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New-Car Transaction Prices Grow Nearly 3 Percent Year-Over-Year in May 2017, According To Kelley Blue Book

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The analysts at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $33,261 in May 2017.  New-car prices have increased by $847 (up 2.6 percent) from May 2016, while falling $266 (down 0.8 percent) from last month.   

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"Transaction prices continue to climb at a steady rate, driven by the weakening sales mix of cars which is estimated at 38 percent in May, down from 41 percent one year ago," said Tim Fleming, analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "Compact SUVs, the most popular segment in terms of sales, saw an increase of 2 percent year-over-year and clearly remain in very high demand. There are signs, however, of discounts in SUV segments that are growing quickly, including subcompact and luxury SUVs, which are likely helping to fuel those segments' double-digit sales growth this year."

 

Manufacturer

 

 

May

2017

Transaction
Price
(Avg.)*

April

2017

Transaction Price
(Avg.)*

May

2016
Transaction
Price
(Avg.)*

Percent
Change
April
2017 to
May
2017*

Percent
Change
May

2016 to
May
2017*

American Honda (Acura, Honda)

$27,581

$27,735

$26,946

-0.6%

2.4%

Fiat Chrysler (Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, RAM)

$37,058

$37,427

$34,996

-1.0%

5.9%

Ford Motor Company (Ford, Lincoln)

$38,428

$38,870

$36,604

-1.1%

5.0%

General Motors (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC)

$37,804

$37,936

$38,480

-0.3%

-1.8%

Hyundai-Kia

$24,987

$25,136

$24,985

-0.6%

0.0%

Nissan North America (Nissan, Infiniti)

$28,589

$28,894

$27,436

-1.1%

4.2%

Subaru

$28,291

$28,275

$27,716

0.1%

2.1%

Toyota Motor Company (Lexus, Toyota)

$23,085

$23,325

$22,791

-1.0%

1.3%

Volkswagen  Group (Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche)

$40,720

$41,124

$39,214

-1.0%

3.8%

Industry

$33,261

$33,527

$32,414

-0.8%

2.6%

*Kelley Blue Book average transaction prices do not include applied consumer incentives

 

Ford Motor Company was up 5 percent in May 2017, boosted by the F-Series which rose 3 percent.  The refreshed Fusion also saw one of the strongest gains in the weakening mid-size car segment at 3 percent. Meanwhile, the Lincoln brand was flat, although the MKC crossover fell 4 percent.

Additionally, Volkswagen Group's average transaction prices grew nearly 4 percent, as the Volkswagen brand climbed 5 percent, in part due to the resumed sale of model-year 2015 diesel vehicles. The Audi brand was flat, though the redesigned A4 allroad soared 9 percent.

 

Segment

 

 

May

2017
Transaction
Price
(Avg.)*

April

2017

Transaction
Price
(Avg.)*

May

2016
Transaction
Price
(Avg.)*

Percent
Change April 2017
to May
2017*

Percent
Change
May

2016 to
May
2017*

Compact Car

$20,595

$20,685

$20,229

-0.4%

1.8%

Compact SUV/Crossover

$28,539

$28,635

$27,985

-0.3%

2.0%

Electric Vehicle

$37,594

$37,316

$40,615

0.7%

-7.4%

Entry-Level Luxury Car

$41,474

$41,528

$40,682

-0.1%

1.9%

Full-Size Car

$34,376

$34,628

$34,409

-0.7%

-0.1%

Full-Size Pickup Truck

$46,522

$46,704

$46,646

-0.4%

-0.3%

Full-Size SUV/Crossover

$60,492

$60,531

$59,980

-0.1%

0.9%

High Performance Car

$92,620

$95,460

$93,268

-3.0%

-0.7%

High-End Luxury Car

$96,912

$96,030

$94,135

0.9%

2.9%

Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car

$25,257

$25,418

$26,317

-0.6%

-4.0%

Luxury Car

$56,754

$57,320

$56,921

-1.0%

-0.3%

Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

$42,603

$42,746

$43,767

-0.3%

-2.7%

Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover

$82,927

$83,217

$84,299

-0.3%

-1.6%

Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

$54,838

$55,757

$54,727

-1.6%

0.2%

Mid-Size Car

$25,209

$25,339

$25,031

-0.5%

0.7%

Mid-Size Pickup Truck

$31,379

$31,395

$31,791

-0.1%

-1.3%

Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

$37,682

$37,613

$37,578

0.2%

0.3%

Minivan

$33,817

$34,041

$32,174

-0.7%

5.1%

Sports Car

$31,060

$31,007

$31,950

0.2%

-2.8%

Subcompact Car

$16,401

$16,381

$16,439

0.1%

-0.2%

Subcompact SUV/Crossover

$24,330

$24,416

$24,750

-0.4%

-1.7%

Van

$34,244

$34,338

$33,926

-0.3%

0.9%

Grand Total

$33,261

$33,527

$32,414

-0.8%

2.6%

*Kelley Blue Book average transaction prices do not include applied consumer incentives

 

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Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new and used cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies.  Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a Cox Automotive™ brand.

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SOURCE Kelley Blue Book

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