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September Depreciation Report Shows 1% Overall Decline

Black Book reports used vehicle values fell by 1% in September, led by declines in the compact van and luxury car categories. Only one segment showed improvement.

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Summer’s End Puts Retention Index on Downward Track

‘Market strength is waning’ for used vehicles after a strong summer, a trend that is likely to continue through the end of the year, according to the latest report from Black Book.

Hot August: Subcompacts Lead 1.4% Gain in Retained Values

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index shows a 1.4% month-over-month increase in August, a month in which all but a few pre-owned segments showed improvement.

Black Book: Retained Values Flat in July

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index showed no change overall from June to July, but a closer look reveals ‘very clear trends’ in several key segments.

Black Book Powers TEXTiUM Buy-Back Platform

A new partnership integrates Black Book’s vehicle valuation data with TEXTiUM’s dealer buy-back marketing platform.

Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June

Black Book analysts say full-size vans and premium sports cars helped used-vehicle values start summer on a strong note, ticking up 0.6% from May to finish at 115 in June.

Will Data Put an End to Powerbooking?

A new-to-market, data-driven solution has reignited the discussion over intentional vehicle overvaluation, a form of bank fraud that remains prevalent despite a string of dealer lawsuits and regulatory actions.

Black Book, Autodata Partner to Launch As-Built Valuation

Black Book and Autodata Solutions announced the launch of As-Built Valuation Service, a collaborative effort that integrates Black Book’s vehicle valuation data into Autodata’s ChromeData platform.

Black Book Launches Anti-Powerbooking Solution

Black Book has unveiled Asset Verification Tool, a proprietary VIN-level identifier designed to help auto finance sources reduce the risk of fraud at loan origination.

Black Book Partners With Drivably to Enhance Inventory Recommendations

Black Book and Drivably have partnered to pair the former’s data and analytics expertise with the latter’s AI and machine learning platform to enhance dealer inventory acquisition recommendations.