J.D. Power Valuation Services News & Analysis

Valuation Services continually gathers and analyzes the latest automotive industry trends in order to keep you informed and to provide crucial guidance for every business decision on the purchase, sale, loan, lease or assessment of a used vehicle. We publish monthly Guidelines, which recaps industry activity, predicts what lies ahead in the marketplace and explains movement in the used vehicle valuation market. 


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In the May 2020 Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported wholesale used vehicle activity continues severely disrupted by stay-at-home orders, however, we are beginning to see these orders lifted and signs of a used market recovery. Used vehicle auction activity has improved now for the fifth consecutive week. Sales exceeded 64,000 units for the week ending May 10, a figure 38% of pre-virus expectations. Lagging sales added approximately 10,000 units to week ending May 3’s tally. As a result, wholesale sales have now surpassed 60,000 units for two consecutive weeks. Download the May 2020 Used Car and Light Truck Report

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In the May 2020 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 retail pricing held up in April. In the first full month of sales under the economic shutdown, Class 8 auction volume was relatively healthy, while pricing pulled back. The retail channel saw lower volume but more stable pricing. Medium Duty trucks had a generally lackluster month. Download the May 2020 Commercial Truck Guideline Report Download the May 2020 Commercial Truck Guideline Report


SPRING 2018 J.D. Power Perspective - Alternative Powertrains

This report serves as J.D. Power Valuation Services’ annual assessment of alternative powertrain vehicles with a specific focus on used vehicle prices. Specifically, this is an update on how powertrains powered solely by internal combustion gas or diesel engines have performed in the U.S. versus alternatives (such as hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electrics). The update will also highlight how these vehicles have performed in the used vehicle marketplace from a value retention point of view. Read More...


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J.D. Power Offers New Perspective with Residual Values

COSTA MESA, Calif: 18 Jan. 2017 — Insightful analysis of its unmatched automotive retail and auction transactional data plus its customer survey data is the foundation of J.D. Power Residual Values, a benchmark product debuting today that will bring a new perspective to vehicle residual values.

Designed as an information resource for vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies and lenders, Residual Values incorporates industry-leading sales transaction data gathered by the Power Information Network® (PIN) from J.D. Power (representing more than 40% of franchised dealer retail sales transactions in America); the J.D. Power/National Auto Auction Association AuctionNet service (accounting for more than 80% of automotive auction transactions); and proprietary J.D. Power Voice of the Customer data. Read More...

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