NADA Used Car Guide (now J.D. Power Valuation Services)
News & Analysis
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.
Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines: In a reversal of what typically occurs in February, wholesale prices of used vehicles up to eight years old fell substantially last month, dropping 1.6% compared to January. The drop was counter to the 1% increase expected for the month and marked just the second time in the past 20 years prices fell in February (last years’ scant 0.2% being the other instance). Download the March Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines
Commercial Truck Guidelines: The new and used truck markets are showing both anecdotal and concrete signs of improvement as spring arrives. Dealers and end users are starting to report somewhat better conditions. New truck orders have been moving in the right direction since November. Used truck sales volume has been moving incrementally upward. Depreciation in the retail and wholesale markets generally relaxed in the fourth quarter of 2016 and early 2017, and pricing and volume at auctions in February suggested a stabilizing market. Download the March Commercial Truck Guidelines
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...
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 >
NEWS & PRESS
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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