The Big 3 increased certified pre-owned sales by 1.6 percent year-over-year in February, moving 77,734 certified units, according to Autodata Corp.
Year-to-date, the Big 3 is down 1.5 percent with 147,038 sales.
Meanwhile, Asian brands sold 99,249 CPO vehicles for the month and were up 14.7 percent.
Through February, they are up 8.4 percent with 188,909 sales
European brands were down slightly in February (0.1 percent) with 34,499 sales, and year-to-date sales (66,486) were 3.5 percent softer.
Other highlights for the month include:
- Among the individual automakers, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reached an all-time high, Autodata said. Including Fiat, it sold 18,768 CPO units in February (up 30.1 percent year-over-year). Without Fiat, it sold 18,716 certified vehicles (up 30.2 percent).
- Porsche said it sold 1,268 certified cars last month, which was its best February on record. It also beat year-ago figures by 33.5 percent.
- Kia reported its best-ever February. It sold 5,369 CPO vehicles, beating last February by nearly 10 percent.
- BMW North America reported that MINI posted its best February for CPO. Its 1,046 sales beat year-ago figures by 33.2 percent.
- Audi said it sold 3,713 CPO units (up 0.4 percent), which was its best February ever.
- North of the border, February meant CPO sales growth and a few records for some of Canada's luxury automakers, as reported by our sister publication Auto Remarketing Canada.