AUTO24.africa, an innovative pre-owned car marketplace, has recently expanded its horizon to South Africa, promising a fresh breath of reliability and convenience in the used-car sector. This venture is part of Auto24’s broader expansion plan into four African markets, strengthening its footing in the continent’s automotive industry.
Axel Peyrière, the CEO of Auto24, emphasizes a customer-centric approach as the core of their business ethos. He stated, “Being customer-centric is our obsession. Our aim extends beyond being the market’s best; we are committed to providing unmatched services for every individual looking to buy or sell used cars. This growth underscores our unwavering commitment.
Auto24’s expansion comes with the substantial backing of Stellantis, a global automaker with a vested interest in the platform, through AUTO24.africa Stellantis aims to further penetrate South Africa’s burgeoning online automotive market, which is part of a broader investment initiative in South Africa. This partnership underscores a strategic alignment between Auto24 and Stellantis, potentially propelling Auto24 to become a leading multi-brand retailer for used cars within the continent.
Moreover, Auto24 is a part of Africar Group, a trailblazer in online automotive classifieds within Sub-Saharan Africa. The strategic support from Stellantis and the pioneering efforts of Africar Group are integral to Auto24’s ambitious vision, promising a robust growth trajectory in the South African automotive market.
With a suite of customer-centric services, Auto24’s South African portal [auto24.co.za] sets a new standard in the used car marketplace. The platform offers a five-day refund policy, a six-month warranty, one-year maintenance, and insurance plans for every vehicle.
Additionally, easy financing options are available, addressing a significant barrier to car ownership. These offerings are designed to revolutionize the buying and selling experience, ensuring peace of mind for every transaction.
Like many sub-Saharan African countries, South Africa faces a slew of challenges within its used car market, notably the lack of trust and transparency. Auto24, through its digital platform, endeavors to mitigate these issues, offering a more structured, transparent, and trustworthy marketplace for buyers and sellers. This initiative will likely contribute to a more formalized and less fragmented South African automotive market.
Auto24’s entry into the South African market marks a significant milestone for the company and the broader automotive sector within the region. With the backing of Stellantis and a clear focus on addressing the prevailing market challenges, Auto24 is well-positioned to make a lasting impact in South Africa’s automotive landscape.