Tag Archives: Used-car

China’s used-car marketplace Uxin to raise $230M via convertible notes

Uxin,  a Chinese second-hand car dealer with Leonardo DiCaprio as its latest brand ambassador, is tipped to get a bag of new funding less than a year after it raised $225 million from its public offering on the Nasdaq. The company announced on Wednesday that it’s selling $230 million worth of convertible notes to 58.com  — China’s answer to Craigslist, Warburg Pincus, TPG and other investors. ... Read More »

Truebil bets big on used-car market growth, looks to grow 5x this year

Mumbaikars do not like black cars, but those, especially burly SUVs, sell like hot cakes in Delhi. Likewise, cars from South Mumbai find few takers, thanks to multiple stories about rust eating into the vehicles because of the area’s close proximity to the sea. These are few of the crucial analytical tools used by online marketplace Truebil.com, which sells used ... Read More »

Frontier Car Group raises another $58M for its used-car marketplace for emerging economies

  We’ve seen a large wave of used-car sales startups launch across developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, disrupting a marketplace that has largely been untouched for years. Now a startup focusing on the used car-sales opportunity specifically in developing economies is ramping up its activities. Frontier Car Group, a Berlin startup that has built a used-car marketplace targeted ... Read More »

Nissan enters used-car business with Nissan Intelligent Choice

CHENNAI, SEPTEMBER 28:   Japanese auto maker Nissan has launched its pre-owned car business under the brand Nissan Intelligent Choice (NIC) in India. NIC will offer certified pre-owned Nissan and Datsun cars and customers can also exchange any brand’s used car with a new Nissan and Datsun vehicle, according to a statement from the company. NIC Programme will be operational in ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki to revamp used-car business

Sixteen years after Maruti Suzuki India Ltd entered the used car market, it is sharpening its focus on the business that is expanding rapidly. As part of the exercise, the Japanese carmaker’s local arm, which sells second-hand cars under the True Value brand, will set up a network of 150 independent outlets across the country by March 2018, and increase ... Read More »

Buyers’ worries put brakes on used-car sales

The industry believes car sales are likely to fall for the rest year, indicating that the market will be in recession by the end of SeptemberSIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES The motor market is heading for recession after a 13.5 per cent slump in used car sales was revealed — the steepest fall on record. The industry has blamed a ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki to revamp used-car business

The new outlets, which will also be based on a franchise model, will be set up by Maruti’s dealers, who are likely to invest close to Rs60 lakh-Rs90 lakh in each, depending on the area and city. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Sixteen years after Maruti Suzuki India Ltd entered the used car market, it is sharpening its focus on the business that ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki to revamp used-car business

Sixteen years after Maruti Suzuki India Ltd entered the used car market, it is sharpening its focus on the business that is expanding rapidly. As part of the exercise, the Japanese carmaker’s local arm, which sells second-hand cars under the True Value brand, will set up a network of 150 independent outlets across the country by March 2018, and increase ... Read More »

‘Higher GST rates will turn buyers away from organised used-car market’

GST does not discriminate between new and used cars Players may not be able to increase prices for fear of losing customers CHENNAI, JULY 14:   High GST rates on used cars have hit margins of organised players in the business. GST does not discriminate between new and used cars as the rates are the same. So pre-owned car dealers in ... Read More »

Used-Car ‘Time Bomb’ Expected to Drag on U.S. Auto Sales

It’s going to be tough to beat last year’s record U.S. sales of 17.55 million cars and trucks, according to a new study released Wednesday by AlixPartners. The consultancy expects a total of more than 1 million vehicles to come off lease last year and this year, creating a “used-car time bomb” that drags on demand for new autos. For the ... Read More »