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KAR Expanding Digital Transaction Capabilities with New Acquistion

KAR Expanding Digital Transaction Capabilities with New Acquistion

KAR Auction Services, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BacklotCars Inc., an app and web-based dealer-to-dealer wholesale platform featuring a 24/7 “bid-ask” marketplace and comprehensive vehicle inspections performed by automobile mechanics.

September 25, 2020

KAR Global Transitions to Simulcast-Only Sales to Minimize Coronavirus Exposure
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 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