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Number of nearly new cars on the market rises. Prices and mileage remain stable

Professional used car retailers are offering newer cars on average 

Prague 17 July 2018 – The nearly new used car market in countries where the relaunched Mototechna brand operates saw almost twenty-six thousand more cars offered during the first half of the year in an international comparison. The most common average mileage was 15 785 km; vehicle age increased by a few months. This was the conclusion drawn from the continuous market monitoring conducted by Mototechna, part of the AURES Holdings group.

In the first half of 2017, a total of 156 557 nearly new cars were offered for sale in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, while the figure for the first half of this year stood at 182 507. Of these, 55 875 cars were advertised in the Czech Republic, which is 8 109 more than last year. As usual, the largest offer was in Prague (21 151 cars), and the smallest was in the Karlovy Vary region (870). Imports accounted for 6.6 % of cars. In the Czech Republic, the most common asking price was 435 000 crowns, which is 10 thousand crowns more than in the first half of last year. The most common average age of the vehicles advertised was 1.1 years, which is just one tenth up on last year for vehicles offered by professional sellers. Private sellers advertise  older vehicles. “The reason for this marked difference is the fact that professional retailers often have access to brand new vehicles. After serving in company fleets or marketing events these are then offered as nearly new cars,” said Karolína Topolová, Director General of AURES Holdings, operator of the international network of AAA AUTO and Mototechna car dealerships.

The ranking for the most popular cars in the Czech Republic is clearly dominated by Škoda, with the Octavia, Fabia, Rapid and Superb. The Citigo has droped from fifth to seventh place this year, while the Hyundai i30 now stands fifth. Volkswagen secured the sixth and seventh places with the Golf and the Passat. The Škoda Yeti ranked ninth, while the top 10 was rounded of by the Kia Ceed. In Slovakia, the Škoda Octavia tops the nearly new car market; in Poland and Hungary it is the Opel Astra.

The relaunched Mototechna brand, which specialises in selling nearly new cars and forms part of the AAA AUTO group, saw a 9.7 percent increase in demand last year in this segment of the Czech market. A total of almost 7 500 nearly new cars were sold under the Mototechna brand in 2017 and over 50 thousand cars have been sold since 2012.

TOP 5 most advertised cars in the first half of 2018
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Poland
Hungary
Škoda Octavia
Škoda Octavia
Opel Astra
Opel Astra
Škoda Fabia
Škoda Fabia
Ford Focus
BMW 5
Škoda Rapid
Škoda Rapid
Renault Clio
Mercedes E
Škoda Superb
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
Opel Corsa
Hyundai i30
Škoda Superb
Opel Corsa
Suzuki Vitara
 

Zlatá karta_logo Moto Under the relaunched Mototechna brand the AURES Holdings group (formerly AAA AUTO) has focused on the sale of nearly new vehicles. During the last five years, offering more than 1000 cars of twenty different makes, the brand has become the biggest nearly new car dealer in the Czech Republic. Vehicles from Mototechna are on sale in all 22 of the group’s branches in the Czech Republic and fourteen branches in Slovakia. Since it was first relaunched Mototechna has sold some 50 000 vehicles. The AURES Holdings group has a whole trades more than 75 000 vehicles a year under the Mototechna, AAA AUTO and 1.auto Diskont brands in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, making it the biggest used car dealer in Central and Eastern Europe. The company is regularly included in the Czech TOP 100 rankings. The majority owner of the AURES Holdings group, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this year,is the British-Polish Abris Capital Partners investment fund. AAA AUTO and Mototechna are the official partners of the top Czech football competition – the FORTUNA League..

 

     

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