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Wholesale Values Rise for Fifth Consecutive Week

Wholesale Values Rise for Fifth Consecutive Week

Overall car segment values were up 0.24% last week, compared to 0.29% the week before. Overall truck segment values were up 0.16% last week, compared to 0.19% the week before.

April 23, 2019

Weekly Values Show Spring Bounce Continues

Weekly Values Show Spring Bounce Continues

Overall car segment values last week were up 0.29%, compared to up 0.25% the week before. Overall truck segment values were up 0.19% last week, compared to a decline of 0.01% the week before.

April 16, 2019

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Rise 2.3% in March

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Rise 2.3% in March

The spring / tax season market uptick helped make March a strong month for used vehicle sales, and late-model sedans from fleet leasing consignors continue to outperform their SUV/CUV counterparts, according to Tom Kontos, KAR's chief economist.

April 15, 2019

2019 Depreciation Rate Up Sharply to 15%

2019 Depreciation Rate Up Sharply to 15%

Black Book analysts forecast an annual depreciation rate of 15% in 2019 as the supply of used cars and trucks increases, up from a "noticeably strong" 12.4% depreciation rate in 2018.

April 11, 2019

Black Book's Retention Index Down 0.6% in March

Valuation and forecast solutions provider Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index registered 113.8 for March, a 0.6% decline from February (114.5) but a 1.7% improvement from March 2018 (112.0).

April 9, 2019

Weekly Sedan Values Lifted by Spring Market

Weekly Sedan Values Lifted by Spring Market

Truck and car values both saw a bump last week, as the spring market continues to lift overall values, according to Black Book's April 8 Market Insights report.

April 9, 2019

Wholesale Market's Slow 2019 Start Sped Up in March

Wholesale Market's Slow 2019 Start Sped Up in March

The lull that the wholesale market experienced through January and February was upended in March, as the industry saw the traditional spring bounce in values, according to the most recent Manheim Index report.

April 8, 2019

Depreciation Costs Decline, Now 32.9% of TCO

Depreciation Costs Decline, Now 32.9% of TCO

Vehicle depreciation accounted for 32.9% of the total cost of ownership over the past 12 months, which continues a three-year trend of declining depreciation costs, according to a new study from Motus.

April 5, 2019

Spring Resale Market Arrives for Trucks
What the Fed's Flat Interest Rates Will Mean for Used Cars
Lease Prices Fall for Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan
Wholesale Truck Segment Values See a Bump in February

Wholesale Truck Segment Values See a Bump in February

In the month preceding the start of the Spring season, trucks continued to show the resilience they've shown in past months. A few key segments showed particular strength and luxury vehicles continued to struggle.

March 20, 2019

Weekly Wholesale Values Show Positive Signs for Midsize Cars
February Used Fleet Values Outpaced Rest of Market

February Used Fleet Values Outpaced Rest of Market

The average sale price for used vehicles from fleet leasing consignors continued to outpace vehicles cosigned to auction by manufacturers and dealers in February, according to Tom Kontos, KAR's chief economist.

March 14, 2019

Weekly Luxury Vehicle Values Fall at Auction

Weekly Luxury Vehicle Values Fall at Auction

Luxury car and truck values fell last week, as demand continues to climb for more affordable vehicles, according to Black Book's March 11 Market Insights report.

March 12, 2019