March CPO Results Reveal Record Sales


This past month’s certified pre-owned sales revealed an all-time record month for one OEM, as well as a few automakers  that enjoyed their best first month of spring for certified ever.

The 116 CPO vehicles sold at Porsche Canada in March represent an all-time monthly record for the automaker, breaking the previous record of 115 CPO vehicle sold in July of 2014.

This past month’s performance also represents a  20-percent increase from the 97 CPO vehicles sold in March 2014.

The OEM enjoyed best-ever certified Panamera and Boxster sales last month, as well.

Volvo Canada reported 138 CPO sales in March 2015, compared to 94 sales during the same month last year. This represents a 46.8-percent increase year-over-year. Year-to-date, the automaker has sold 378 CPO vehicles, compared to 284 in 2014 for a 33.1-percent increase.

Certified pre-owned sales at BMW Canada continues to show positive growth in 2015. The pre-owned division sold 722 units in March, representing a 17-percent increase year-over-year.

To date, BMW Canada has sold 1,803 CPO vehicles, which is an 11 percent increase versus 2014.

Bart Drozdziewicz told Auto Remarketing Canada the BMW 7 Series has been a particularly strong performer, selling 83 CPO units year-to-date for a 43-percent increase.

“We hope to see this trend continue for the remainder of the year,” said Drozdziewicz.

Over at Volkswagen Canada, the OEM enjoyed a record March for CPO sales.

The company sold 1,558 CPO vehicles, up 3 percent month-over-month.

“This was a record March for certified pre-owned Volkswagen sales in Canada. Increasing vehicle selection, competitive CPO finance rates and strong dealer engagement helped us surpass previous March sales,” said Kelly-Ann Neary, used-vehicle sales manager at Volkswagen Canada.

Year-to-date, the company has sold 3,892 CPO vehicles, down 4.4 percent from the 4,072 sold during the same period of last year.

Over at Jaguar Land Rover, the luxury brands continue to gain steam in CPO. This past month, Jaguar sold 33 CPO vehicles in Canada, while Land Rover delivered 110 certified vehicles in March.

Audi continues to perform well, posting year-to-date double-digit CPO sales increases.

The company sold 488 CPO vehicles, up 7 percent from March 2014. Year-to-date, Audi Canada has delivered 1,126 CPO vehicles, up 13 percent from 2014.

Moving along to highlight a couple Japanese automakers, Subaru Canada program continued to gain traction during the first quarter. In March, Subaru dealers sold 79 certified units in Canada, compared to only 16 sold during the same month of last year.

For Q1, Subaru Canada notched 148 CPO sales, up a whopping 264 percent from the 56 sold during the first quarter of 2014.

Mazda Canada reported its third consecutive month-over-month CPO sales spike, with 549 CPO vehicle sold in March, up from 498 sold during the same period last year.

The automaker sold 1,133 certified units in Q1, up from 1,302 sold during the first quarter of 2014.

Year-to-date, Mazda Canada has sold 277 certified vehicles, up 19 percent from 233 sold during Q1 of 2014.

Over at Honda Canada, once again the Honda nameplate saw a slight drop, while the company’s luxury arm continues to perform well in CPO.

"In March 2015, Honda sold 1,323 Certified Used Vehicles, less than a percentage drop, while Acura achieved 244 Certified sales, a 6.1 percent increase, both compared to last March,” said Todd Fowler, manager or used vehicle operations at Honda Canada

Toyota Canada saw a significant rise in CPO sales last month, as well. The automaker sold 1,869 CPO vehicles last month, up from 1,492 sold during March 2014.

In the first quarter, Toyota Canada delivered 4,559 certified vehicles, up from 4,175 sold during Q1 2014.


February Sales Results Reflect Growing CPO Market


With the certified pre-owned market growing at a rapid rate across Canada and the U.S, the majority of February CPO sales results were a good indicator growth is not slowing anytime soon.

For example, over at Audi, Elankum Vairavanathan, manager of incentives, planning and certified pre-owned sales at Audi Canada, said, “The strong demand for certified pre-owned Audis that we saw in 2014 continues into 2015.”

In February, the Audi Canada dealer network sold 386 CPO Audis, which represents a 21-percent year-over-year increase.

So far this year, the company has sold 784 CPO vehicles, which is up 17 percent over 2014 rates.

