More automakers report April CPO sales

CARY, N.C. - 

BMW Canada’s pre-owned division, which includes both certified and non-certified used cars, had its strongest April ever, the company said. 

It moved 2,007 pre-owned vehicles for the month, pushing the year-to-date total to 7,018.

The year-to-date pace is up 11 percent from the first four months of 2016.

April followed what was the best-ever month for BMW Canada pre-owned sales, when the company moved 2,070 units for a 14-percent gain.

“Increased demand for pre-owned 3 series contributed to our strong growth in April,” said Robert Staffieri, national pre-owned manager at BMW Canada. “Our targeted Certified Pre-Owned 3 series marketing campaign is certainly resonating with consumers looking for a premium and worry-free driving experience.”

Over at Hyundai Auto Canada, which retooled its certified pre-owned program last year, there were 805 CPO sales in April. That’s up from 423 in the same month of 2016.

In four months, it has sold 2,619 CPO units, up from 1,497 a year ago.

As reported previously, Porsche had its best April ever for CPO sales in Canada, moving 179 vehicles. That’s up from 155 last April, which was the prior record. Through four months, Porsche has sold 599 certified vehicles, up from 522 last year.

Just before last month began, Porsche Cars Canada announced that as of March 1, all Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicles and Extended Warranty programs sold from that day forward included unlimited mileage throughout the two-year term.

“We are confident that offering unlimited mileage coverage to our Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicles and Extended Warranty will further increase the consideration of our quality products,” Porsche Cars Canada president and chief executive officer Alexander Pollich said in a news release.

“Drivers will continue to enjoy every kilometre travelled behind the wheel with this industry leading protection plan, regardless of distance travelled,” Pollich said.

Getting back to April results, there were 2,929 certified sales for the month at Toyota, pushing the year-to-date tally to 9,547. A year ago, Toyota sold 2,525 certified vehicles in April and had year-to-date sales of 7,221 CPO units.

Next up, Volkswagen’s CPO sales were down 1 percent year-over-year in April with 1,321 certified sales. But year-to-date sales through four months are up 1.3 percent at 4,957 units.

Mercedes-Benz reported 1,245 certified sales for the month, which was off 3.9 percent from last April. It reported 4,275 CPO sales in the first four months of 2017, which is up 4.2 percent year-over-year.

Volvo sold 161 certified vehicles last month (down 17.1 percent). Through four months, it has moved 650, a 10.5-percent increase.

 

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