Dealers to rethink fuel mix logic
Fuel mix will become a more important remarketing issue in 2018 as a downturn in diesel take-up prompts changes to traditional stock methods for dealers.
So says trade body, the Vehicle Remarketing Association as it mooted a possible increase in values for petrol and hybrid versions of certain models.
Although chair Glenn Sturley said little change had been seen in 2017, the dealers that the association had spoken to are very sure that the sentiment of customers is changing and added that dealers were increasingly looking towards a mix of fuels across their stock to meet a range of customer preferences.
He explained: “What this is likely to mean is that the old, blunt logic of the used car market – petrol or diesel for superminis and smaller, diesel for everything bigger, plus the newer fuels for a handful of other sales – is starting to become undone.”