Black Book announced new enhancements to its dealer-focused subscription application, Black Book Cherry.


Available via desktop or mobile, Black Book Cherry helps personalize dealers’ inventory process by automatically identifying the most desirable vehicles at auction, along with offering valuation and appraisal functions.


Replacing Black Book’s legacy mobile app, Black Book Cherry allows dealers to view all vehicles at an auction, VIN Scan, and free form search. Black Book’s History Adjusted Valuations are a standard feature in Black Book Cherry.


A Retail Market Insights feature was recently added to Black Book Cherry, This new feature offers metrics such as days-to-turn, market days’ supply, and average listing price. Users can also view individual listings to help gauge profitability and understand what is for sale in their local retail market.


Additional functionality allows users to “like” a vehicle, label it as a “cherry,” “dislike” a vehicle, or “share” a vehicle with a colleague or customer. Users are notified of new vehicles entering the marketplace.

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index fell to 115.4 in January from116.3 in December.


The Index has now declined two months in a row.


 The Index decline was nearly across-the-board for most segments, with only compact and midsize cars showing modest gains.


There were a number of segments with declines of over 1 percent, including minivan, small pickup, midsize and full-size luxury CUV/SUV, sporty car, subcompact car, near luxury car, and compact crossover SUV.