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Black Book: Retained Values Flat in July

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index showed no change overall from June to July, but a closer look reveals ‘very clear trends’ in several key segments.

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Black Book Powers TEXTiUM Buy-Back Platform

A new partnership integrates Black Book’s vehicle valuation data with TEXTiUM’s dealer buy-back marketing platform.

Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June

Black Book analysts say full-size vans and premium sports cars helped used-vehicle values start summer on a strong note, ticking up 0.6% from May to finish at 115 in June.

Black Book, Autodata Partner to Launch As-Built Valuation

Black Book and Autodata Solutions announced the launch of As-Built Valuation Service, a collaborative effort that integrates Black Book’s vehicle valuation data into Autodata’s ChromeData platform.

Black Book Launches Anti-Powerbooking Solution

Black Book has unveiled Asset Verification Tool, a proprietary VIN-level identifier designed to help auto finance sources reduce the risk of fraud at loan origination.

Black Book Partners With Drivably to Enhance Inventory Recommendations

Black Book and Drivably have partnered to pair the former’s data and analytics expertise with the latter’s AI and machine learning platform to enhance dealer inventory acquisition recommendations.

Black Book: Retention Index Up for First Time Since October

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index registered its first monthly gain of the year, ticking up to 114.4 in May. But analysts warn waning demand could follow a strong end to the spring selling season.

Black Book: Used Values Decline for Fifth Straight Month

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index registered at 113.6 in April, 1.4% higher than it was a year ago but 0.2% lower than in March.

Report: 2019 Depreciation Rate Up Sharply to 15%

Black Book and Fitch Ratings’ annual used-vehicle depreciation and auto ABS report predicts a 15% depreciation rate for U.S.-registered vehicles, up from 12.4% in 2018.

Black Book: Retention Index Down 0.6% in March

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index slipped again in March but showed a 1.7% year-over-year gain heading into April, when analysts expect the spring selling season to begin in earnest.