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We 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 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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May 2017 Guidelines

Used Car & Light-Duty Truck GuidelinesPrices of wholesale used vehicles up to eight years in age fell by 1.5% in April, a figure directionally in line with J.D. Power Valuation Services’ expectations for the month. April’s performance was nearly identical to the period’s 1.4% decline recorded in 2016. Looking back over the past 3 years, April has averaged similar losses of around 1.2%.  Download the May Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines

Commercial Truck Guidelines:  Class 8 auction pricing continues to flatten out despite higher volume. This trend suggests the market is finding a bottom. Retail pricing still shows depreciation on par with late 2016, but we expect that channel to moderate as well. Late-model medium duty cabovers are performing well, while lighter-GVW conventionals continue to outperform their heavier counterparts.   Download the May Commercial Truck Guidelines



November 2016 NADA Perspective - 2016 Used Vehicle Retained Value Report: New or Redesigned 1-Year-Old Models

November’s edition of Perspective details the 1-year-old (2016 model year) retention performance of all-new or redesigned mainstream and luxury models. On average, redesigned models experience higher retained values when compared to the previous generation. A number of factors help elevate retention value for new or revised models, such as improved quality and dependability, higher fuel economy and performance, as well as improved vehicle design. Other important factors affecting retained value include new vehicle pricing, incentive levels and production volume. 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 >



J.D. Power Offers New Perspective with Residual Values

COSTA MESA, Calif: 18 Jan. 2017 — Insightful analysis of its unmatched automotive retail and auction transactional data plus its customer survey data is the foundation of J.D. Power Residual Values, a benchmark product debuting today that will bring a new perspective to vehicle residual values.

Designed as an information resource for vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies and lenders, Residual Values incorporates industry-leading sales transaction data gathered by the Power Information Network® (PIN) from J.D. Power (representing more than 40% of franchised dealer retail sales transactions in America); the J.D. Power/National Auto Auction Association AuctionNet service (accounting for more than 80% of automotive auction transactions); and proprietary J.D. Power Voice of the Customer data. Read More...

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Demand for the Dodge Demon Heats up >

Dodge dealers are finding themselves in hot water, as the much-anticipated Dodge Challenger SRT Demon gets ready to hit showrooms. Touted as one of the...
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Retail Pricing Firming Up >

As we mentioned in this month’s Guidelines market update, depreciation in the auction lanes has been very mild since December. It is becoming increasingly...
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