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KBB: SUV/Pickup Demand Drive Up May's Avg. Transaction Price
April's Average Transaction Price Rises to $35,411
KBB: Average New-Car Prices Rise 2% in February

KBB: Average New-Car Prices Rise 2% in February

Transaction prices have remained unaffected so far this year by the expected slowdown in new-vehicle demand. Notable increases were recorded by American Honda, Toyota Motor Co., and Volkswagen.

March 1, 2018

Hyundai, Acura Take Top Honors in KBB’s ‘5-Year Cost to Own’ Awards
KBB: Average New-Vehicle Prices Rise to Record High in December

KBB: Average Transaction Price Reaches Record High in November

New-vehicle transaction prices are being driven higher by the shifting sales mix away from cars. Ford’s strong mix of F-Series Super Duty sales for the month helped drive up the automaker’s average transaction price by nearly 3%.

December 4, 2017

KBB: Flat Prices, Higher Incentive Spending Signals Headwinds for New-Car Market

KBB: Flat Prices, Higher Incentive Spending Signals Headwinds for New-Car Market

Transaction prices continue to rise at a slower pace, with the third-quarter average up just 1% after averaging 3% gains in the first half of the year. And while KBB expects solid sales in October, flat transaction prices combined with ever-growing incentive spending signal headwinds for the new-vehicle market as the year nears its close.

November 1, 2017

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Expected to Fall 2% in October

Despite the expected decline, October looks to be relatively strong on strong replacement demand in hurricane-impacted states and higher incentive spending. Kelley Blue Book analysts, however, believe these are indicators that new-vehicle demand is still contracting.

October 25, 2017

KBB: September’s Avg. New-Vehicle Price Up $144 From a Year Ago
KBB Puts September's SAAR at 17.5 Million

KBB Puts September's SAAR at 17.5 Million

Kelley Blue Book said replacement demand driven by hurricanes Harvey and Sandy is already being felt in some areas. The firm predicts that will continue into October and potentially November as vehicle insurance payouts are received.

September 27, 2017

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.8% Through August

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.8% Through August

Out of the 22 vehicle segments tracked monthly by Kelley Blue Book, only 10 posted higher sales numbers compared to the first eight months of 2016. Of those 10, large vehicles commanded eight of those spots.

September 7, 2017

KBB: Average New-Car Price Rises Nearly 1% in August
KBB: New-Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise Nearly 3% in May
KBB Puts May New-Vehicle Sales at 1.53 Million Units

KBB Puts May New-Vehicle Sales at 1.53 Million Units

If the firm's forecast is realized, May's new-vehicle sales total would best April by 7% but would be flat with a year ago. The vehicle information site also believes retail sales will account for 80.5% of volume.

May 30, 2017