Record Breaking Vehicle Retained Value Awards Announced at Sold Out TalkAUTO Event

Canadian Black Book’s Conference Hosts 300 of Canada’s Leading Auto Industry Executives

Canadian Black Book, the leading provider of Canada’s used vehicle valuation data and residual value forecast solutions, announced its coveted 2022 Best Retained Value Awards during their 11th annual TalkAUTO Canada conference. This year’s Awards saw by far the highest average retained value across all vehicles in Canada, at an average retained value of 80% of MSRP on 2019 model year vehicles.

The previous record was broken just last year when 2018 model year vehicles held 64% of MSRP after four years. 2022 has surpassed that mark by almost 20%. For the first time since the Retained Value Awards began 15 years ago, some categories of vehicles increased in value compared to their original MSRP.

“Retained values in 2022 will not soon be forgotten. The fact that used vehicles are worth more than they were when purchased four years ago is unprecedented,” said Yolanda Biswah, Senior Vice President, and General Manager of Canadian Black Book.

Yolanda Biswah, Senior Vice President & General Manager, at Canadian Black Book with two Best Retained Value Award trophies

Last year, CBB introduced 2 ZEV categories to reflect the emerging trends in the industry. With the number of ZEV models increasing each year, the competition is heating up. The Audi e-tron took home the award for ZEV luxury and the Nissan Leaf won for ZEV Main.

Other notable winners:

  • In Small Pickup, The Toyota Tacoma has extended its streak of consecutive wins to 14 years in a row, the longest streak in history.
  • In SUV: Luxury Sub-Compact/Compact, the Porsche Macan has won five consecutive years.
  • In SUV: Main Sub Compact, the Subaru Crosstrek has won back-to-back.
  • As it did last year, Mercedes Benz once again swept the ‘Car: Luxury’ category, placing first, second, and third.
  • In terms of the Overall Brand winner, Porsche repeated in the Luxury category.
  • Toyota wins 5 Awards; Mercedes Benz wins 3; GM wins 2; Porsche wins 2; Audi wins 2; Ford wins 2; Volkswagen, Subaru, Hyundai and Nissan each win 1 award.

The winners for the 15th Annual CBB Best Retained Value Awards are as follows:

Overall Brand (OB) Awards:

OB CarToyotaDodgeSubaru
OB SUV/TruckToyotaFordChevrolet
OB LuxuryPorscheLand RoverMercedes Benz
OB ZEVAudiNissanHyundai
OB Most ImprovedHyundaiMazdaKIA

Category Winners:

Car: MainVolkswagen BeetleChevrolet SparkToyota Yaris
Car: LuxuryMercedes Benz A-ClassMercedes Benz CLA-ClassMercedes Benz C- Class
Car: PrestigeMercedes Benz CLS-ClassPorsche PanameraLexus LS
Sport Car: MainFord MustangDodge ChallengerMini Cooper
Sport Car: LuxuryChevrolet CorvettePorsche 911Porsche 718 Cayman
Small PickupToyota TacomaFord RangerGMC Canyon
Full-Size PickupChevrolet Silverado HDGMC Sierra HDRAM HD
SUV: Main Sub-CompactSubaru CrosstrekNissan KicksHonda HR-V
SUV: Main CompactToyota Rav4Subaru ForresterHonda CR-V
SUV: Main Mid/FullToyota 4RunnerJeep WranglerToyota Highlander
SUV: Luxury Sub-Compact/CompactPorsche MacanMercedes-Benz GLC-ClassCadillac XT4
SUV: Luxury Mid/FullMercedes Benz GLE-ClassPorsche CayenneLexus LX
ZEV MainNissan LeafHyundai Ioniq EVChevrolet Bolt
ZEV LuxuryAudi e-tronJaguar I-PaceBMW i3
Commercial VanFord TransitFord Transit ConnectMercedes Benz Sprinter

TalkAUTO took place at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan, ON and hosted over 300 leaders from OEMs, dealers, insurance, banking, suppliers, the automotive media and more. The presentation of the 2022 Best Retained Value Awards marked the first time the awards were ever presented live.

2022 was headlined by keynote speaker Flavio Volpe, APMA President, who provided an informative glimpse into Canada’s role in the auto industry’s transformation. An impressive list of expert speakers from major OEMs, banks, and data/tech providers once again provided content to keep everyone engage for the day.

“We were honored to be able to announce the award winners with the live recognition that they deserve from Canada’s auto sector,” says Biswah.

Watch for the announcement of the 2nd annual Canadian Black Book 2023 Best Residual Value Awards in early 2023. 

About Canadian Black Book

Canadian Black Book has been providing vehicle values to the Canadian automotive industry for more than 60 years. Through the company’s growth, it has evolved into a leading provider of vehicle valuations, residual value forecasts, and VIN decoding services. As ‘The Authority’ for vehicle values, the Canadian Black Book values are utilized by both dealers and manufacturers, as well as leasing, finance, insurance, and wholesalers. By utilizing the Canadian Black Book Enhance Vehicle Matching (EVM) solution, the industry will be able to better decode 17-digit VINs down to the specific trim package of the vehicle, thereby allowing for a more precise valuation of the vehicle. 


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