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VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for June 2019

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for June 2019


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Summary The 2019 spring/tax season used vehicle market came to an end appropriately in June, as average wholesale prices fell on a month-over-month basis, although they were up year-over-year.  Solid retail used vehicle sales again provided demand-side support for wholesale values. Watch my June Kontos Kommentary below: Details According to ADESA Analytical Services’ monthly analysis...
Kontos Kommentary for May 2019

Kontos Kommentary for May 2019


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Summary It would appear that the 2019 spring/tax season market started later but lasted longer than other years, as average wholesale prices were up on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis in May. Retail used vehicle sales, including CPO sales, provided demand-side support for wholesale values. Details According to ADESA Analytical Services’ monthly analysis of...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2019

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2019


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Summary The spring/tax season market reached full-bloom in April as average wholesale prices reached what will likely be peak or near-peak levels for the year based on historical seasonal trends. Car prices moved in parity with truck prices overall on a month-over-month basis and showed particular strength in the off-lease segment at physical auctions. Watch...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2019

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2019


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Summary Average wholesale prices and retail used vehicle sales were strong in March, typifying the usual spring/tax season market uptick.  In addition, our analysis increasingly indicates that prices for car segments are beginning to hold up better, while crossover and SUV truck segments may be starting to have a tougher go. In recent years, the...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for February 2019

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for February 2019


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Average wholesale prices were relatively flat in February, as opposing forces largely canceled each other out. To be more specific, overall car price declines were more than offset by truck price gains; and off-lease price strength was largely offset by softer prices elsewhere. Within the off-lease segment, the “take-rate” of midsize cars purchased upstream may...
Safety in Focus as VirtuaLane℠ Launches at 20 ADESA Auctions

Safety in Focus as VirtuaLane℠ Launches at 20 ADESA Auctions


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At ADESA, we’re constantly working to make the physical auction experience safer and more efficient for our customers. Reducing the risk for potential accidents is a priority for us, as the company that created Safe T. Sam—the most widely used safety standards training program in the auction industry. That’s why I’m proud to announce the...
5 Digital Marketing Must-Haves for Dealerships

5 Digital Marketing Must-Haves for Dealerships


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The modern-day dealership is in a constant state of evolution—adapting and shifting to satisfy the demands of new, more technologically advanced consumers. But with the proper strategies in place, car dealers can attract more customers than ever before. Google regularly releases automotive industry insights and data to help car dealers make more informed business decisions....
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2019

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2019


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Average wholesale prices in January fell on a year-over-year basis for the third month in a row, though they were up seasonally. Auction prices for off-lease units were again a major bright spot, as upstream remarketing continues to be effective in distributing supply across multiple channels. Watch my January 2019 Kontos Kommentary below: To read...
ADESA Shows Love for Dealers with Special Sales in February

ADESA Shows Love for Dealers with Special Sales in February


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Love may be in the air today, but the ADESA Loves Our Dealers celebration lasts all month long! Throughout February, 74 ADESA auctions across the U.S. and Canada are holding special sales to show their love for our customers. This month-long celebration is filled with a variety of events, activities, giveaways and charity fundraisers. And...