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Cox Automotive Launches Manheim Market Insights Series

Welcome to the monthly Manheim Market Insights update. This monthly video is new content offered by Kevin Chartier, vice president of Manheim Market Insights. In each video, Chartier will share a few of his thoughts on what we are seeing in the used wholesale and retail markets; all through the wide lens of data available … Continued

Repair Order Revenue and Volume Increase in August, according to Xtime Metrics

Both service activity and service revenue at U.S. franchised dealerships jumped in August, according to the latest Cox Automotive analysis of Xtime metrics. The Repair Order Revenue Index increased to a record high in August. Meanwhile, the Repair Order Volume Index increased both month over month and year over year. The monthly Xtime volume and … Continued

Automation and the Future of Automotive Retail

As consumer comfort with online car buying accelerates and retailers drive for more efficient operations, digital retailing solutions are being embraced. Innovation within financing and titling, critical enablers of the digital car buying experience, began more than 20 years ago. Predictive models evolved that help lenders set parameters that facilitate improved loan decisioning. The creation … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary: September 19

The financial markets responded negatively this week to a mixed August inflation report that showed headline inflation coming down slightly, but not as much as expected, and showed core inflation accelerating with rents accelerating and food prices still growing even with gas prices declining. Retail sales in August were stronger than expected. Consumers spent less … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Continue Decline in First Half of September

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) declined 2.3% from August in the first 15 days of September. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index fell to 205.9, which was up only 0.6% from September 2021. The non-adjusted price change in the first half of September was a decline of 1.4% compared … Continued

Used-Vehicle Market Remains Resilient, Days’ Supply 30% Higher Than A Year Ago

Used-vehicle inventory volume held steady from July to August, as did prices – a sign of market stability, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. 2.46M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of Aug. 29, 2022 49 Days’ Supply $28,061 Average Listing Price 70,845 Average Mileage The total supply of unsold used vehicles on … Continued

Estimated Monthly Used-Vehicle SAAR and Volume

Total used-vehicle sales in August are estimated to be near 3.1 million units, down 11.4% from August 2021, according to Cox Automotive. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), or sales pace, is estimated to be near 36.2 million, down from last August’s 40.8 million level and below July’s revised 38.3 million pace. Used retail sales … Continued

New-Vehicle Inventory Closes August at Highest Level Since June 2021

New-vehicle inventory closed August higher than it did a year ago, when the global computer chip shortage began hurting production, but supply remains low compared with pre-pandemic times, according to Cox Automotive’s analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. After bumping around through the month, the average listing price closed August about where it was at … Continued

Rising Prices and Rates Make New Vehicles Increasingly Unaffordable

With new-vehicle prices setting a new record and auto loan rates reaching a more-than-10-year high, new-vehicle affordability declined again in August, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index. The number of median weeks of income needed to purchase the average new vehicle in August increased to 42.6 weeks from an upwardly revised 42.2 … Continued

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