KelÂley Blue Book
AverÂage used vehiÂcles declined in valÂue at a slowÂer rate in August â€“ down 1.4% (or $250) for that month comÂpared to declines of 2.6% in June and 2.2% in July. Sports car, high-end luxÂuÂry, and high-perÂforÂmance car segÂments saw the worst perÂforÂmance for the month â€“ down 3.3%, 3.2%, and 2.9%, respecÂtiveÂly. Mid-size truck, full-size truck, and hybrid/alternative enerÂgy were the strongest perÂformÂing segÂments with increasÂes of 0.5%, 0.4%, and 0.2%, respecÂtiveÂly. PickÂup truck segÂments remained the top perÂformÂing segÂments for the month.
AucÂtion VolÂumes Increased More than 23K Units or 5% in July over June:
AucÂtion volÂumes had decreased 15% in May but steading increasÂing since June.
GM, BMW and MerÂcedes-Benz Had 25%-30% VolÂume DecreasÂes in August:
Land Rover had spike in vehiÂcles at aucÂtion lanes with overÂsupÂply of parÂticÂuÂlar modÂels.
While Fuel Prices Were Up 63 Cents from JanÂuÂary, Prices Have Been RelÂaÂtiveÂly StaÂble in SumÂmer Months:
Expect fuel prices to conÂtinÂue to trend lowÂer through the end of this year.