Volvo Cars of Canada also saw a double-digit spike in CPO sales for the month of February. The automaker sold 109 CPO vehicles last month, which is up 22.5 percent year-over-year. Year-to-date, Volvo Cars of Canada has sold 240 certified vehicles, compared to 190 in 2014, notching a 26.3-percent sales spike.

Vokswagen Canada’s CPO sales slowed slightly this past month, with 1,158 CPO units sold in February. This is down 13 percent from the 1,331 sold during the same month last year. During the first two months of the year, VW Canada sold 2,334 CPO vehicles, down 8.8 percent from the 2,559 retailed during the same time last year.

And despite the frigid temperatures in February, the BMW Canada dealer network sold 572 CPO BMWs, which represents a 11.5 percent year-over-year increase. So far this year, the company has sold 1,082 CPO vehicles, which is up 7.5 percent over 2014 rates.

So far this year, the company has sold 1082 CPO vehicles, which is up 7.5% over 2014 rates.

Mercedes-Benz Canada also reported a strong month for used sales. The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division sold 915 vehicles last month (which includes CPO sales and late-model used) marking an 11-percent increase year-over-year. Year-to-date, CPO sales, specifically, have spiked by 10 percent and account for 79.9 percent of the automaker’s used sales.

Lastly for the European automakers, Porsche Approved CPO sales reached 84 units for the month of February.

Moving along to highlight a few Asian automakers, Tom Opratko, manager of business management and certified pre-owned at Subaru Canada Inc., told Auto Remarketing Canada the automaker has successfully launched its updated CPO program and is gaining traction — more then doubling their monthly sales.

Last month, Subaru Canada sold 47 CPO vehicles, versus 21 during February 2014. Year-to-date, the automaker has sold 69 certified vehicles, versus 40 during the same period of 2014.

Mazda Canada continues to see CPO sales increase after a successful 2014. The brand sold 326 CPO vehicles last month, up from 292 sold during February 2014.

And Toyota Canada, who saw stagnant CPO sales last year, is gaining steam with 2015 underway.

Last month, the company sold 1,348 CPO vehicles, up from 1,240 sold during February 2014.

Year-to-date sales are up slightly, as well. The company sold 2,690 CPO vehicles during the first two months of the year, up from 2,683 sold during the same period of 2014.

Majority Of Shoppers Aware Of Differences In Pre-Owned & CPO


Just a mere decade ago, as CPO was emerging onto the market, most shoppers had little idea what the acronym stood for, let alone how these vehicles stood out from late-model used rides.

Now, according to recent TRADER research, the majority of vehicle shoppers are not only aware of the value of certified pre-owned vehicles, but they also have a pretty good idea why CPO models may stand out from their late model used counterparts.

According to research conducted in 2014 by TRADER, 70 percent of vehicle consumers were aware of some of the differences between a used and CPO vehicle. Specifically, out of the 527 shoppers surveyed, 32 percent say they are fully aware of the differences, while 30 percent said they were not familiar with the discrepancies. And 38 percent said they knew of “some of the differences.”

According to TRADER, this pattern didn’t vary much across gender, age or region.

And it seems knowledge of what makes CPO stand out plays a large role in helping convince shoppers to shell out a bit extra for a certified model.

The study stated customers’ likelihood of purchase intent for certified vehicles increased significantly after being exposed to the full definition of CPO.

The company pointed out that this shift is most pronounced to shoppers who plan to purchase a pre-owned vehicle but are swayed to the certified market after receiving further information.

For those considering a pre-owned vehicle, 64 percent of respondents were considering a used ride before being shown CPO material. After exposure to CPO descriptions, only 57 percent were still considering a pre-owned vehicle, showing a major purchase intent shift toward CPO.

For shoppers already looking at CPO vehicles, purchase intent grew from 70 percent to 76 percent after exposure to a description of what a CPO car was, and then asked them if that changed their mind.

Looking at these study results, it seems used-vehicle shoppers are becoming more and more educated on the topic of CPO, but there is definitely still room for dealers to ramp up certified marketing and potentially reap the rewards.

Editor's Note: This story ran in Auto Remarketing Canada Digital Magazine's inaugural "CPO Stars and Certified Trends" issue. Read on for more information regarding CPO sales trends and stratagies as well as find out which Mercedes-Benz Canada dealership has been recognized as Auto Remarketing Canada's CPO Dealer Of The Year.

