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Prior to 2018, sedans at auction had experienced three years of consecutive value declines. For sedan-heavy fleets, this may have meant an impact to total cost of ownership for those vehicles, as profits from remarketing them would have suffered. Now companies with sedan-heavy fleets may be finding that a window of opportunity to remarket those vehicles for better profit has emerged.

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Used Vehicles Thriving in 2018

Used-vehicle values have held strong this year. A strong economy and more efficient remarketing strategies are helping make 2018 a banner year for used-vehicle values.

Compact Vans, Crossovers Fare Best at May Auctions

Used compact vans and several categories of crossovers increased in value in wholesale sales, while luxury vehicles made up seven of the 10 lowest performing categories among 2013-2017 vehicles in May, according to Black Book.

Cars Outpace Trucks, Vans in April Depreciation

Used compact and midsize passenger cars held their value better than pickups and cargo vans in April, and overall vehicle depreciation eased due to a strong spring selling season, according to Black Book.

How to Minimize Vehicle Depreciation Costs with Data

Depreciation can account for a large portion of a vehicle’s lifecycle costs. While there is no escaping from the fact that vehicles are depreciating assets, there are ways to control and minimize the depreciation costs you incur.

Resilient Used Vehicles Keeping Depreciation at Bay

Used vehicles from one to five years old fell 1.4% in value in October in a steady used-vehicle market that showed significant improvement from a year ago with large pickups leading the way, reports Black Book.

Hurricane Replacement Still Boosting Used Vehicle Prices

The average price of used vehicles model years 2012-2016 fell 0.7% in September, with the lion’s share of that depreciation coming from the car segment, according to Black Book. As of September, all vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 14.5%.

Hurricane Harvey Could Create 1M Salvage Vehicles

While market watchers agree that Hurricane Harvey's impact stretches beyond Houston-area automotive business, estimates on exactly how many vehicles will need to be replaced vary between half a million and million vehicles, including as many as 18,500 fleet vehicles.

Vehicle Depreciation Shows Pockets of Strength at Midway Point

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012 to 2016 decreased in value 1.3%, slightly more than the 1.2% decrease in May, according to Black Book. The price of cars overall dropped 1.8%, while trucks decreased 0.8% in value in June. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 16.7%.

Luxury Wholesale Prices Fall in an Overcrowded Market

As manufacturers continue to release new vehicles into the luxury segment, the number of vehicles in the segment has grown. This along with overproduction and higher incentives has led to higher depreciation rates for the segment.