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Used automotive costs accelerating at quickest price in eight months

Used automotive costs accelerating at quickest price in eight months


Common used automotive costs elevated by 3.2% in June to £17,756, rising on the quickest price in eight months, in line with the newest knowledge from Auto Dealer.

The Auto Dealer Retail Worth Index exhibits that during the last 39 months of used automotive worth development, common used automotive costs have elevated by £3,900.

Though retail costs in June softened barely on a month-on-month (MoM) foundation, reducing -0.3% on Might, that is close to to seasonal norms, with costs falling as a lot as -0.9% over the identical interval in 2019.

The power and stability in second-hand retail values is constant to be pushed by the imbalance in market dynamics.

Certainly, used automotive provide, which has been affected for the reason that begin of the pandemic and the next shortfall in new automotive manufacturing, was down -4.1% YoY in June, whereas shopper demand was up 2.3%.

In addition to serving to to gasoline worth development, this imbalance is supporting a worthwhile used automotive market, with Auto Dealer’s Market Well being metric recording a 6.7% YoY enhance final month.

Richard Walker, Auto Dealer’s director of knowledge and perception, mentioned: “The used automotive market has loved a robust first half of the 12 months, with the rise in retail values doing little to dampen shopper demand, which has been mirrored within the very sturdy ranges of engagement we’ve seen on our market over latest months.

“Though the present well being of the financial system does add a level of uncertainty for the months forward, based mostly on what we’re presently monitoring throughout the market, our outlook for the remainder of 2023 stays an optimistic one.”

Prime 10 used automotive worth development (all gasoline varieties) | June 2023 vs June 2022 like-for-like

Ranks Make Mannequin June 23 Common Asking Worth Worth Change (YoY) Worth Change (MoM)
1 Fiat Panda 6,609.00 17.00% 0.00%
2 Peugeot Associate Tepee 10,081.00 15.90% 0.40%
3 Volvo XC70 11,372.00 15.80% 2.40%
4 Renault Twingo 5,210.00 14.70% -2.00%
5 Suzuki Jimny 11,008.00 14.60% -0.70%
6 Volkswagen up! 9,136.00 13.80% -0.70%
7 Hyundai i10 8,444.00 13.60% -0.50%
8 Renault Scenic 5,843.00 12.40% 1.70%
9 Hyundai i30 10,399.00 12.20% 0.70%
10 Citroen Berlingo 12,732.00 11.80% 0.20%

Prime 10 used automotive worth contraction (all gasoline varieties) | June 2023 vs June 2022 like-for-like

Rank Make Mannequin June 23 Common Asking Worth Worth Change (YoY) Worth Change (MoM)
10 Volvo XC40 £32,123 -9.20% -1.60%
9 Land Rover Defender 90 £64,607 -9.80% -1.20%
8 DS AUTOMOBILES DS 3 CROSSBACK £18,511 -9.90% -1.70%
7 BMW 8 Sequence £47,610 -11.80% -0.40%
6 Porsche Taycan £95,226 -17.80% -0.60%
5 BMW i3 £17,974 -22.90% -4.00%
4 Nissan Leaf £15,236 -23.00% -3.90%
3 Jaguar I-PACE £39,056 -23.00% -2.80%
2 Tesla Mannequin S £34,853 -24.70% -2.40%
1 Renault Zoe £14,854 -25.00% -2.30%

Worth parity edges nearer as EV values proceed contraction

Jaguar I-Pace EV

Trying on the pricing knowledge at a extra granular degree, June marked one other month of contraction for electrical autos (EVs), with the typical retail worth (£31,430) falling -19.1% YoY.

It’s the sixth consecutive month of YoY decline, with common EV costs falling circa £5,000 since January (£36,179) and almost £9,500 since their peak in July 2022 (£40,728).

The worth contraction represents what continues to be a maturing market coming into a brand new part; finance and leasing phrases of brand-new electrical automobiles purchased three-four years in the past have ended, which has, as anticipated, resulted in a really sturdy enhance in provide over latest months.

Whereas shopper demand for second-hand EVs has been sturdy, up 6% YoY in June, it’s been unable to maintain tempo with the sharp enhance in availability – provide development was up 174% YoY final month.

It’s this imbalance that’s prompted costs to contract just lately, versus any loss in shopper urge for food.

The provision development ranges are softening nonetheless – June was the bottom degree in 9 months and down considerably on the 303% enhance recorded in January.

As such regardless of June marking the very best price of YoY worth contraction recorded by the Index, there are sturdy indicators of used EV values starting to stabilise, with June additionally seeing the bottom degree of MoM worth contraction (-0.9%) since August final 12 months. 

The drop in common EV costs is quickly closing the upfront worth hole between many electrical fashions and their ICE counterparts, and in some instances, has already made them cheaper.

For instance, a three-year-old electrical Jaguar I-Tempo was £600 cheaper than a historically fuelled F-Tempo in April, however in June the hole grew to almost £2,000.

Following the worth realignments made by Tesla, the typical worth of a used three-year-old Mannequin 3 (£30,700) is now solely £3,200 costlier than a BMW 3 Sequence of the identical age – down from £3,600 in April, and a whopping £22,000 in August.

The consequence has been a constructive one, with used Tesla automobiles promoting sooner than some other out there, taking a mean of simply 19 days.

Extra broadly, EVs are taking longer to promote than some other fuel-type. Nevertheless, the typical variety of days it takes for them to go away forecourts is falling steadily as they change into ever extra reasonably priced, dropping from 42 days in Might, to 38 days in June.

Each petrol and diesel automobiles remained flat over the identical interval at 27 days.

Walker added: “Though EV values are nonetheless contracting, it’s necessary to place it into the fitting context.

“The electrical market continues to be an immature one, and what we’re seeing is a pure and anticipated correction within the wake of a large inflow of inventory over latest months.

“It might be a while earlier than the market reaches an entire equilibrium, however we’re seeing clear indicators of costs stabilising and a few very enticing financial savings for automotive patrons.

“It implies that for retailers who’re capable of observe the information, and supply the fitting electrical inventory for his or her forecourt, there’s some very sturdy revenue potential on the market.”



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