Tag Archives: Car

Value picks: Used car financing is now outselling new car loans

With many more consumers opting to buy second-hand cars, given how prices of new cars have shot up, banks are now focusing more on used car financing. Indeed, at a time when the demand for new car loans has flagged, credit for used cars is growing at perky 15-18%, according to bankers. CarDekho.com puts the pace of growth at an ... Read More »

This Chinese Used Car Marketplace is Making all the Right Noises

One may have a second thought before purchasing a used car, but millennials in China are slowly changing this attitude towards owning one. A research firm recently published a report stating that the supply of used cars in China will increase as the market matures and the cost benefits will start to stand out more. And reaping full benefit is ... Read More »

New car launches in June 2019

The monsoon season is just around the corner and so are two new much-awaited launches and unveilings in India. Of these, the Toyota Glanza and the Jeep CompassTrailhawk will make its debut in the hot-selling hatchback and off-road SUV segment. Meanwhile, Kia and Renault will showcase the SP2i and the Triber, respectively. Read below to learn more about them – Toyota Glanza Toyota Glanza, the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki ... Read More »

Used Car Marketplace Spinny Raises $13.2 Mn In Series A Round

Gurugram-based used car marketplace Spinny has raised $13.2 Mn in Series A funding round led by Accel and SAIF Partners. Existing investors such as Blume Ventures and Simile Ventures had also participated in the round. Raghunandan G (cofounder and former CEO Taxi For Sure) and Haresh Chawla (partner at True North PE firm) also joined the round in their personal ... Read More »

Accel, SAIF, Alteria invest in used car retailer Spinny

New Delhi: Used car online retailing platform Spinny has raised $13.2 million led by marquee early stage investors Accel Partners and SAIF Partners in a Series A round, the company said on late Tuesday evening in a statement. Its existing investors- Blume Ventures and Similie Ventures also participated. Further, it has also raised ₹20 crore in venture debt from Alteria Capital, which provides loans ... Read More »

Why the second-hand car market is seeing a boom

Even as new car sales have slowed down in the recent past, the pre-owned car market has continued to grow over the past year and is larger than the new car market now. Consider this: In 2018-19, while new car sales were recorded at 3.6 million units, 4 million second-hand cars were bought and sold, according to a recent report ... Read More »

Used car market size can be ₹50, 000 crore by 2022: Mahindra First Choice

The size of India’s pre-owned or second-hand car market could be between 6.7 million units and 7.2 million units by 2022, with the value of the segment pegged at ₹50,000 crore, according to a sector outlook released by Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, the pre-used car business of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. According to the report, the share of organized retail ... Read More »

China electric car firm Faraday Future says obtains $225 mn in bridge financing

SHANGHAI: Chinese electric vehicledeveloper Faraday Future said on Tuesday that it had obtained up to $225 million in bridge financing from a U.S. merchant bank to allow it to complete the development of its flagship FF91 model. Faraday, which has ambitions to overtake Tesla Inc, said in November that it was exploring strategic options, including debt and equity financing, amid a legal fight with Evergrande ... Read More »

Iraq’s billion-dollar used car parts paradise

“It’s a money-making machine,” says garage owner Karhi Bakr, 59, about the import of secondhand car parts into the Kurdistan capital of Irbil. Containers full of parts from cars written off after accidents in the West continue to pour into the city, which has become a major hub for the trade. Some of the 200 or so Kurdish traders involved have ... Read More »

Lotus’s First All-New Car in a Decade Will Be an Electric Hypercar

Colin Chapman’s legacy is legendary, as is that of the marque he founded, Lotus. To call the two influential in the history of motorsports and sports cars is to grossly understate the matter. But, for the past couple decades (or three), small but spirited Lotus has struggled to move that legacy forward in a world of increasingly complex technologies. That’s ... Read More »