CARY, N.C. -

The certified pre-owned car market in Canada was a strong one in the first half of the year. The majority of automakers sharing CPO sales results with Auto Remarketing Canada have reported improvements from a year ago.

Starting with Toyota Canada, it sold 3,006 CPO units in June, up from 2,402 a year ago.

Toyota moved 15,527 certified vehicles in the first half of 2017, handily beating the year-ago sum of 11,998.

Volkswagen sold 1,418 certified vehicles in Canada during June, up 17.1 percent year-over-year. This ended a three-month streak of declining sales. Through six months, VW’s CPO sales are at 7,798 units year-to-date, down 3 percent year-over-year.

BMW Canada, which reports certified and non-certified pre-owned together, said it moved 2,008 pre-owned vehicles for the month, which was up 21 percent from June 2016.

In the first half of the year, BMW moved 11,144 pre-owned vehicles, which beats year-ago figures by 14 percent.

The company’s top pre-owned seller for the month once again was the 3 Series, which posted 740 sales for a 45-percent gain.

“Strong CPO messaging along with a focused retailer sales force across the country continue to fuel our pre-owned growth in Canada,”  Robert Staffieri, BMW Canada’s national pre-owned manager, said in an emailed statement. 

Hyundai Auto Canada reported 826 certified sales for June, beating last year’s tally by 45 percent. Through six months, sales have reached 4,390 units, a 67-percent hike.

Volvo Canada sold 203 CPO vehicles in June for a 5.2-percent hike. First-half sales were up 14.1 percent at 1,075.  

Mercedes-Benz Canada increased its certified sales 4.1 percent in June, selling 1,316 units. Through six months, sales are up 4.4 percent at 6,969.