3 CPO Records to Start 2015


Three Canadian automakers notched record months in January for certified pre-owned sales, starting 2015 off with similar certified momentum seen throughout 2014.

Mazda Canada continued its CPO growth with another record month. The automaker sold 431 certified vehicles in January, up from 345 sold during the first month of 2014.

“This was a record January for us. The main drivers behind this improvement is increased dealer profitability, resulting in increased dealer participation,” said Bryan Leaitch, manager of certified pre-owned and remarketing at Mazda Canada.

Audi Canada scored its best-even January for certified, as well, with 398 CPO sales. This performance is up 13.4 percent from January 2014, when the automaker sold a total of 351 CPO vehicles.

Porsche Canada was the third automaker to notch a record this past month with its best January ever. The high-end nameplate sold 77 Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicles in January.

Volvo Cars of Canada sold 30 more certified vehicles this January than during the same period of 2014. The automaker delivered a total of 131 CPO vehicles in last month, up 29.7 percent from January 2014.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division recorded a great start to the year with 870 vehicles delivered in January. This marks an increase of 71 units (or 8.9 percent) compared to the same time period last year.

The CPO volume accounted for 79 percent of the sales, and Smart pre-owned sales were up 112 percent in January, the company shared.

Mercedes-Benz Mississauga was also recently honored as Auto Remarketing Canada’s first CPO Dealer of The Year.The dealership sold a total of 625 CPO vehicles in 2014.

Volkswagen Canada started the year off just a bit slower than 2014, but still notched significant CPO sales.

The company sold 1,176 CPO vehicles in January, only slightly below last January sales of 1,228.

Kia Canada was off to a great start as 2015 got underway, selling 270 CPO vehicles, which is more than double the 147 sold in January 2014.

“We are off to a go start for 2015 and continuing the strong pace we finished with in 2014,” said Richard Pasta, manager of national fleet sales, remarketing and CPO for Kia Canada.

Toyota Canada sales were down slightly from January 2014, with 1,342 CPO sales this past month, compared to 1,443 sold during the same time period last year.

Honda Canada saw much of the same with 1,039 certified sales last month, down 11.9 percent from the 1,169 sold in January 2014.

That said, the brand's luxury arm experienced a slight boost this past month. The automaker sold 220 Acura CPO vehicles, up 2.8 percent from 214 sold during January 2014.

Todd Fowler, manager of used-vehicle operations at Honda Canada Inc., explained that the challenge of tight used supply is sticking around in 2015.

“This year presents a unique challenge, as the Canadian market is operating under a tight used-vehicle supply, the lowest in more than a decade. However, we have confidence our dealer networks will strive to meet this challenge head-on,” he said.

Editor’s Note: Auto Remarketing Canada just released its inaugural “CPO Stars and Certified Trends” digital magazine issue. Flip through for more info on the movers and shakers in the CPO industry. 

December, Year-End Results Show Strong Year For CPO


December closed out a year that spelled growth for many automaker certified pre-owned programs in Canada.

Throughout the year, European automakers saw certified sales soar, and December’s results were no surprise in this respect.

For example, Audi Canada sold 428 certified vehicles, up an impressive 62.1 percent over the 264 units sold in December of 2013.

Over the course of 2014, the automaker sold 5,678 CPO vehicles, versus 4,961 sold in 2013. This represented a 14.5-percent increase year-over-year for the luxury brand.

Mercedes-Benz Canada was another luxury nameplate to see a jump in certified sales this year. It sold 11,123 CPO units in 2014, which marks an 8.7-percent increase from 2013 results.

And the automaker notched records throughout the year, reaching its best monthly volume in the history of the CPO program in May. Record months were also seen in January, July, September and December.

Porsche Canada wrapped up the year with 76 CPO units sold in December. This brought its Q4 total to 250, contributing to a grand total CPO sales of 1,112 for the year.

Wrapping up the European automakers to report year-end results, Volvo Cars of Canada sold 111 CPO units in December. This was the sixth consecutive month certified sales for the automaker have exceeded 100. Volvo Cars of Canada sold 1,353 CPO models in 2014.

Mazda Canada, which notched record months for more than half the year, continued to push CPO sales in December, selling 388 certified units. This contributed to a grand total of 5,695 for the year.

