KBB’s September Blue Book Market Report

Alec Gutier­rez
Senior Mar­ket Ana­lyst of Auto­mo­tive Insights
Kel­ley Blue Book

Dur­ing past sev­er­al months, new and used car val­ues have steadi­ly declined, and w/ stut­ter­ing eco­nom­ic recov­ery, lux­u­ry vehi­cles espe­cial­ly hard hit – 7% to 10% less than year ago in val­ue; Gaso­line prices have been mov­ing upward, but fuel-effi­cient cars lead declines.

Click here to read September’s Blue Book Mar­ket Report

New Car Sales Had Strong Results – at 14.5M Units SAAR:
Leas­ing growth and big incen­tives for trucks could affect used car val­ues long term.

Used Car Pric­ing Close to What’s on New Car Lots:
Con­sumers want to replace old cars, and it’s get­ting tougher to choose between new and used.

As Gaso­line Prices Steadi­ly Increase, Usu­al Mar­ket Pat­tern Thrown Off:
Val­ues of fuel-effi­cient cars way down, while val­ues of trucks and SUVs remain steady.



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