UK Used Car Market Outlook to 2023
The report titled “UK Used Car Market Outlook to 2023 – Market Structure (Organized and Unorganized Market); Type of Used Cars (MPVs / Sedan, Economy / Hatchbacks and SUVs); Kilometers Driven(Less than 5,000 km; 5,000-20,000 km; 20,000-50,000 km; 50,000-80,000 km; 80,000-120,000 km and Above 120,000 km); By Year of Manufacture (< 2000, 2000-2002, 2003-2005, 2006-2008, 2009-2012 and 2013-2018); and By Car Make (Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen, Vauxhall, BMW, Honda, Kia, Lexus, Renault and Others)” provides a comprehensive analysis on used car industry of the UK. The report covers various aspects including introduction on the UK Used car market, market size on the basis of Gross Transaction Value and sales volume, market segmentations by market structure (Organized and Unorganized Market); by Type of used car; by Kilometers driven; by Manufacturer; by Car Make; business models of offline and online used car market, auction market, customer profile, customer pain points, decision making parameters, trends and developments, issues and challenges, government regulations, OLX Case Study and competitive landscape including offline and online companies in the UK used car space and cross comparison of organized used car dealers and their company profiles. The report concludes with market projections for the segments described above and analyst recommendations highlighting the major opportunities and cautions for the UK used car market.
UK Used Cars Market Overview and Size
The UK used car market is at a late growth stage along with single digit CAGR in terms of sales volume during the year 2018. Factors such as increasing disposable incomes, availability of the financing and insurance options makes it convenient and easy for the customers and provides a pleasant experience to the buyers of the used car. The rise in internet and mobile penetration has incentivized dealers to use this platform as it gives them the ability to reach a larger audience and result in a surged used car sales volume by 2023.
UK Used Car Market Segmentation
By Market Structure (Organized and Unorganized Market): Organized market dominated both in terms of Gross Transaction Value (GTV) and sales volume during the year 2018. The organized used car market has been leading in the entire UK owing to the fact that they offer documentation regarding the stringent inspection process, MOT and the transfer of ownership. However, the unorganized market fails to deliver these after-sales services to the customers.
By Type of Used Car (MPVs / Sedan, Economy / Hatchbacks and SUVs): Hatchbacks have the highest market share followed by SUV’s and Sedans in the year 2018. This is due to low priced hatchbacks which have created a positive impact on the sales of used cars in the country. Owing to this fact, the Hatchbacks will continue to dominate the market in the future.
By Kilometers Driven (Less than 5,000 km; 5,000-20,000 km; 20,000-50,000 km; 50,000-80,000 km; 80,000-120,000 km and Above 120,000 km): Pre-owned cars falling in the range of 20,000-80,000 km driven dominated UK used cars market in terms of sales volume in the year 2018. Further, used cars falling in the range of 80,000-120,000 km and above have grabbed the second highest market share and others.
By Year of Manufacture (< 2000, 2000-2002, 2003-2005, 2006-2008, 2009-2012 and 2013-2018): The used cars manufactured in the years from 2013 to 2018 have recorded the highest market share in the UK used cars space in 2018. This segment recorded highest sales owing to the fact that potential buyers had a large variety of used car models to choose from. This was followed by the cars manufactured between 2009 to 2012.
By Car Make (Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen, Vauxhall, BMW, Honda, Kia, Lexus, Renault and Others): The most preferred used car brands in UK were observed to be Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen and other brands, owing to the fact that the market share of the new car sales of the these brands are high due to which customers have established a trust factor with these brands. Moreover, these brands have a huge networking across the country to make sure that they are at a reachable distance from the customers.
Comparative Landscape of UK Used Car Market
The UK used car market was observed to be highly fragmented along with the presence of multiple outlets of the dealerships in the used car space. Auto Trader, Inchcape and Bristol Street Motors are the few major companies in the online and offline used car market. These companies were followed by the major players such as Pendragon PLC, Lookers Group, Sytner Group and many others. These market players compete on the basis of number of networks, marketing initiatives, certification, margins, price, after sales, lead generation, warranty types, brand partnerships and number of dealers associated with the dealer group.
UK Used Car Market Future Outlook and Projections
In future, it is anticipated that UK used car market in terms of GTV and sales volume will increase at a positive CAGR during the forecast period 2019–2023 due to increased number of dealerships and more number of lead generations through the online portals. In addition, the availability of the financing and insurance options makes it convenient and easy for the customers and also provide a pleasant experience to the buyers of the used car. The implementation of the government policies such as London Ultra Low Emission Zone, Alternate Fuel Vehicle (AFV), and others may have a slight negative impact on the used car market. However, the boost in the consumer spending will maintain the growing trend of the used cars in UK.