Used car price growth cooling amidst cost of living squeeze

KPMG respond to SMMT Q2 2022 used car data

KPMG respond to SMMT Q2 2022 used car data

Responding to SMMT Q2 2022 used car data:

Chris Knight, UK Automotive Partner, KPMG, said:

“With the rate of new cars entering the market significantly down on previous periods as manufacturers grapple to solve supply issues, consumers are holding onto their vehicles for longer resulting in fewer used car transactions.  Prices remain significantly higher than pre-pandemic as consumers are willing to pay a premium to avoid having to wait. There is however evidence that price growth is cooling amidst a cost of living squeeze, and a rise in the cost of driving. 

“Consumer demand for used cars may well drop in the coming months, but the supply landscape is such that it’s unlikely that we see major price corrections in the near term”


Media contact:


Steven Reilly-Hii, Media Relations Manager, KPMG LLP, E: , T: 07510 376635.

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