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Black Books' Used Vehicle Retention Index declined 0.7 percent from April to May. Anil Goyal, senior vice president of Automotive Valuation and Analytics for Black Book, predicts further declines in the coming months. Photo courtesy of Merit Mile.


Black Book's Used Vehicle Valuation Index Falls in May

“It is expected that we will see more declines in the Index in the months ahead as we move deeper into the year, particularly driven by softness among car segments,” said Anil Goyal, senior vice president of Automotive Valuation and Analytics for Black Book.

Screenshot of Tom Kontos courtesy of ADESA.


April Used Prices Rise on Truck Strength, Kontos Says

Average wholesale prices increased in April from March and from a year ago on the strength of truck values, but several benchmark segments in fleet lease sales are showing weakness, said Tom Kontos in his monthly commentary.


GM Financial Reports Downdraft in Used Car Values

GM Financial reported $202 million in net income in the first quarter of 2017, a 23% increase over the same time last year, despite pressure on used-car values, the company has announced.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.


Smaller Cars Bolster April Depreciation

Used vehicles increased 0.4% in value in April, as buyers boosted the value of smaller cars, which have begun to shrug off several years of heavier declines, according to Black Book.


Donlen Names Winners of Top Auction Awards

Donlen recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Top Auction Awards, according to a company announcement. Manheim Mississippi took home top honors as the recipient of the Auction of the Year award, however, seven other auctions also received awards.

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Flexco's Shoemaker to Lead New Foundation

Ron Shoemaker, who founded Flexco Fleet Services, is moving out of his role as CEO to lead The Hourglass Foundation, which he co-founded with son Chad, who will step into the top role with the remarketing company.


Small Car Depreciation Improves in April

Used vehicle values increased slightly in April as tracked by Black Book's Used Vehicle Retention Index that measures values of 2- to 6-year old vehicles, according to the company.

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Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.



Cox Automotive Names New Chief Economist

Cox Automotive has named Jonathan Smoke as its new chief economist, according to a company announcement. In his new role, the company added, Smoke will be responsible for leading the creating of an economic industry insights office.

Photo by Zelda Richardson.


Used-Car Values Could Fall by 50%, Morgan Stanley Says

A new report from Morgan Stanley warns that used-car values could fall by 25% to 50% in the next four to five years.

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