Citroen stars at Manheim Auctions, Bruntingthorpe
A total of 325 vehicles were entered and achieved a 100% sell-out at an average value of 116% CAP Clean.
There were strong performances across the entire Citroen range, with examples of the Xsara Picasso and C4 achieving values in excess of 140% CAP Clean, whilst C3, C8, C2 and C4 entries achieved values in excess of 130% CAP Clean. The eight models of the new Citroen DS3 offered achieved an average value of 112% CAP Clean with a high of 116% CAP Clean. The "star of the sale" was a 2008 Citroen Berlingo LI 625LX 1.6 HDI with 30,746 miles, which achieved a phenomenal 171% CAP Clean.
Michael Brown, head of used vehicle remarketing, Citroen UK said: 'We are delighted with this excellent performance and pleased that Manheim Remarketing chose Citroen UK to open its new auction super-centre at Bruntingthorpe. It was an impressive day for us, with a 100% conversion rate and record values, which once again highlights the appeal of the Citroen range in the second hand market.'
James Leese, sales director manufacturer, Manheim Remarketing, added: 'We are delighted with this result and with the selection of quality stock offered at our newest and most advanced auction centre. This sale was the result of Manheim Remarketing's evolving relationship with Citroen UK. We were able to demonstrate our ability to provide a unique "end-to-end" remarketing solution at Bruntingthorpe, from inspecting and collecting all the vehicles and then transferring them to the C Walton reconditioning facility prior to the auction.'