Subaru Canada also ended the year on the upswing, almost doubling their sales numbers for December. Last month, Subaru Canada sold 45 CPO units in December, up from 24 sold during the same month of 2013. The automaker sold 358 CPO units in 2014, up from 310 sold during 2013.  

Editor's Note: For more CPO analysis as well as stats on automakers' best-selling CPO vehicles, see the upcoming Auto Remarketing Canad Digital Magazine, our inaugural "CPO Stars and Certified Trends" issue, which is set to go live later this month.

3 Automakers Continue Streak Of CPO Gains


The trifecta of automakers that have posted year-over-year gains consistantly this year continued their success last month.

Once again, Volkswagen Canada, Audi Canada and Mazda Canada notched year-over-year gains.

Take Audi Canada, for example, which sold 466 certified units in November, up from 398 in November 2013. This represents a 17.1-percent year-over-year increase and marks the best November ever for the automaker.

Year-to-date, the automaker has already broken 2013 full-year results (it moved 4,961 CPO units the entirety of last year). As of the end of November, Audi Canada had sold a total of 5,250 certified vehicles, up 11.8 percent from the same timeframe in 2013.

Mazda Canada also continued its streak of drastic year-over-year spikes last month. In November, the company sold 502 certified vehicles, up from 337 sold during the same period of 2013.

So far this year, Mazda Canada has sold 5,279 CPO vehicles, up from 4,870 sold during the same period last year.

In fact, the company’s CPO success caused it to be featured in the latest Auto Remarketing Canada Digital Magazine. Bryan Leaitch, manager of certified pre-owned for Mazda Canada, said one reason for the automaker’s CPO success is increasing dealer participation.

Volkswagen Canada sold a bit more certified vehicles this time around in November, adding to what has been a successful year already for CPO. In fact, VW has seen sales rise year-over-year every month in 2014, with the exception of June.

The automaker sold 1,363 certified vehicles last month, up from 1,247 sold during November 2013. Year-to-date, the automaker has sold 15,984 certified vehicles, up from 13,770 sold during the same period of 2013.  

Kia Canada was another automaker to see a significant certified spike last month. Kia Canada sold 264 CPO units last month, up from 139 units sold during November 2013. Through November, the company sold 2,624 CPO vehicles, up considerably from the 2,096 sold during the same period last year.

And though the numbers are small, Subaru Canada more than doubled its certified sales in November. The automaker sold 38 CPO vehicles last month, up from 15 sold during the same month last year.

Year-to-date, Subaru Canada has sold 313 CPO vehicles, up from 286 as of the end of November last year.

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned division reported 1,035 units retailed in November in Canada. This represents the third consecutive record-breaking month for the automaker. The jump represents a 13 percent increase year-over-year.

So far in 2014, a total of 13,214 pre-owned units have been sold for a year-to-date increase of 7.1 percent or 873 units.

Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned reported it sold 79 certified vehicles last month.

Lastly, Toyota Canada reported CPO sales of 1,445 last month, bringing the year-to-date total to 16,839, down from 20,883 sold during the same period of last year. Monthly sales were down from 1,678 sold during November of 2013.

European Automakers Post Strong October for CPO


As certified pre-owned results start coming in for October, it is apparent that European automakers are bucking the seasonal sales softening trends often seen during this time of year.

Audi Canada, for example, achieved its best October ever for CPO.

The automaker sold 538 CPO vehicles last month, which represents a whopping 30-percent increase year-over-year. In October 2013, the automaker sold 415 certified rides.

On a year-to-date basis, the company has retailed 4,784 vehicles, which also represents a double-digit annual increase.

Sales are up 11 percent year-over-year for Audi Canada; the company sold 4,299 CPO vehicles through October 2013.

Volkswagen Canada is another European automaker who has seen CPO sales soar this year, and October was no exception.

The automaker sold 1,476 certified vehicles in October, up from 1,235 sold during the same period of 2013. This represents a 19.5-percent year-over-year spike.

And sales year-to-date are not far behind. CPO sales through the end of October are up 16.5 percent year-over-year, moving up from 12,523 to 14,531 this year.

Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned notched record sales October, for the second consecutive month.

The automaker reported its best October ever with a total of 1,289 certified vehicles sold, which represents a 8 percent or 95 unit increase from the same period last year.

