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KBB Names Winners of Best Resale Value Awards

Kelley Blue Book named Toyota as the winner of its 2018 Best Resale Value Award for the overall brand category, marking the third time that the company has received the award. For the luxury brand category, KBB named Porsche its winner.

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Black Book Adds Valuation Data to AutoAlert Software

Black Book will begin offerings it valuation data AutoAlert, a data-mining and communication solution, under a new partnership. Under this agreement, Black Book will populate AutoAlert’s algorithms with its proprietary vehicle values, the company has announced.

Used-Car Values Could Fall by 50%, Morgan Stanley Says

A new report from Morgan Stanley warns that used-car values could fall by 25% to 50% in the next four to five years.

Black Book Introduces Visual Analytics Data Product

Black Book has introduced Visual Analytics, a subscription-based interactive data solution that enables auto professionals and lenders to easily unearth and gain insights on outcomes leveraging historical, current and projected vehicle and segment valuation data, according to the company.

J.D. Power to Offer Residual Value Benchmarking Product

J.D. Power has released a benchmarking product that was designed as an informational resource for vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies and lenders that it's calling J.D. Power Residual Values.

Mid-Size Car Retention Falls for First Time in 4 Years

Mid-size car retention rates for model-year vehicles older than two years dropped this year after remaining steady for the previous four years.

Vehicle Valuation 101

Understanding depreciation, how vehicles are valued and when to remarket can improve your total cost of ownership.

Choose Any Vehicle Color, But It'll Probably be White, Silver, or Black

Fleet managers choose vehicle color options for a variety of practical, economical, and psychological reasons. Choices should be made with an eye to the future and the consumers who ultimately buy out-of-service fleet vehicles.

16 Tips to Maximize Residual Value

Follow these common sense strategies before the acquisition decision, during ownership and prior to resale to help you hold the line on residual values.