17 million in August. Manheim, however, said the drop 'may be a good thing."

Tags: Manheim Used Vehicle Report, New Vehicles, SAAR, used vehicles, Wholesale Pricing

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

Asbury: 'Choppy' Retail Environment Drives Down Q2 F&I Gross Profit

Asbury increased its F&I per-copy average 3% to $1,436 in the second quarter. But total F&I gross profit fell due to a 'Choppy' retail environment, officials said.

Tags: Asbury Automotive, F&I, new-vehicle sales, Quarterly Earnings, Second Quarter, used vehicles

August 16, 2016 - Industry News

July's 2.3% Drop in Wholesale Prices Ties June Record, NADAUCG Reports

Wholesale prices for vehicles up to eight years in age fell 2.3% in July, tying June for the biggest drop recorded so far this year, according to the NADA Used Car guide. As a result, the firm lowered its seasonally adjusted used vehicle price index 1.1% to 118.9 .

Tags: depreciation, NADA, NADA Used Car Guide, used vehicles, Wholesale Pricing

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

Kontos: Wholesale Pricing Increases 4.9% in July

The average wholesale used price in July was $10,362, a 2% decline from June but a a 4.9% increase from a year ago, according to ADESA Analytical Services. The strength of truck prices carried the year-over-year gains.

Tags: ADESA, remarketing, used vehicles, Wholesale Pricing

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

Carfax Introduces Carfax Snapshot

Carfax Snapshot is designed to help consumers shopping on third-party websites make faster buying decisions by putting key vehicle history details — including reported accidents, number of owners, service records, and open recalls — on the search results and vehicle details pages.

Tags: Carfax, Carfax Report, Online Shopping, used vehicles

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Used Vehicles Depreciate 1.7% in June, Black Book Reports

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated 1.7% in June, according to Black Book. On a year-over-year basis, these vehicles fell 15.4% in value.

Tags: Black Book, depreciation, Pricing, used vehicles

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