Welcome to the first edition of The Canadian Black Book – The Value. Our goal is to provide our clients and partners with news, event updates, new initiatives and opinions from Canada’s trusted source for vehicle values and automotive insights. In this edition we cover:
- Remembering Kathy Ward – An Industry Icon: Celebration of Life Details
- 2017 TalkAUTO Canada conference recap
- Introduction of the Canadian Black Book Used Vehicle Value Retention Index
- The effect of Hurricanes on Canadian used vehicle values
- Getting Ready for the 2018 Best Retained Value Awards
Getting ready to Announce the 11th annual Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards for 2018
Just before the onset of the hype and excitement that surrounds the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show, Canadian Black Book is set to announce its 11th annual Best Retained Value Awards. The 2018 edition of the awards will follow the same format as last year, when winners were announced in 20 vehicle categories and three overall brand awards.
The Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards acknowledge vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP after four years. This is extremely valuable information for the consumer, given that depreciation is the single largest expense of vehicle ownership. For 2018, the awards program analyzed model year 2014 cars and trucks.
As this is being written, data is beginning to be compiled to finalize the winners for 2018 and Canadian Black Book is excited to let you all know what models and what brands are excelling at retained value.
To see the list of winners from 2017 go to: http://www.canadianblackbook.com/cbb-awards.html