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New-Vehicle Affordability Declined to New Low in 2022

New-vehicle affordability declined again in December and reached a new low in 2022, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index released yesterday. Auto loan rates reached a new 20-year high and the average new-vehicle price increased to a record-high $49,507. The number of median weeks of income needed to purchase the average new vehicle … Continued

Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: January 17th

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: January 17

Inflation declined in December, as did used-retail vehicle sales. Auto loan performance deteriorated further, and consumer sentiment is mixed so far this month. Used-vehicle retail sales and average wholesale prices on a non-seasonally adjusted basis also fell in December, as did. Full-year 2022 saw the largest declines in used-vehicle wholesale values in Manheim Used Vehicle … Continued

In a Down Market, EV Sales Soar to New Record

In an auto market that saw total new vehicles fall 8% year over year, battery-electric vehicles (EVs) sales were a bright spot. According to the latest counts from Kelley Blue Book, total new-vehicle sales in the U.S. fell in 2022 to 13.8 million units, down from 15 million in 2021 and well down from the … Continued

Used Vehicles Have Steady Supply, Lower Average Asking Price

The used-vehicle market has stabilized, resembling the pre-pandemic normal, with inventory holding steady and prices dipping from their record highs, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. 2.32M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of Dec. 26, 2022 54 Days’ Supply $27,143 Average Listing Price 69,418 Average Mileage The total supply of unsold used … Continued

2023 Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call Replay Available

A replay of the 2023 Cox Automotive Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call held on Thursday, January 12, is available below. Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke and our Industry Insights team provided a deep dive into the economy and auto industry – the new, used and wholesale vehicle markets for 2022 and the year ahead, including 2023 … Continued

December CPO Sales Rise, 2022 Totals Hit Forecast

Certified pre-owned (CPO) sales in December rose 13.6%, nearly 27,000 units, from November to finish at 225,241. This total is up 20.6%, or nearly 40,000 units from December 2021. CPO sales finished 2022 at nearly 2.47 million units, a decline of nearly 280,000 units, or 10.2% from 2021 CPO sales. December CPO Sales Leveraging a same-store … Continued

2023 Cox Automotive Forecasts

Cox Automotive provides forecasts on the new and used vehicle markets as well as leasing, fleet and CPO sales and the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index. The Industry Insights team reviews the forecasts quarterly and updates them as changes in the market dictate. The 2023 forecasts were presented during the Cox Automotive 2023 Industry Insights … Continued

Cox Automotive 2023 Industry Insights and Forecast Presentation Available

The 2023 Cox Automotive Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call was held today, January 12. The presentation is available for download. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke, Senior Economist Charlie Chesbrough and Chris Frey, senior manager of economic and industry insights, presented how the auto industry performed in 2022 and how the team sees the industry progressing in … Continued

Inventory Build-Up Suggests Incentives May Be Coming

New-vehicle inventory stacked up in December, suggesting some automakers may be forced to bring back incentives to spur sluggish sales and draw down supply, according to Cox Automotive’s analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. Despite stagnated sales and rising supply, prices still increased. “New-vehicle inventory climbed through December, nearing what used to be considered ‘normal’ … Continued