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2020 Cox Automotive Market Insights and Outlook Flipbook Available

The Cox Automotive Economic and Industry insights team’s goal is to help automotive industry stakeholders make the best decisions for the future. The 2020 Cox Automotive Market Insights & Outlook flipbook makes accessing key data and insights easy. Replacing the hard copy version, this digital format allows readers to quickly find what they are looking for and can be … Continued

Record-Setting CPO Sales Volume Reversed in March by COVID-19

Like the new- and used-vehicle markets, the CPO market struggled last month as mandated stay-at-home orders and dealership closings severely hampered vehicle sales. Sales of certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles decreased 40% year over year in March. CPO sales were on a record-setting pace for the year before COVID-19 and ended down 33% month over month … Continued

COVID-19 Puts Brakes on March Fleet Sales, Rental Units Down 34%

Year-over-year growth in fleet sales began a strong decline compared to the prior year as combined rental, commercial and government purchases of new vehicles were down 27.6% in March. Total fleet volume in March was 229,725, down significantly from 317,427 in March 2019. Rental units led the drop with a 34% decrease while commercial vehicle … Continued

CPO Sales up 10% Month Over Month Following Record January

Sales of certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles increased 13% year over year in February and were up 10% month over month compared to January. For the month, 238,229 CPO units were sold. This year CPO sales are up 10% versus 2019, the all-time record for the CPO market, with 454,188 sold through February. This means that the … Continued

13-Month Rolling Used-Vehicle SAAR

As another data point to monitor the health of the automotive market, Cox Automotive calculates a 13-month rolling used-vehicle seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). According to Cox Automotive estimates, total used-vehicle sales volume was up 4.4% year over year in February. We estimate the February used SAAR to be 39.8 million, up from 39.4 million last February … Continued

Fleet Sales up Slightly in February, Continue to Track Lower Year Over Year

Year-over-year growth in fleet sales continue to track lower than last year even as combined rental, commercial and government purchases of new vehicles were up 2.7% in February. Total fleet volume in February was 278,561, up slightly from 271,130 in February 2019. Commercial vehicle sales were up 8.7% year over year in February. Retail sales of … Continued

Incentives Are Helping Keep CPO Strong

Thanks in part to a strong supply of off-lease vehicles returning to the market, certified pre-owned (CPO) sales continue to be a bright spot for the auto industry. CPO sales in January were healthy, and there’s nothing that makes us believe anything will be different in February. In fact, with tax return season on the … Continued

2020 Starts With Highest CPO Sales for January in a Decade

Sales of certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles increased 8% year over year in January, starting the year off with the highest CPO sales for January in a decade. For the month, 215,959 CPO units were sold according to an analysis of Motor Intelligence data, down 8% month over month compared to December, which is typically a … Continued

January Fleet Sales Reflect Expected Slowdown

Fleet drove the strength in the new-vehicle market for 2019 whereas 2020 is expected to be more moderate. Combined rental, commercial and government purchases of new vehicles were down 5.3% year over year in January. Total fleet volume in January was 205,926, down from 217,500 in January 2019. Commercial vehicle sales were up 3.7% year … Continued

CPO Beats Sales Forecast, Sets All-Time Record in 2019

Certified pre-owned (CPO) sales volume set another record in 2019 – marking the ninth consecutive year of record-breaking sales. CPO sales reached 2.80 million vehicles in 2019, up 4% from 2018, exceeding the Cox Automotive forecast of 2.75 million.   2019 was the last big year of growth in off-lease units as we reached a total … Continued