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Used Car Market

Used Car Market Size, Share and Segmentation by Fuel Type (Petrol, Diesel, Others), by Vehicle Type (Hatchback, Sedan, SUV), by Distribution Channels (Franchised dealer, independent dealer, Others), by Regions and Global Market Forecast 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/AUTO/1334 | May 2022 | Region: Global | 125 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

Used Car Market Size was valued at USD 1.68 trillion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2.93 trillion by 2030 and grow at a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

A used car is a secondhand or previously owned vehicle that has been reconditioned and resold. Identifying problems in an old car, fixing and restoring it to functional condition, and marketing it for sale are all steps in the process of selling an old vehicle. Used automobiles are sold through a variety of venues, including franchise and independent car dealers, rental car companies, auctions, and leasing offices. Hatchbacks, sedans, and sports utility vehicles are some of the most popular used cars. They are typically sold through disorganized or organized channels, such as walk-in used-car stores, independent automobile dealerships, and internet platforms. Dealing in used automobiles helps to reduce the vehicle's depreciation, gives a complete guarantee and warranty, and makes the vehicle more affordable and cost-effective for the customer.

Used Car Market Revenue Graph

Furthermore, the importance of internet sales has become a major industry growth component. Consumers have benefited greatly from one-click access provided by auto marketplace websites. A combination of these factors resulted in a large increase in demand for used cars. Automobile manufacturers and dealers have mostly focused on their new vehicle business, with used cars, which are frequently regarded as a byproduct, being overlooked.



  • High cost of new automobiles.

  • Concerns about accessibility.

  • The increased demand for off-lease vehicles.

  • Subscription services provided by franchises and vehicle dealers have been found to help the market flourish.


  • Used automobile sales that aren't well-organized.

  • The global market's expansion is hampered by a lack of regularization.

  • The used vehicle market is completely reliant on others which generates a great deal of unpredictability.


  • The introduction of e-commerce and internet technology.

  • In emerging countries, organized/semi-organized sales have been steadily increasing.

  • Electric vehicle sales are on the rise all around the world.

  • The growing demand for car-sharing services is likely to provide profitable opportunities for the used automobile sector.


  • The passenger automobile segment's price increase is a hint of affordability issues in the new market.

  • Used cars have a high cost of servicing and maintenance.

  • The threat of reliability of used cars.


Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, countries had to temporarily reduce demand for both old and new cars. Furthermore, the global economic crisis has had an effect on customers, resulting in a decrease in automobile sales. However, because of the risk of infection and the desire to preserve social distance, individuals all over the world have begun to avoid public transportation. Furthermore, the vast majority of people around the world want to purchase automobiles following the lockdown. Despite the fact that some automotive industries are struggling as a result of the pandemic, the used car market has seen a significant increase in sales in several nations due to social distancing, which is predicted to benefit the used car industry throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

KEY MARKET PLAYERS:; Cox Automotive; eBay Inc.; Scout24 AG; Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., AutoNation, Inc., Lithia Motors, Inc., Big boy Toyz Ltd, LLC, Cars24 services private limited, Group1 Automotive Inc., Hendrick automotive group, CarMax Business Services, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd., and TrueCar, Inc. are some of the affluent competitors with significant market share in the Used Car Market.


Market, By Fuel Type:

The global market is divided into petrol, diesel, and others based on the fuel type segment. In 2021, the petrol segment had the biggest volume share, accounting for nearly 40.0 percent. This is due to the government's prohibition on the acquisition of secondhand diesel automobiles, which has resulted in a decrease in the use of diesel vehicles. Over the forecast period, the others segment is expected to increase significantly.

Market, By Vehicle Type:

According to the vehicle type segment, the global market is divided into the hatchback, sedan, and SUV. They are typically sold through disorganized or organized channels, such as walk-in used-car stores, independent automobile dealerships, and internet platforms. In the projection period, the SUV subsegment is expected to rise due to the growing adoption of SUVs and the rising disposable income of the people.

Market, by Distribution Channels:

Based on the distribution channels segment, the global market has been divided into the franchised dealers, independent dealers & Others. In the global market, the independent dealer sub-segment is expected to have a dominant position. Independent dealers have a significant supply of used cars and a diverse selection of used cars in terms of age.


By Fuel Type:

  • Petrol

  • Diesel

  • Others

By Vehicle Type:

  • Hatchback

  • Sedan

  • SUV

By Distribution Channels:

  • Franchised dealer

  • Independent dealer

  • Others

Used Car Market Size Segment Chart


The Asia Pacific had the greatest share of about 35.0 percent in 2021, owing primarily to the rapid growth of demand for used vehicles in China. Over the forecast period, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest rate. This is due to an increase in used car sales in China, India, and other Asian countries. Because of the recent decline in growth, the North American region retained a significant market share in 2021 and is likely to rise steadily in the years ahead. Unorganized companies have historically dominated the secondhand car industry in nations like Mexico, India, China, and Brazil.

Unlike the unorganized companies in emerging markets, organized players offer free servicing and towing at their dealerships, as well as expanding their used vehicle industry. These services assist dealerships to attract clients and develop confidence between buyers and sellers. Furthermore, due to the necessity for pollution control systems and the implementation of severe emission standards, there is a growth in demand for electric vehicles.


  • North America

    • The USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • The UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Used Car Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 1.68  Trillion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 2.93  Trillion
CAGR CAGR of 7.2% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Fuel Type (Petrol, Diesel, Others)
• by Vehicle Type (Hatchback, Sedan, SUV)
• by Distribution Channels (Franchised dealer, independent dealer, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles; Cox Automotive; eBay Inc.; Scout24 AG; Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., AutoNation, Inc., Lithia Motors, Inc., Big boy Toyz Ltd, LLC, Cars24 services private limited, Group1 Automotive Inc., Hendrick automotive group, CarMax Business Services, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd., and TrueCar, Inc
Key Drivers •High cost of new automobiles.

•Concerns about accessibility.

•The increased demand for off-lease vehicles.
RESTRAINTS •Used automobile sales that aren't well-organized.

•The global market's expansion is hampered by a lack of regularization.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Global Used Car Market Segmentation, by Fuel Type

8.1 Petrol

8.2 Diesel

8.3 Others


9. Global Used Car Market Segmentation, by Vehicle type

9.1 Hatchback

9.2 Sedan

9.3 SUV


10. Global Used Car Market Segmentation, by Distribution Channels

10.1 Franchised Dealers

10.2 Independent Dealers

10.3 Others

11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 the USA

11.2.2  Canada

11.2.3  Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1  Germany

11.3.2  the UK

11.3.3  France

11.3.4  Italy

11.3.5  Spain

11.3.6  The Netherlands

11.3.7  Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1  Japan

11.4.2  South Korea

11.4.3  China

11.4.4  India

11.4.5  Australia

11.4.6  Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1  Israel

11.5.2  UAE

11.5.3  South Africa

11.5.4  Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1  Brazil

11.6.2  Argentina

11.6.3  Rest of Latin America


12. Company Profiles


12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 Cox Automotive

12.3 eBay Inc.

12.4 Scout24 AG

12.5 Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.

12.6 AutoNation, Inc.

12.7 Lithia Motors, Inc.

12.8 Big boy Toyz Ltd

12.9 LLC

12.10 Cars24 services private limited

12.11 Group1 Automotive Inc.

12.12 Hendrick automotive group

12.13 CarMax Business Services

12.14 Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd.

12.15 TrueCar, Inc


13. Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmarking

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments


14. Conclusion

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