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Auto Market Weekly Summary

Inflation cooled more than expected in October as most metrics based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) data saw slower paces of increase from September and year over year. Retail sales declined in October but came in better than expected. Miscellaneous stores and motor vehicles and parts had the biggest declines for the month. Excluding autos … Continued

CPO Sales Come in Surprisingly Weak in October

In October, certified pre-owned (CPO) sales experienced a slight decline, falling by less than 400 units from October 2022 to reach 207,189, a year-over-year decrease of 0.2%. However, this decrease is more pronounced compared to September, as month-over-month CPO sales were down by over 23,000 units, or 10.1%. One less selling day contributed to both … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decline in First Half of November

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased 1.6% from October in the first 15 days of November. The midmonth Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index declined to 206.1, which was down 5.3% from the full month of November 2022. The seasonal adjustment reduced the decrease. The non-adjusted price change in the … Continued

Cox Automotive Monthly Industry Update Video Series – Episode 16

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 16, Cox Automotive Manager of Economic and Industry Insights Mirlene Jean-Simon is joined by Rebecca Rydzewski, research manager, … Continued

Cox Automotive’s Evolved Brand Portfolio: Simplified and Harmonized

Chief Marketing Officer Ken Kraft explains the driving force behind Cox Automotive’s new simplified and harmonized brand portfolio and why, in this case, less is more for customers. Have you noticed the most powerful brands keep things simple? Think Google, Apple, Uber, Coca-Cola – all are easy to recognize, familiar and concentrated in one powerful … Continued

Estimated Monthly Used-Vehicle SAAR and Volume

According to Cox Automotive estimates based on vehicle registration data, total used-vehicle sales in October decreased 3.5% year over year to 3.0 million units. Retail used-vehicle sales also decreased month over month in October, with one less selling day than September. Estimates based on registration data indicate that the used-vehicle sales pace — both total … Continued

New-Vehicle Affordability Little Changed in October Despite Higher Interest Rates

Income growth favored consumers enough in October to offset the impact of higher prices, lower incentives, and higher auto loan rates. New-vehicle affordability improved slightly month over month and year over year, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index. “In October, strong income growth and smaller financed amounts helped the consumer overcome negative … Continued

Average New-Vehicle Prices Down 1.4% Year Over Year in October, as Healthy Inventories Help Buyers

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2023 – In October, with a UAW strike underway but new-vehicle inventories on the rise, the average price paid for a new vehicle in the U.S. was $47,936, less than 1% more than the month earlier (revised to $47,797), according to Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive company. Compared to one year ago, when … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

Used-vehicle sales slowed in October, and wholesale vehicle values resumed declining, erasing more than the small increases in the prior two months. Consumers are still leveraging credit as non-mortgage credit expanded by $9.06 billion in September, reversing some of August’s decline. Auto credit access improved again in aggregate in October across all channels and with … Continued

Used-Vehicle Inventory Remains Limited to Start November

Used-vehicle inventory volume at the start of November was slightly higher than in early October but days’ supply remained flat, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data.   2.30M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of Nov. 6, 2023 49 Days’ Supply $26,533 Average Listing Price 69,971 Average Mileage The total supply of unsold … Continued