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Cox Automotive Monthly Industry Update Video Series – Episode 5

The Cox Automotive Monthly Industry Update is produced by the Cox Automotive Economic and Industry Insights team with the goal of providing a holistic look at the auto industry’s performance each month in video format.  In Episode 5, Cox Automotive Executive Analyst Michelle Krebs is joined by Senior Manager of Economic and Industry Insights Chris … Continued

Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: September 13

The video below is part of a biweekly Auto Market Report series focusing on data and insights that provide a holistic view of the auto industry. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke leads our effort to translate data and trends into actionable insights. Download this week’s presentation.

Auto Market Weekly Summary: September 12

Average new-vehicle prices hit a new record in August. Pricing power remains strong for manufacturers and dealers. Used-vehicle sales increased in August from July. Used supply is a bit higher than normal in retail and in wholesale, and as a result, wholesale prices in August declined more than normal for the time of year. Supply came … Continued

New-Vehicle Prices Increase for Fifth Straight Month, Set Record Again in August, According to Kelley Blue Book

The average price paid for a new vehicle in the U.S. in August topped July’s record and kept the average transaction price (ATP) solidly above the $48,000 mark, according to new data released today by Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive company. The Kelley Blue Book new-vehicle ATP increased to $48,301 in August 2022, beating … Continued

Podcast: Dana Lowenthal and Patrick Brennan of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions

Auto Marketing, Sept. 9, 2022 – During the NAAA annual convention, Cherokee Media Group senior editor Joe Overby shared a conversation with two executives from Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions — Dana Lowenthal and Patrick Brennan. Among other topics, they discussed how dealers are leveraging auctions today, whether they’re still walking the lanes or going online … Continued

Auto Credit Availability Tightens Again in August

Access to auto credit declined for the fourth straight month in August, according to the Dealertrack Credit Availability Index for all types of auto loans. The All-Loans Index declined 0.8% to 102.5 in August, reflecting that auto credit was harder to get in the month compared to July. The decline in access in recent months … Continued

Certified Pre-Owned Sales Rebound in August

Certified pre-owned (CPO) sales increased month over month but underperformed the overall used-vehicle retail market in August. August CPO sales rose to 211,609 units, up more than 5,000 units or a 2.6% increase over July. Year-over-year CPO sales decreased by nearly 11,000 units, or 5.1% lower than in August 2021. August 2022 CPO Sales Leveraging … Continued

Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index: U.S. Auto Dealers See Market Weakness Driven by Inflation, Economic Anxiety, and Tight Inventory; Market Outlook Hits Record Low

U.S. automobile dealer sentiment in Q3 2022 reflects that more dealers view the current market as weak than strong. Now, at 49, the current market index is below the threshold of 50 in the Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index (CADSI), marking the fifth quarter-over-quarter decline in overall market sentiment. The index is down five points from … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decline Substantially in August

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix, mileage, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased 4.0% in August from July. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index declined to 210.8 but is up 8.4% from a year ago. The non-adjusted price change in August was a decline of 2.6% compared to July, leaving the unadjusted average price up 5.9% … Continued

August Fleet Sales Increase Slightly Month Over Month, Rise 14.6% Above Year-Ago Level

Sales into large fleets, not including sales into dealer and manufacturer fleets, increased 0.8% month over month in August to 128,464 units, according to an early estimate from Cox Automotive. August 2022 Fleet Sales Combined sales into large rental, commercial, and government fleets were up 14.6% year over year in August. Sales into rental were down … Continued