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LeasePlan's Smolka Keynoting IARA Summer Roundtable

Felipe Smolka, executive VP and transformation leader for LeasePlan USA.

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) has announced that Felipe Smolka, executive vice president of transformation for LeasePlan USA, will be providing a keynote presentation at the 2018 IARA Summer Roundtable.


Wholesale Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1% in June

Mid-size sedans, in particular, performed well in the wholesale market. Mid-size sedan...

Off-lease fleet vehicles sold in the wholesale market at auction fell 1% in value in June from the prior month but increased 7% from a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.


Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Rise Incrementally

Fleet vehicles are faring well in the used wholesale vehicle market, according to Tom Kontos.

Wholesale vehicle prices for former fleet vehicles at auction increased 0.8% in May from April and have increased 6.8% from a year ago in a "seasonally strong" market, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.


Fleet Lease Consignor Prices Rise 2.3%

Analysis by Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services chief economist, show fleet consignors saw a 2.3%...

Off-lease vehicles from fleet consignors in the rental, commercial, and government sectors increased 2.3% in April from March and increased 5.8% from a year ago, according to analysis from KAR Auction Services.


Fleet Lease Consignor Prices Up 6.6% in March

Screenshot of Tom Kontos, chief economist, courtesy of KAR Auction Services.

Prices for vehicles from fleet lease consignors increased 6.6% in March and are 4.9% higher than a year ago driven in part by a strong spring selling season that boosted the values significantly from February levels, according to KAR Auction Services.


Avis Opens New Car Sales Locations

All vehicles are Avis Certified — meaning they have passed a rigorous multi-point, bumper-to-bumper inspection process completed by certified mechanics, including ASE-Certified and ASE Master Technicians.