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FROM AUTOMOTIVE NEWS: April auto sales defy economic uncertainty
The seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate reached 16.15 million in April, surpassing January’s 16.12 million. Light-vehicle sales reached 1.36 million units, rising an average of 8.9% for individual OEMs, and proving that supply chain pressures and pricing concerns may be easing up.
FROM CNBC: Used vehicle prices fell last month for the first time in 2023
A 3% decline in the used vehicle value index was reported between March and April, down 4.4% from last year. Decreased wholesale prices and increased new-vehicle production has led to an average used-vehicle retail price of $26,086.
FROM REUTERS: Automakers say proposed U.S. emissions rules pose challenges
In 2022, EVs accounted for 6% of new light-duty vehicle sales, a notable increase from 3% in 2021 and 2% in 2020. However, the government’s ambitious goal of 60% by 2030 will be a challenge for automakers due to supply chain limitations and consumer resistance.
FROM KELLEY BLUE BOOK: Car shoppers with lower credit scores face limited purchasing options
Rising interest rates are driving subprime buyers away from the new-vehicle market, with subprime buyers representing only 6% of new-vehicle sales, and deep subprime less than 2%. Consequently, these buyers are turning to the used-car market, which may offer some short-term relief.
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