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January Service Activity and Revenue Increase Year Over Year, according to Xtime Metrics

The latest Cox Automotive analysis of Xtime metrics shows that service activity decreased and service revenue increased month over month at U.S. franchised dealerships in January. The Repair Order Revenue Index and the Repair Order Volume Index were both up compared to January 2022. The monthly Xtime volume and revenue metrics are designed to showcase … Continued

Cox Automotive Analysis: Stellantis’ Q4 2022 Market Performance

Stellantis has steered skillfully through the global computer chip shortage, maintaining the most abundant vehicle inventory in the U.S. auto industry for the past year while other automakers struggled with skimpy supply. Still, Stellantis posted a decline in U.S. sales in the fourth quarter while also cutting incentives. Its average transaction price rose to over … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary: February 20

Year-over-year inflation declined in January but at a slower pace. Inflation remains elevated and much higher than the Federal Reserve’s target. Inflation impacting lower-income households remains extremely high. Retail sales increased more than expected in January. Adjusted for inflation, retail sales were unchanged year over year. Most categories are up year over year, and the consumer … Continued

Manheim Market Insights Series: Episode 6

Welcome to the monthly Manheim Market Insights update. Jeremy Robb, senior director of economic and industry insights at Cox Automotive, offers a monthly check-in on what we are seeing in the used wholesale and retail markets, all through the wide lens of the data available from Cox Automotive. This month’s video highlights the mid-month Manheim … Continued

Used-Vehicle Supply is Lean for Spring Selling Season

The supply of used vehicles is lean as the spring selling season seems to be kicking off early this year, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. 2.21M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of Jan. 23, 2023 48 Days’ Supply $26,510 Average Listing Price 68,994 Average Mileage The total supply of unsold used … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices See Large Increase in First Half of February

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 4.1% from January in the first 15 days of February. This was the largest February increase since 2009’s full-month 4.4% gain. The mid-month Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index rose to 234.0, which was down 7.3% from the full month of February 2022. The … Continued

New-Vehicle Inventory Edged Lower; Listing Prices Stabilize

Revised, March 16, 2023 – New-vehicle inventory edged lower in January from December but remained significantly higher than a year ago, according to Cox Automotive’s analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. 1.75M Total Inventoryas of Jan. 23, 2023 58 Days’ Supply $47,521 Average Listing Price The total U.S. supply of available unsold new vehicles stood … Continued

New-Vehicle Affordability Improved Slightly to Start 2023

New-vehicle affordability improved for the first time in 6 months in January, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index. Declining new-vehicle prices, increasing incentives and improving incomes offset challenges from auto loan rates reaching a new 20-year high. The number of median weeks of income needed to purchase the average new vehicle in January … Continued

CPO Sales Get Off to a Strong Start in January

Certified pre-owned (CPO) sales in January rose 21.5%, nearly 36,000 units, over last January to finish at 202,074. This total is down month over month by over 23,000 units, or down 10%, compared to December 2022. January CPO sales typically show a decline month over month. January CPO Sales Used retail sales in January are … Continued

Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: February 14th

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.