Organized by Avito Group, bringing together the leading marketplaces Avito.ma and Moteur.ma, “Avito Expo” opened its doors this morning June 9 at the “Toro” space on the Casablanca corniche and will continue until the 18th of the month.
Growing day by day, the used car market is also becoming more professional. After the showrooms in good and due form, it is now time for shows dedicated to this activity which has gained in attractiveness, especially after the shortage of stocks of new vehicles following the Covid 19 crisis.
In this context, a second used car show, “Avito Expo”, opened its doors this morning June 9 at the “Toro” space on the Casablanca corniche and will continue until the 18th of the month. Organized by Avito Group, bringing together the leading marketplaces Avito.ma and Moteur.ma, this event comes just a few days after the second edition of the “Auto Occasion” show, which took place from May 23 to 28, also in Casablanca.
On an area of 8,000 m2 of exhibition, “Avito Expo” welcomes 18 exhibitors among the leaders of used cars on the Moroccan market including Global Occaz ( Hyundai ), Renew ( Renault/Dacia ), Stellantis ( Fiat, Jeep , Alfa Romeo , etc., Otoclic , etc. Financing and insurance professionals (Eqdom, Sofac, Bank Assafa, etc.) are also involved.
“Avito Expo aims to be a meeting point between customers and all players in the second-hand sales chain, namely second-hand car professionals, financing and insurance organizations, as well as players in the energy sector,” said Zakaria Ghassouli , CEO of Avito Group.
Used car market professionals want to block the way to the informal market
Many are expected (around 50,000 visitors according to the organization’s forecasts), customers can choose between around 150 cars exhibited on site and 450 units dedicated to this event by exhibitors. And there really are some from all categories, all segments and all budgets. “Customers have more choice since we also allow them to benefit from all our stocks on site through our digital platform”, underlines Mohamed Idrissi, commercial director of Otoclic, who explains that professionals are making more and more efforts to structure the used car market. “We want to offer our customers the same attention we give to new vehicle buyers, from the start of the buying process to the end. Whether during this show or throughout the year in our showrooms or those of other professionals, our customers are entitled to a welcome and treatment worthy of the name, as well as support (financing and insurance ) and after quality sales”, insists Mohamed Idrissi. All this for a price difference of only 2 to 3% compared to the informal market . “A price difference that is worth it given the advantages provided by the professionals, in particular the security of the transaction, the professional expertise as well as the guarantee”, he explains.
The better organization of used vehicle professionals and the better security of transactions have encouraged financing and insurance professionals to pay more attention to this growing market, explained Jamal Rachidi, Marketing and Commercial Director of Bank Assafa. “It’s a market whose annual sales are three times greater than those of new vehicles. Its continuous organization pushes financing professionals to be more reactive,” says Jamal Rachidi.
According to the organization, “AvitoExpo” responds to a growing demand for used cars. According to a recent study conducted by the Avito.ma platform, nearly half (47%) of respondents said they wanted to change their car during the first quarter of this year, choosing a used car.
“We have received many requests from individuals wishing to sell their cars. Our teams have carried out around a hundred appraisals to offer a stock of private cars for sale, in particular to professionals who wish to strengthen their fleet of vehicles. The show promises to do good business,” said Zakaria Ghassouli. – lematin.ma
Note that this article is translated from original source: https://lematin.ma/express/2023/avito-expo-salon-voitures-doccasions-ouvre-portes/390905.html