McLaren North America sees an 11 percent increase in Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales throughout 2020 despite Coronavirus shutdown challenges

14 Sep 2020

  • The North American McLaren dealership network has sold 580 Certified Pre-Owned vehicles as of August 2020 - an 11 percent increase in sales vs August 2019
  • McLaren’s North American pre-owned program, previously McLaren Qualified, has been re-branded to ‘McLaren Certified Pre-Owned’- tailored to suit the North American market
  • McLaren Certified Pre-Owned ensures that each pre-owned vehicle has had every component ‘certified’ via a rigorous multi-point inspection by McLaren-trained dealership technicians
  • Supercar ownership possible at sportscar pricing

Despite the sales challenges faced by the automotive industry as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, McLaren North America have recorded their best ever year-to-date pre-owned vehicle sales. The McLaren Certified Pre-Owned program, available in both the US and Canada, has delivered 580 vehicles between January – August 2020 – an 11 percent uplift versus August 2019. These sales were comprised of 50 vehicles sold through the three Canadian dealerships and 530 sold through the 25-US based dealership network.

The McLaren Certified Pre-Owned scheme, previously ‘McLaren Qualified’, has recently undergone a rebrand to make it better suited to the North American customer. To achieve McLaren ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ status, each vehicle must pass a vigorous and comprehensive multi-point examination carried out by McLaren-trained technicians. ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ vehicles go through all servicing and maintenance due within three months of handover, have only McLaren Genuine Parts fitted, and have passed all vehicle provenance checks available on the market by the McLaren retailer.

Additionally, all McLaren Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with a minimum one-year Certified Warranty to offer new owners’ total peace of mind. The Certified Warranty covers the cost of parts and labor for eligible repairs carried out at McLaren retailers and service centers and is fully manufacturer-backed - offering unrivaled cover on all factory-fitted components (excluding failures related to wear and tear). The Certified Pre-Owned program also offers customers benefits such as 12-months roadside assistance and alternative onward travel should the car require further examination.

A Certified Pre-Owned McLaren provides an opportunity for sportscar customers to enter the supercar segment. Prices of real-time, available CPO vehicles start at $89,991 for a 2012 MP4-12C - as advertised on the McLaren Certified Pre-Owned website - making supercar ownership possible at sportscar pricing.  Other advertised models include 570S, 650S 675LT, and more. 

McLaren Certified Pre-Owned not only gives customers the practical benefits of buying and owning a McLaren, it also welcomes them to an exclusive owner’s experience. Ownership benefits include regular McLaren publications, access to the ever-expanding McLaren events calendar and the possibility of a guided visit to the McLaren Technology Centre and McLaren Production Centre in Woking, United Kingdom.

“‘Our mission is not only to build the best sports cars in the world, but also to offer the best ownership experience. McLaren Certified delivers that commitment on pre-owned McLaren cars from our retailers through the promise of quality and exclusivity with full factory support.’
Tony Joseph, President McLaren North America

To browse the extensive range of McLaren Certified Pre-Owned vehicles available visit or contact a local McLaren retailer for more information.



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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in more than 32 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

In 2018, the company launched its new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will innovate and produce the next generation all-new lightweight carbon fibre architecture.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Pirelli,  Richard Mille, and Tumi.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.


Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137

Lauren Dowdy
Press Officer– North America McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 241453
Mobile: +44 (0) 7818 537845

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