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Europe Used Car Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030

  • Automotive
  • Upcoming Report
  • Nov 2022
  • Europe
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 220
  • No of Figures: 60
  • Automotive
  • Upcoming Report
  • Nov 2022
  • Europe
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 220
  • No of Figures: 60

Europe Used Car Market, By Vendor Type (Organized, Unorganized), Propulsion (Petrol, Diesel, CNG, LPG, Electric and Others), Engine Capacity (Full Size (Above 2500 CC), Mid-size (Between 1500-2499 CC), Small (Below 1499 CC)) Dealership (Franchised, Independent), Sales Channel (Online, Offline), Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV, HCV & Electric Vehicle) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.

Europe Used Car Market

 Europe Used Car Market Analysis and Size

The growing disposable income of the working people increasing the market growth because this enables individuals to buy vehicles within a limited budget. As per Statistics Canada, disposable incomes in low-class households were augmented by 3% and 3.3% in the initial phase of 2021, respectively. In contrast, incomes in high-class households were reduced by 6.4% and then augmented by 3.9% over the same timeframe. The market growth for used cars witnessed substantial growth in the last few years because of expense competitiveness among new market players along with the inability of major share of customers to buy a new car.

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the used car market was valued at USD 221,079.31 million in 2022 and is expected to reach the value of USD 371,418.43 million by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.70% during the forecast period. In addition to the market insights such as market value, growth rate, market segments, geographical coverage, market players, and market scenario, The market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and pestle analysis.

Europe Used Car Market Scope and Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year

2022

Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015 - 2020)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Vendor Type (Organized, Unorganized), Propulsion (Petrol, Diesel, CNG, LPG, Electric and Others),  Engine Capacity (Full Size (Above 2500 CC), Mid-size (Between 1500-2499 CC), Small (Below 1499 CC)) Dealership (Franchised, Independent), Sales Channel (Online, Offline), Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV, HCV & Electric Vehicle)

Countries Covered

Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe

Market Players Covered

Group1 Automotive, Inc. (U.S.), AutoNation (U.S.), HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN LLC (U.S.), PENDRAGON (U.K.), CarMax Business Services, LLC (U.S.), Manheim (U.S.), THE HERTZ CORPORATION (U.S.), Cox Automotive (U.S.), Sun Toyota (U.S.), eBay Inc. (U.S.), TrueCar, Inc. (U.S.), VROOM (U.S.), Asbury Automotive Group (U.S.), MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LIMITED (India), Mahindra First Choice (India), Scout24 SE (Germany), LITHIA MOTORS, INC. (U.S.), Hendrick Automotive Group (U.S.)

Market Opportunities

  • Increasing presence of several car manufacturers and used vehicle dealers
  • Growth of Online Technologies and E-commerce

Market Definition

A car that has one or more retail owners in the past is referred to as a used car, pre-owned car, or second hand car. Vehicle franchise and independent dealers, car rental agencies, and buy here pay here lots Used cars can be purchased from a variety of sources, including dealerships, leasing offices, auctions, and private party sales. Some auto dealers provide "no-haggle prices," "certified" pre-owned vehicles, and extended service agreements or warranties.

Used Car Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • High cost of new car and affordability concern

The car sector has been observing augmented demand for advanced vehicle features such as power steering, climate control, and anti-lock brake systems. Now the cost of new cars more as a result of this. Furthermore, the affordability issues in the new market are indicated by the price increase in 2019, which was driven by mainstream passenger car segments. As a result, used car sales have surged in comparison to new car sales in the automotive industry. This is anticipated to increase demand for old cars.

  • Increasing demand for versatile hatchback cars

The Europe used hatchbacks cars which is expected to expand at a growth rate of above 3.5% till 2028 driven by growing demand for hatchbacks that provide flexibility while driving in small spaces. The development of the used car market is aided by the significant presence of top automakers such as Audi AG, BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen because these manufacturers offer a large selection of hatchback car models. Players in the market offer hatchback car with a high roofline and a compact design.

