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The Changing Sedan Remarketing Landscape

Sedan wholesale values are expected to improve as more SUVs and crossovers return to the used market. Meanwhile, SUV and crossover wholesale values are beginning to decline

Used Values Decline for Fifth Straight Month

Black Book's Used Vehicle Retention Index fell to 113.6 in April, a 0.2% decline from March. Despite the index now falling for five straight months, it is still 1.4% higher than the 112 registered a year ago.

2019 Depreciation Rate Up Sharply to 15%

Black Book analysts forecast an annual depreciation rate of 15% in 2019 as the supply of used cars and trucks increases, up from a "noticeably strong" 12.4% depreciation rate in 2018.

Experts Forecast the 2019 Used Vehicle Market

Prices and volume are not expected to plummet in 2019, but industry experts seem to feel that the best-case scenario will be a plateau, and more realistically, will fall slightly.

Vehicle Depreciation Should Rise in 2019

Deprecation was low through most of 2018. Segments such as sedans performed better than they have in years past, while trucks and SUVs continue to retain their values well.