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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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September 2017 Guidelines

Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines: Wholesale prices of used vehicles up to 8 years in age fell by 1.2% in August. Historically over the past 5 years, losses for the period averaged a more significant 2.2%. As a result of the month’s performance, J.D. Power Valuation Services’ Seasonally Adjusted Used Vehicle Price Index increased, up 1.1% to 111.5. August’s increase was the largest the index has experienced since May 2016. In July, the index was down 7.5% compared to the same period in 2016, while in August the year-over-year deficit was reduced to 7%. Looking back to August 2016, the index sat 7.2 points higher at 118.7.  Download the September Used Car & Light-Duty Truck Guidelines

Commercial Truck Guidelines:  Auction volume was up moderately in August, but pricing was largely unchanged. Retail selling prices remain stable, with depreciation milder than last year. The medium duty market was mixed, with lighter-GVW trucks down and heavier-GVW trucks stable.  Download the September Commercial Truck Guidelines



SPRING 2017 J.D. Power Perspective - Alternative Powertrains: Analysis of Recent Market Trends & Value Retention

This report serves as J.D. Power Valuation Services’ annual assessment of alternative powertrain vehicles with a specific focus on used vehicle prices. Specifically, this is an update on how powertrains powered solely by internal combustion gas or diesel engines have performed in the U.S. versus alternatives (such as hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electrics). The update will also highlight how these vehicles have performed in the used vehicle marketplace from a value retention point of view. 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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Class 8 Retail Pricing Dipped Moderately in August >

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