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European New Car Online Marketplaces, 2022

  • Report

  • 31 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Europe
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5680402

A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action - Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines

New and used vehicles can be purchased in a variety of ways in Europe, whether through franchised car dealerships, OEM online channels, or third-party online marketplaces. Automakers are exploring ways to reach out directly to customers to reduce retail operating costs while new car dealers want more effective ways to market and sell their inventory in the competitive retail arena.

Automotive eCommerce had to transform during the COVID-19 pandemic because many companies selling cars did not offer fully digital services and automakers had to temporarily close physical dealerships to the public. Although marketplaces were already offering new car sales online, the pandemic accelerated the trend at the back of a confluence of factors including customer demand for more buying choices and intrabrand competition among dealerships.

Online new car marketplaces still have potential for evolution with the development of more value-added, customer-oriented digital services. Marketplace providers will have to focus on digitalizing their web portals for all aspects of the customer journey, including vehicle tour, configuration, financing, trade-in, warranty, digital signature, and the ability to facilitate transactions digitally. As millennials and Generation Z become the largest car-buying groups, they will expect a seamless and digital purchase journey.

This report reveals the market positioning of companies in an industry using their Growth and Innovation scores as highlighted in the methodology. The document presents competitive profiles on each of the companies in the report based on their strengths, opportunities, and a small discussion on their positioning. The publisher analyzes hundreds of companies in an industry and benchmarks them across 10 criteria, where the leading companies in the industry are then positioned.

Table of Contents

1 Strategic Imperative and Growth Environment
  • Strategic Imperative
  • Growth Environment
2 Frost Radar™
  • Frost Radar™: European New Car Online Marketplace
  • Frost Radar™: Competitive Environment
3 Companies to Action
  • AutoScout24
  • AutoTrader
  • Carnovo
  • Carwow
  • Carzone
  • FairSquare
  • Gocar
  • Heycar
4 Strategic Insights
  • Strategic Insights
5 Next Steps: Leveraging the Frost Radar™ to Empower Key Stakeholders
  • Significance of Being on the Frost Radar™
  • Frost Radar™ Empowers the CEO’s Growth Team
  • Frost Radar™ Empowers Investors
  • Frost Radar™ Empowers Customers
  • Frost Radar™ Empowers the Board of Directors
  • Frost Radar™ Analytics
  • Frost Radar™: Benchmarking Future Growth Potential
  • Frost Radar™: Benchmarking Future Growth Potential
  • Legal Disclaimer

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • AutoScout24
  • AutoTrader
  • Carnovo
  • Carwow
  • Carzone
  • FairSquare
  • Gocar
  • Heycar