UK Used Cars Market is driven by Escalating Finance Providers and Increased Lead Generation through Online Car Portals: Ken Research

Posted October 14, 2019 by kenresearch12

The report covers Used Car Market in UK, Gross Transaction Value of Used Cars in UK, UK Used Car Market Major Players.

Augmented penetration of the dealers in the online space and the availability of the finance and insurance options over the online portals have driven the growth of used car market in UK.
Key Findings
New cars segment grew at a five year CAGR of 2.0% during the review period 2013 to 2018. Therefore, there has been a steady increase in the number of cars in the UK over the past years driven by increase in the population and more so by the number of households as well increased economic prosperity.
There is a boost in the average used car price during the review period 2013 to 2018, holding a CAGR of around 17.0% in the UK used car space. This contributes towards growth in the Gross Transaction Value (GTV) in the UK used car market.
The total number of car park (vehicles-in-use) grew across the country with a CAGR of approximately 2.0% during 2013 to 2018. This is due to increase in both new and used car sales. In addition, the used to new car ratio has increased from 3.3 in 2013 to 3.4 in the year 2018 owing to the fact that people prefer buying premium range used cars at cheaper rates as compared to brand new cars at expensive rates.
Increased traffic on online car portals is one of the major growing trends within UK which led to surge in the used car lead generation. This along with the increasing average used car price has a combined effect on UK used car market GTV i.e. Gross Transaction Value
Competitive landscape within the market has evolved with increasing number of used car listings on the online car portals. Major players in the online used car space include Auto Trader, Carsnip, Bristol Street Motors,, Inchcape and others. Major players in the offline used car space include Pendragon PLC Group, Sytner Group, Lookers Group, Marshall Motors, Vertu Motors, and many others. High consumer spending coupled with large population density has made it favorable for many used car dealers to set up showrooms in the region where the footsteps of the used car dealerships are comparatively less.
With the emergence of multi-brand showrooms and OEM-certified, there will be a wide variety of used car brands and models to choose from the convenience of the customers’ preferences. It was observed that the multi-brand dealers dominate as compared to the OEM-Certified dealers in terms of sales volume in the UK used car market, recording a CAGR of approximately 8% during the review period 2018 to 2023.
Analysts at Ken Research in their latest publication “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; By Year of Manufacture; and By Car Make)” believed that the used car industry in UK will augment owing to the rising penetration in the online used car portal, increase in organized dealership chains and stringent inspection process. This rise is expected to boost the demand for used cars in the country owing to the increased availability of financing options across the nation. The market is expected to register positive double digit CAGR of 14% in terms of Gross Transaction Value and around 2.5% in terms of used cars during the forecast period 2018-2023.
Key Segments Covered
Market Structure
Organized Sector
By Sales Channel (Multi-Brand Dealers and OEM-certified Dealers)
By Lead Generation (Dealerships Walk-ins and Online Car Portals)
Unorganized Sector
By Sales Channel (C2C and Local Dealerships)
By Lead Generation (Dealerships Walk-ins and Online Car Portals)
Type of Used Cars
MPVs / Sedans
Economy / Hatchbacks
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
Above 120,000 km
Year of Manufacture
< 2000,
Key Target Audience
Offline Dealers
Online Portal
Organized Multi Brands Dealers
OEM Certified Dealerships
Online Portal
Private Equity and Venture Capitalist
Industry Associations
OEM Manufacturers
Automotive Manufacturers
Car Auction Companies
Time Period Captured in the Report:
Historical Period - 2013-2018
Forecast Period - 2018-2023
Online Companies Covered:
Auto Trader Group PLC
Desperate Sellers
Exchange and Mart
Inchcape PLC
Bristol Street Motors
Offline Companies Covered:
Mazda Approved Used Cars
Pendragon PLC Group
Toyota plus Approved Used Cars
Sytner Group
Lookers Group
Marshall Motors
Vertu Motors
Key Topics Covered in the Report
Introduction to the UK Used Car Market
UK Used Car Market Size, 2013-2018
UK Used Car Market Segmentation, 2018
Trends and Developments in UK Used Car Market
Issues and Challenges in UK Used Car Market
Decision Making Process in UK Used Car Market
Customer Pain Points in UK Used Car Market
UK Used Car Auction Market
Online Comparative Landscape in UK Used Car Market
Offline Comparative Landscape in UK Used Car Market
Government Regulations in UK Used Car Market
Business Model in Online Used Car /Market
Working Model in the UK Used Car Market
OLX Used Car Success Story
UK Used Car Market Future Outlook and Projections, 2018-2023
Analyst Recommendation for UK Used Car Market
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UK Used Car Market
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Last Updated October 14, 2019