A total of 12,179 Mercedes-Benz CPO units have been sold in Canada so far this year, up 6.6 percent or 754 units from 2013.

Volvo Cars of Canada, also saw an uptick in CPO sales this past month, albeit a bit more slight. The automaker sold 129 certified vehicles in October, which represents a 1.6 percent increase from October 2013.

Lastly, Porsche Approved CPO sales sold 95 certified units last month. This is down from 122 sold during October 2013.

That said, year-over-year sales are up. Porsche has sold 957 CPO units year-to-date, up from 902 sold during the same period of 2013.

Editor’s Note: Stay tuned to Auto Remarketing Canada for further October CPO sales results.

Kia Almost Doubles September CPO Sales


Many automakers in Canada have been reporting record months for CPO, but Kia topped the list this September.

Kia Canada almost doubled its CPO sales from September 2013, selling 284 certified sales, compared to 143 sold during the same period of last year.

As CPO results started coming in for September, several other automakers’ performances stood out, as well: Audi has notched another record, and Volvo Canada has reported its first positive CPO sales jump this year.

Volvo Canada sold 118 CPO vehicles this past month, up from 95 sold during the same period of last year. This equates to a 24.2-percent increase year-over-year.

Audi Canada once again reported a record month for CPO. The automakers has its best September ever for CPO, selling 480 certified vehicles.

This is up 11.6 percent from the 430 sold during September 2013.

So far this year, Audi Canada has sold 4,246 CPO vehicles, 9.3 percent above the 3,884 sold during the same period last year.

Volkswagen Canada continued to post double-digit increases in September, selling 1,423 CPO vehicles. This is a 15.9 percent increase from the 1,228 sold during the same month last year.

Year-to-date, the automaker has sold 13,055 CPO units, up 15.7 percent from the 11,288 sold during the same period of 2013.

Mazda Canada continues to perform well, seeing certified sales soar last month. The automaker sold 475 CPO vehicles, up from 404 sold during September 2013.

It has sold 4,290 certified vehicles to date this year, up from 4,027 sold through September of last year.

Subaru Canada also notched a year-over-year increase, selling 39 CPO vehicles in September, up from 24 sold last year during the same month.

Year-to-date, the company has sold 246 CPO vehicles, up from 245 sold during the same period of 2013.

Toyota Canada continues to lag behind 2013 numbers, with 1,409 CPO vehicles sold in September. This is down from 1,686 sold during the same period of last year. Year-to-date, the company has sold 13,912 certified vehicles, down from 27,633 sold through September of last year.

Honda Canada is still seeing sales lag, but its luxury arm is seeing consistent CPO sales increases.

Honda sold 1,161 CPO vehicles in September, down slightly from the 1,204 sold during the same period of 2013.

Year-to-date, the automaker has sold 12,199 CPO vehicles, down from 14,707 sold during the same timeframe last year.

Moving on to highlight its luxury arm, Acura sold 240 certified units last month, up from 222 sold during September 2013.

Year-to-date, Acura Canada has sold 2,381 certified rides, up slightly from the 2,314 sold during the same period last year.

“2014 continues to present a unique challenge, as the Canadian market is operating under a tight used vehicle supply, the lowest in more than a decade. However, we have confidence our dealer networks will strive to meet this challenge head-on,” said Todd Fowler, manager of used-vehicle operations at Honda Canada.

Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned posted a record month again, selling 1,406 CPO vehicles, marking an increase of 14.7 percent from September 2013. Year-to-date, the automaker has sold 10,890 CPO units, which is up 6.4 percent or 659 units from 2013 numbers.

Lastly, Porsche Approved certified pre-owned reported 103 sales in September.

3 Automakers Notch Best August for CPO


Certified pre-owned sales were steady in August, and three automakers reported their best August for certified sales ever.

First up, Porsche Canada reported a record month, posting the highest CPO sales for August ever. Porsche Approved certified pre-owned sales reached 96 units last month.

Audi Canada, who continued to see CPO sales soar by double digits last month, also saw a record August for CPO sales.

Last month,  the company sold 496 CPO vehicles, up from 436 sold in August 2013. This marks a 13.8-percent year-over-year spike for Audi.

Year-to-date, the automaker has sold 3,766 CPO vehicles, up 9 percent from the same period last year.

Volkswagen Canada rounded out the three automakers achieving their best Augusts ever for CPO.

