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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.

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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.

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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.

Black Book’s Retention Index Climbs to October 2016 Level

The firm’s Used Vehicle Retention Index for September increased by 1.9% from a year ago to 116, with all vehicle segments showing increases. The compact crossovers, mid-size crossovers, compact car, full-size pickup, and mid-size car segments were the main drivers.

Demand for Pickups and Small Cars Fuel Weekly Values

The overall used-vehicle market continues to do very well, bucking the seasonal trends seen in previous years, Black Book reported this week.

Upstream Remarketing Keeping Used-Vehicle Values Strong

Depreciation through the first half of 2018 stood at 13.7%, much lower than the 16.3% rate recorded in the year-ago period. Analysts say upstream remarketing has kept values strong despite the tidal wave of off-lease vehicles that returned to market during the period.

Black Book: Wholesale Values Remain Stable at Start of Summer

Wholesale values continued to see little change last week, although demand for sporty cars appears to be dwindling as the average value of that segment has begun to drop.

J.D. Power: Wholesale Prices Down in May, Auction Volume Growing

May’s wholesale prices for used vehicles up to eight years in age fell 1.7% from the prior month, a level that’s typical for this time of year, the firm stated in its June Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines report.

Edmunds: Used-Vehicle Prices Hit Record High in Q1

Although shoppers continue to flock toward pricier trucks and SUVs, steadily rising gas prices are beginning to stimulate consumer demand and increase residual values for smaller vehicles.