Premium imported cars with short mileage are pouring into the certified used car market at a lower price than domestic cars.
Certified used cars refer to vehicles that are purchased and repaired by car brands themselves, and up to 200 items are carefully diagnosed and sold.
This is because vehicles sold at a discounted price from the launch of new cars, focusing on BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar-Land Rover, have significantly lowered the market price.
According to "Certification Market," Korea's only import certified used car total solution, German and European premium imported cars such as BMW 3 Series, Audi A3 and Jaguar XE are coming out for certified second-hand sales at a price of 20 million won.
Especially for French brands such as Peugeot and Citroen, and German mini brands, there are many cars priced in the late 10 million won range that are cheaper than Korean subcompact cars.
The 2019 October Audi A3 with a new car price of 39.67 million won was put on sale for 28 million won, a whopping 11.67 million won cheaper, although the mileage is only 2528 kilometers.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class (37.4 million won) with a mileage of 22,654 kilometers is sold for 23 million won, and the November 2018 Jaguar XE 20d Prestige, with a mileage of 26,568 kilometers, will be sold for 27.5 million won. For your information, the new car costs 55.4 million won.
The BMW New 3 Series 320d, which was released in July 2016, was put up for sale for 23 million won. The new car, priced at 49.9 million won, has a mileage of 62,627 kilometers. As of September 2019, the Mini Countryman (new car price of 39.4 million won) with a driving distance of 8,605 kilometers will be sold for 29.5 million won.
A number of cars worth 10 million won are also noticeable. The June 2020 Citroen C3 Air Cross with a mileage of 4,568 kilometers will be sold for 19.9 million won. The new car costs 29.55 million won.
Mini clubman Cooper S, which was also on sale for 19.9 million won, was set for September 2016, and the new car price is 45.9 million won. The Peugeot SUV 2008, which has a mileage of 11,100 kilometers, will be sold for 20.5 million won. The new car costs 31.13 million won.
The November 2016 Land Rover Range Rover 2.0 TD4 SE model, which has a mileage of 51,564 kilometers, will be sold at 34 million won, more than double the price of a new car (70.5 million won).
The BMW X3 xDrive 20d M Aerodynamic (45,209km) will be sold for 37.5 million won (45,209km) in January 2017. The new car costs 68.5 million won.
In addition, BMW 520d xDrive M Sports Plus (new car price of 71.2 million won. mileage of 77,824 kilometers) will be sold for 41.9 million won.
In addition, the Lexus New IS300 premium model, which has a driving distance of only 12 kilometers, appeared on sale for 40 million won in September 2019. The new car costs 47.2 million won.
An industry official said, "As premium brands such as Audi and BMW have launched exceptional discounts at the same time 88카 as new car sales in recent years, a large number of cars with short mileage and good condition seem to be pouring out for certified second-hand sales."
Meanwhile, amid deepening consumer distrust in the used car market, "brand certified used cars" that imported car companies directly purchase and sell vehicles through a strict process are drawing keen attention.
The certified used car must have excellent reliability and can also receive a quality guarantee service comparable to a new car, which appeals to the fact that it is a car." In response, each brand introduces its own vehicle verification method to manage quality, and the brand guarantees quality for a certain period of time.
General used cars also offer their own quality control and guarantees, but overall, they are clearly different from brand-certified used cars.