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Nearly new used cars hold their price year-on-year and record considerably lower mileage

Vehicles most frequently record just 5,000 kilometres on the clock 

Prague 24 April 2018 – The nearly new used car market in countries where the revived Mototechna brand operates offered more vehicles year-on-year in the first quarter, with a much lower mileage on the clock and the same prices as in the same period last year. The domestic Škoda marque is the most popular for nearly new cars in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia while Opel was the most popular in Hungary and Poland. These figures emerged from the constant monitoring of the market by the Mototechna brand, which is a member of the AURES Holdings group.

While a total of 53,344 vehicles were offered in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary during the first three months of last year, the number increased by 1,200 (to 54,566 in total) this year. Of this number, 17,178 vehicles were offered in the Czech Republic, which is 424 vehicles up on last year. As usual, Prague recorded the highest number of cars on offer (5,885) and the Vysočina Region the lowest number (273). The average price of the vehicles advertised in the Czech Republic was CZK 458,890, which is the same as last year . The average mileage fell considerably in all V4 countries, falling from 10,000 kilometres to 8,702 kilometres in the Czech Republic, while in Hungary, for example, mileage fell by 80%, from 5,000 km to just 1,000 km.  On average, the vehicles offered across all four countries  most frequently recorded 5,000 kilometres on the clock during the first quarter of this year, compared to an average of 8,000 kilometres in the same period last year.

With regard to specific models, the Škoda marque clearly dominates the market in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, while Opel is the best seller in Poland and Hungary. In the Czech Republic the first four places were easily held by the Škoda models Fabia, Octavia, Rapid and Citigo. The situation is slightly different in Slovakia, with the Rapid coming first, followed by the Octavia and Fabia. “It is interesting to observe how demand for individual marques and models differs so completely across the individual V4 countries. Czechs and Slovaks are loyal to Škoda, but this marque isn’t even in the TOP 5 in Poland and Hungary,“ reports Karolína Topolová, Managing Director of AURES Holdings. The Opel Astra is the best seller in Poland and in Hungary, replacing the Mercedes C which took first place last year. The Suzuki Vitara secured fourth place, making it a curiosity in the list of most frequently advertised vehicles in Hungary.

The revived Mototechna brand specialises in selling nearly new used cars as is a member of the AAA AUTO group, which it registered a 9.7 per cent rise in demand in this segment last year on the Czech market. Nearly 7,500 nearly new cars were sold in total under the Mototechna brand in 2017, and just under 40,000 vehicles since 2012.

TOP 5 most frequently advertised vehicles in the first quarter in 2017

Czech Republic

Slovakia

Poland

Hungary

Škoda Fabia

Škoda Rapid

Opel Astra

Opel Astra

Škoda Octavia

Škoda Octavia

Ford Focus

BMW 5

Škoda Rapid

Škoda Fabia

Volkswagen Golf

Ford Focus

Škoda Citigo

Volkswagen Golf

BMW 5

Suzuki Vitara

Hyundai i30

Škoda Superb

Renault Clio

Mercedes C

Zlatá karta_logo AAA The AURES Holdings group (formerly AAA AUTO) has concentrated sales of nearly new vehicles under its Mototechna brand. The brand has become the biggest nearly new car dealer in the Czech Republic over a period of five years, with an offer of over 1,000 vehicles. Vehicles from Mototechna are available at all 22 of the Group’s branches in the Czech Republic and 14 branches in Slovakia. Mototechna has sold 40,000 vehicles over the period of its renewed existence. The entire AURES Holdings group sells over 75,000 vehicles across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary every year under the Mototechna, AAA AUTO and 1, autoDiskont brands, and is therefore the biggest used car dealer in Central and East Europe. The Company regularly features in the Czech Top 100. The AURES Holdings Group, which will be celebrating the 26th year of its existence this year, is owned by the British-Polish investment fund Abris Capital Partners as the majority stakeholder. The AAA AUTO and Mototechna brands are the official partner to the premier grouping in Czech football – the HET League.

 

 

 

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