Vice President, Editorial and Consulting
ALG’s Eric Lyman shed some light on residual value forecasts for several 2015 models during the New York International Auto Show. Lyman based analysis on residual value of most current model on the market, and looked at what incentives might be available for the vehicle. Of all models reviewed, the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2014 Subaru Legacy, and 2014 Hyundai Sonata had the highest residual values at 53%, 52.6%, and 52%, respectively.
Mazda in Roadster Category by Itself but Subject to a Few Challengers:
Miata will sell in low volumes to enthusiasts, but it sets tone for rest of brand to have it in showroom.
Subaru Doubled Legacy Annual Sales Rate with Latest Generation:
Subaru growing share while keeping incentives and inventory levels low, which looks good for MY 2015 launch.
Redesigned 2011 Sonata Turned Model Around in Many People’s Minds:
Midsize sedans seeing many redesigns; Sonata less polarizing and may have better staying power.