A sampling of results shared by automakers in news releases or via email shows a mostly positive September for the certified pre-owned car market.
Kia, for example, said it sold 6,201 certified vehicles in September, up from 5,777 a year ago.
Volvo, meanwhile, said it increased its CPO sales by 35.5 percent year-over-year, moving 1,970 CPO units last month. Its year-to-date sales are up 18.1 percent at 16,375.
Mazda lifted its CPO sales 29.7 percent in September (4,642 cars sold) and has driven sales up 21.3 percent so far this year.
Porsche reported 1,826 certified sales last month for an 18-percent gain.
Mercedes-Benz lifted its CPO sales 17.8 percent, moving 10,274 units last month. Through nine months, it has reached 95,569 certified sales (up 9.0 percent).
At BMW of North America, the BMW brand had 9,857 certified sales in September (down 7 percent), with year-to-date sales at 95,856 (down 8.4 percent). Its MINI brand had 1,193 CPO sales for the month (up 40.9 percent), with sales through three quarters up 23.6 percent at 10,597.
CPO will be a big topic once again at next month’s , which are being held Nov. 12-16 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
At the Pre-Owned Con portion of the week, the action will get started with a session on
The panel will be moderated by, well, the author of this story, but the real insight will come from the expert panelists, which include:
- Don Luke; owner of Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge
- Frank Pelligreen, used-car director of Larry H Miller Toyota Peoria
- Eric Shoemaker, pre-owned director at Trophy Nissan
- Basem Tartir, program manager, certified pre-owned, Mazda North American Operation