VW Canada sold 1,422 CPO vehicles in August, up from 1,410 sold in August 2013 for a 1 percent increase. So far this year, VW has sold 11,632 CPO vehicles, up from 10,060 sold during the same period of 2013. This marks a year-over-year increase of 16 percent.

Mercedes-Benz Pre-Owned also reported a successful August, selling 1,235 vehicles in August in Canada.

For the year so far, the company has sold a grand total of 9,484 vehicles. This means sales are up by 479 units, or 5.3 percent, from 2013 numbers.

Subaru Canada also sold a few more units this time around. The automaker sold 29 units this past month, up from 23 sold in August 2013. That said, numbers are down slightly year-to-date.

As of the end of August, Subaru of Canada had sold 207 CPO vehicles, down from 221 sold during the same period of 2013.

Over at Mazda Canada, the Japanese automaker continues to see popularity rising for its CPO models.

Mazda Canada sold 499 CPO models last month, up from 426 during August 2013.

Year-to-date, the company has sold 3,819 CPO vehicles, up from 3,581 sold during the same period of 2013.

Lastly, though the numbers are large — CPO sales are still dropping for Toyota Canada, in line with a consistent trend this year.

The automaker sold 1,546 CPO vehicles in August, down from 2,051 sold during August 2013. Year-to-date, Toyota Canada has sold 12,503 CPO vehicles, down significantly from 15,767 sold during the same period of 2013.


AMVOQ Reveals CPO Program For Independent Dealers


With rumors of expanding used supply on the horizon, as well as more palatable used-car prices, The Used Car Dealers Association of Quebec, known as AMVOQ, (Association des Marchands de Véhicules D'occasion du Québec),  is launching a certified pre-owned program for the province’s independent used-car dealers.

The new program — AMVOQ Certified Pre-Owned — will launch this September, Steeve De Marchi, executive director of AMVOQ, told Auto Remarketing Canada. And dealer registration will begin Sept. 15.

The program, which includes a rigorous set of specifications similar to many OEM CPO programs, was launched with consumer confidence in mind.

"Most car manufacturers already have a certification program, and it was time for us to present our members with their own tool to increase the level of consumer confidence," said De Marchi.  

De Marchi also shared eligibility requirements for both participating dealers and the vehicles that will ultimately be certified through the program.

For AMVOQ dealers to be considered for participation in the program, they must not have any court history related to automotive practices; tout clean and safe facilities; have a compliance program in place; and must respect the standards and program guidelines set in place by the association.

AMVOQ has modeled its vehicle eligibility regulations after other successful programs of its kind, De Marchi said.

For vehicles to be eligible to be certified under the program they must be 6 years old or younger, with 160,000 kilometers or less.

They must also be clean of debts or lien and tout a satisfactory CarProof history report.

Bottom line: AMVOQ’s independent dealers will now have access to many of the same benefits previously reserved for major car manufacturers’ franchised dealers, said De Marchi.

For example, the association’s dealers will now be able to offer the like-new buying experience CPO shoppers are looking for.

Amongst other features, each certified vehicle undergoes a complete 154-point mechanical inspection and ful reconditioning; and includes a one-year/20,000-kilometer power train warranty, exchange privileges (seven days/1,000 kilometers), roadside assistance and complete car history report.

In addition, random inspections will be conducted on a significant percentage of certified cars by qualified non-AMVOQ independent workshops, in an effort to provide peace-of-mind to potential CPO customers.

Customers will also be privy to a three-month free subscription to SiriusXM radio, in satellite-radio equipped vehicles.

The announcement comes at a good time, as CPO sales are booming in both the U.S. and Canada.

In fact, many automakers are up by double-digits for CPO sales when compared to 2013 numbers.

For example, both Volkswagen Canada and Mazda Canada have seen strong certified sales every month this year and continued that growth last month.

VW Canada sold 1,440 certified units, up from 1,291 sold in July 2013. This accounted for an 11.5-percent increase year-over-year and was its strongest July ever for CPO. 

Over at Mazda Canada, Bryan Leaitch, manager of CPO, told Auto Remarketing Canada the automaker sold 546 certified vehicles last month, up from 420 sold during the same period of 2013.

For more information on Canadian CPO sales, see the following Auto Remarketing Canada story.

VW & Mazda CPO Sales Continue to Soar