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Vehicle Depreciation Should Rise in 2019

Deprecation was low through most of 2018. Segments such as sedans performed better than they have in years past, while trucks and SUVs continue to retain their values well.

New-Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise 3.4% in May

Utility vehicles and pickups played a large part in driving up the average transaction price for a new vehicle to $35,635 in May, a 3.4% increase over the same time last year, according to Kelley Blue Book.

New Car Prices Climb 2% in March

The average transaction price for a new vehicle in March reached $35,285, 2% higher when compared to the same time last year, according to a Kelley Blue Book announcement.

New Vehicle Price Increase Driven by Imports

The Volkswagen Group, General Motors, and Toyota Motor Company are three of the OEMs that experienced the highest rise in average transaction price. Respectively, the three OEMs saw average transaction prices rise 7.1%, 3.5%, and 3.4%.

Lowest 5-Year Cost-to-Own Vehicles Named

Five General Motors vehicles from the 2018 model year have the lowest cost to own in their categories over a five-year period, while four Toyota or Lexus vehicles also made an annual list from Kelley Blue Book.