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Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Increase in First Half of May

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 0.3% from April in the first 15 days of May. The mid-month Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index rose to 199.1, which was down 11.3% from the full month of May 2023. The seasonal adjustment mitigated the results for the month. The non-adjusted price … Continued

Days’ Supply Increases Month over Month at Start of May, as More Brands See Higher Inventory Levels

Despite generally healthy sales in April, brands with 100+ average days’ supply pulled the average days’ supply up two days at the start of May to 76 days, according to Cox Automotive’s analysis of vAuto Live Market View data. One month ago, at the start of April, days’ supply stood at 74. 2.84M Total Inventoryas … Continued

Used Retail Vehicle Sales Decrease in April

According to vAuto Live Market View data estimates, retail used-vehicle sales in April decreased from March and were down by 7.0% month over month. A total of 1.45 million used vehicles were sold at retail – from both franchised and independent dealers – during April, up 4.8% year over year. Days’ supply at the start of April … Continued

New-Vehicle Affordability Declined in April

New-vehicle affordability declined in April, reversing some of the improvement in March, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index. “The decline in affordability resulted from negative trends in pricing and incentives, as manufacturers and dealers were less aggressive on promotions and discounting than they were for the quarter end,” said Cox Automotive Chief … Continued

After Three Months of Declines, New-Vehicle Prices Reversed Course in April, According to Latest Kelley Blue Book Estimates

ATLANTA, May 14, 2024 – A downward slide in new-vehicle prices through the first quarter of 2024 reversed course in April, with average transaction prices (ATPs) increasing by 2.2% to $48,510, the highest prices since December 2023. The April price estimates were released today by Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive brand. Year over year, new-vehicle … Continued

Auto Credit Availability Declined in April

Access to auto credit declined slightly in April as credit tightened across new and certified pre-owned (CPO) channels and at banks and captives, according to the Dealertrack Credit Availability Index. The All-Loans Index declined to 93.8 in April, down 0.7% year over year. Credit access in April was tighter than a year ago in all … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Declined in April

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix, mileage, and seasonally adjusted basis) were down in April compared to March. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index (MUVVI) fell to 198.4, a decline of 14.0% from a year ago. The seasonal adjustment to the index magnified the results for the month, resulting in a 2.3% month-over-month decrease. The … Continued

Tax Refund Season Draws To A Close With Retail Used-Vehicle Sales Up More Than 5% Year Over Year

Used-vehicle inventory levels at the start of April were lower than in March, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Live Market data, as healthy sales fueled by tax refunds drew supply down to the lowest level since the spring of 2023.   2.22M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of April 4, 2024 44 Days’ Supply … Continued

New-Vehicle Inventory Increases While Steady Sales Pull Down Days’ Supply

April opened with 72 days of new-vehicle supply across the industry, down seven days from the start of March, as higher volumes in recent weeks helped to keep inventory in check. According to Cox Automotive’s analysis of vAuto Live Market View, the total U.S. supply of available unsold new vehicles opened April at 2.77 million … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decrease in First Half of April

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased by 1.9% from March during the first 15 days of April. The mid-month Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index dropped to 199.2, which was 13.7% lower than the full month of April 2023. The seasonal adjustment amplified the results. The non-adjusted price change in … Continued