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Our average new car dealer-to-dealer trade price rose just over $100 in January. Franchise dealerships selling new car inventory to other franchise dealerships received -$346 per unit, under invoice, on average throughout the month.

The January index was based on 659 units sold through Dealer Trade Network.


Average Cost Under Invoice

72% of the traded units that made up this index were Chevrolet, GMC, Toyota, RAM, and Cadillac models.

Flat Inventory Month Over Month

Total new cars in the U.S. market have remained relatively flat at around 2.7M units for the third month in a row, while the average price that new car dealers were willing to pay other franchise auto dealers rose 24% month over month.

We are anticipating increased consumer demand in the coming months, which should have a positive impact on trade volume.

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About the New Car Average Dealer-to-Dealer Trade Price Index
Dealer Trade Network’s New Car Monthly Dealer-to-Dealer Trading Price Index shows the average monthly price, relative to the vehicle’s invoice price, that new car dealerships pay other new car dealerships for new units.

About Dealer Trade Network
With a combination of proprietary software, trusted industry relationships, and deep market expertise, Dealer Trade Network manages the end-to-end trade and fulfillment process that moves new vehicles between franchise dealerships so that dealers can match their floor plans with local market demands. The company facilitates the trade of more than 10,000 new vehicles nationwide annually with a network of over 4,000 new car dealers.