Opportunities

  • Increasing presence of several car manufacturers and used vehicle dealers

As a result of simple accessibility of finance for used car purchases, the Europe used cars market income exceeded USD 500 billion in 2021 and will continue to rise steadily. The manufacturing industry is the largest private investor in R&D in Europe, Europe is the world's leading manufacturer of automobiles. To increase regional automotive sector competitiveness and retain its technological hegemony globally, the European Commission promotes for global technology standardisation and R&D funding. Used vehicle dealerships in the area offer a range of tech-enabled options for tracking automotive performance, including smartphone applications and virtual internet outlets.

  • Growth of online technologies and e-commerce

Technological developments in the telecom sector, improved internet connectivity, and growing urbanization are some major factors due to which people can now access information much more effectively. These features help used-car owners quickly advertise their vehicles and share information about them. With the help of this online platform, more people can now sell and buy cars.

Restraints

  • Issues associated with the expansion of used car market

Expansion of used car market will be hampered by the absence of stringent laws and regulations governing the purchasing of used cars. High used-car depreciation rates will make it harder for the market to grow. The coronavirus outbreak has negatively impacted the global demand for used vehicles by reducing demand for public transportation.

This used car market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the used car market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Covid-19 Impact on Used Car market

The COVID-19 pandemic, which compelled governments to enact stringent containment measures, regional lockdowns, social seclusion, and quarantine periods, negatively impacted market demand in 2020. As a result of lockdown relaxations and a shift in customer preference for personal mobility. This inspired business owners to use internet platforms for used cars market with flexible financing alternatives. As a result of the rising consumer desire for used cars in price-sensitive areas, the industry is anticipated to have considerable growth in the near future.

Recent Development

  • In December 2019, HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN LLC entered into a contract to acquire the company from AutoScout24. With this acquisition, the company aims to provide value-added marketing solutions because it continues to digitalize its business models in the automobile industry.
  • In December 2019, Group1 Automotive, Inc. announced its acquisition with two Lexus dealerships to grow its business presence in the New Mexico market. This aided the company in making a footprint in the fast-growing New Mexico market.

Europe Used Car Market Scope

The used car market is segmented based on vendor type, propulsion, engine capacity, dealership, sales channel and vehicle type. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Vendor Type

  • Organized
  • Unorganized

Propulsion

  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • CNG
  • LPG
  • Electric
  • Others

  Engine Capacity

  • Full Size (Above 2500 CC)
  • Mid-size (Between 1500-2499 CC)
  • Small (Below 1499 CC)

Dealership

  • Franchised
  • Independent

Sales Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

Vehicle Type

 Used Car Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The used car market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, vendor type, propulsion, engine capacity, dealership, sales channel and vehicle type as referenced above.

The countries covered in the used car market report are report  Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe.

Germany dominates the Europe used car market in terms of revenue growth. This is mainly due to the availability of abundant raw materials and cheap labour. Moreover, increasing internet usage, warranties offered on pre-owned vehicles, online tools for buying or researching used automobiles, and various purchase alternatives are some of the another major factors which will likely to boost the market growth.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of Global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Used car Market Share Analysis

The used car market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to used car market.

Some of the major players operating in the used car market are:

  • Group1 Automotive, Inc. (U.S.)
  • AutoNation (U.S.)
  • HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN LLC (U.S.)
  • PENDRAGON (U.K.)
  • CarMax Business Services, LLC (U.S.)
  • Manheim (U.S.)
  • THE HERTZ CORPORATION (U.S.)
  • Cox Automotive (U.S.)
  • Sun Toyota (U.S.)
  • eBay Inc. (U.S.)
  • TrueCar, Inc. (U.S.)
  • VROOM (U.S.)
  • Asbury Automotive Group (U.S.)
  • MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LIMITED (India)
  • Mahindra First Choice (India)
  • Scout24 SE (Germany)
  • LITHIA MOTORS, INC. (U.S.)
  • Hendrick Automotive Group (U.S.) 


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Frequently Asked Questions

The market value for used car market in 2022 is USD 221,079.31 million.
The market is expected to grow at a rate of the market is 6.70% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030.
The segments covered in the market are Vendor Type, Engine Capacity, Sales Channel, and Vehicle Type.
Germany dominates Europe used car market in terms of revenue growth.