NADA Used Car Guide News & Analysis

NADA Used Car Guide continually gathers and analyzes the latest automotive industry trends in order to keep you informed and to provide crucial guidance for every business decision on the purchase, sale, loan, lease or assessment of a used vehicle. We publish monthly NADA Used Car Guidelines, which recaps industry activity, predicts what lies ahead in the marketplace and explains movement in the used vehicle valuation market. Also every month our executive automotive analysts present comprehensive video market overviews and blogs based on this extensive knowledge base and expertise.

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September 2016 Guidelines

Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines:  Matching expectations for the month, wholesale prices of vehicles up to eight years in age fell by 2.6% in August. August’s month-end result was the largest decline recorded so far in 2016; losses for the period over the past three years averaged a slightly less 2.2%. As a result of the month’s performance, NADA Used Car Guide’s seasonally adjusted used vehicle price index fell by 0.4% to 118.6. Download the September Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines.

Commercial Truck Guidelines:  The late summer has brought with it a slowdown in sales and pricing in both the wholesale and retail used commercial truck markets. The number of sleeper tractors sold at auction dropped notably for the third month in a row. Pricing in the auction lanes and from dealer-to-dealer was moderately lower. On the retail side, pricing dipped slightly. Depreciation continues to mildly outperform our 3% – 5% per month forecast. Download the September Commercial Truck Guidelines.

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Augst 2016 NADA Perspective - Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles: 2016 Market Update

For the past 20 years, manufacturer-sponsored CPO (certified pre-owned) programs have given consumers a third option for auto purchases in addition to new and used: superior used. The programs were originally designed to protect residual values at a time when unprecedented numbers of off-lease vehicles were scheduled to hit the used market. Read More...



NADA Used Car Guide & Commercial Truck 2016 Market Overview >

Executive Automotive Analyst, Jonathan Banks and Senior Commercial Truck Analyst,Chris Visser, report on the latest monthly insight on the used car, truck and commercial truck market. View the videos >



XIO Group Completes Acquisition of J.D. Power and Associates

LONDON AND COSTA MESA (CA), September 7, 2016 — XIO Group, a global alternative investments firm headquartered in London, today confirmed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of J.D. Power and Associates, the leading provider of marketing data and analytics for businesses and consumers worldwide, from S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) for $1.1 billion. J.D. Power will remain headquartered in Costa Mesa, California and continue to be led by its existing senior management team. Read More...

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McLaren Denies Purchase Rumor >

The Internet lit up earlier this week as rumors of a possible sale of McLaren Automotive to Apple Incorporated made their rounds. The tech giant had reportedly...
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Retail Depreciation Mild for Another Month >

In August, retail pricing continued to outperform expectations. Depreciation was very mild for the second month in a row.
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