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Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Fell 2% in October

Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Fell 2% in October

The average price for used fleet vehicles fell 2% at auction in October, but remained 6.1% higher than a year ago amid a strong month for wholesale prices, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

November 30, 2018

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1.6% in September

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1.6% in September

Vehicles from fleet consignors followed the broader used-vehicle market downward in September, as wholesale prices struggled to keep up with last year's hurricane-driven demand and a now robust upstream market, said Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

October 18, 2018

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Increase 1.5% in August

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Increase 1.5% in August

The average value of used fleet vehicles increased 1.5% in August from the prior month and are now up 8.5% from a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

September 21, 2018

Used Vehicles Thriving in 2018

Used Vehicles Thriving in 2018

Used-vehicle values have held strong this year. A strong economy and more efficient remarketing strategies are helping make 2018 a banner year for used-vehicle values.

August 29, 2018

Used Fleet Vehicles Worth 8.1% More Than Last Year

Used Fleet Vehicles Worth 8.1% More Than Last Year

Vehicles that were taken out of commercial, government, and daily rental fleets and sold at auction in July were worth 8.1% more than they were a year ago and 0.4% more than in June, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

August 13, 2018

Wholesale Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1% in June

Wholesale Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1% in June

Off-lease fleet vehicles sold in the wholesale market at auction fell 1% in value in June from the prior month but increased 7% from a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

July 16, 2018

Wholesale Prices Softening Despite YOY Increase in June, Kontos Says

Wholesale Prices Softening Despite YOY Increase in June, Kontos Says

Average wholesale prices in June were down vs. June but up vs. a year ago. A drill down into the data, however, reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sales type, vehicle age, model class, and mileage, KAR Chief Economist Tom Kontos said today.

July 17, 2017

Used Fleet Lease Vehicle Prices Fall in May

Used Fleet Lease Vehicle Prices Fall in May

Prices consignors booked from off-lease fleet vehicles fell 0.2% in May, but remain up 3.5% from a year ago, Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.

June 15, 2017

April Used Prices Rise on Truck Strength, Kontos Says

April Used Prices Rise on Truck Strength, Kontos Says

Average wholesale prices increased in April from March and from a year ago on the strength of truck values, but several benchmark segments in fleet lease sales are showing weakness, said Tom Kontos in his monthly commentary.

May 18, 2017

March Prices Down for Used 1- and 3-Year-Old Vehicles

March Prices Down for Used 1- and 3-Year-Old Vehicles

In March, prices were down 2.5% year-over-year for current and one-model-year-old units and down 2.6% for three-model-year-old units, according to ADESA. Overall, wholesale used prices were up 2% compared to February and up 1% year-over-year.

April 19, 2017

Used Car Prices 'Softening,' ADESA's Kontos Says

Used Car Prices 'Softening,' ADESA's Kontos Says

February provided "further concrete evidence of softening" of used vehicle prices during a month that usually shows improvement from January, ADESA's Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.

March 21, 2017

January Full-Size SUV Prices Decline

In January, all model classes showed month-over-month and year-over-year price gains — except full-size SUV/CUVs, according to ADESA. Overall, wholesale used vehicle prices were up 2.8% compared to December and up 6.7% year-over-year.

February 28, 2017

Kontos: Wholesale Values Flat in September

Kontos: Wholesale Values Flat in September

Wholesale used-vehicle prices average $10,734 in September, which was flat with August but up 5.1% from a year ago, according to ADES Analytical Services.

October 14, 2016