Wednesday, May. 07, 2014, 04:22 PM UPDATED 1:05 PMBy Joe Overby
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -
The overwhelming majority of import brands listed in Autodata Corp.’s set of monthly certified pre-owned sales results showed year-over-year increases in April, many by double-digit percentages.
As a whole, Asian brands increased their sales by 5.8 percent last month, moving 91,027 CPO units, according to Autodata. Year-to-date, they have sold 352,808 certified units for a 6.4-percent increase.
European brands moved 33,811 CPO vehicles in April, which was a 12.1-percent gain. Through four months, they have sold 127,726 certified vehicles for a 9.9-percent hike.
Among the import brands, one of the many notable increases was at Infiniti, which nearly doubled its CPO sum from April 2013. It moved 1,739 certified vehicles last month, a 93.4-percent increase from the 899 CPO cars it moved the same month of last year.
Meanwhile, Jaguar (up 110.5 percent with 560 sales) and Land Rover (up 116 percent with 1,069 sales) both managed to double their respective April CPO sales.
Another stronger player in April was Hyundai, which had its best April ever. It moved 7,930 CPO cars for a 27.5-percent year-over-year increase. Through four months, Hyundai has sold 30,278 certified vehicles (up 26.4 percent).