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Citroen auction 'defies economic downturn'

Tue, 16 Dec 2008
One of this month's car auctions saw a record result for Citroen UK when it generated a turnover of £2.4 million, it has been revealed.

The manufacturer offered 406 vehicles at the BCA Measham event last month.

All were sold, with 24 of the people buying at auction, choosing to do so via the internet.

Citroen UK's head of remarketing Michael Brown said the results defied difficult market conditions.

"To sell over 400 vehicles in one sale on one day is exceptional, when the used market has been under such pressure," he added.

Paul Dunn, the national account manager for BCA, also commented on the success of the event.

He said the sales reflect Citroen's green credentials, value for money and versatility.

Meanwhile, the BCA's latest report on average used car prices announced an increase in November, with the figure rising to £4,823.

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