According to Droom’s Annual Automobile Industry Trend Report 2020, the best selling car in the pre-owned market is the Maruti Suzuki Dzire while the best selling motorcycle in the pre-0wned market is the Bajaj Pulsar. The report also says that the average selling price for pre-owned cars was Rs. 8,38,827 while for motorcycles it was Rs. 47,869 in 2020. The average ownership was 67 months for used cars and 77 months for used motorcycles. The reports also state that 65 percent cars were diesel, 34 percent cars were petrol and only 1 percent cars were petrol with CNG.
Cars with automatic transmission are also in demand with 63 percent of cars that were sold being automatic transmission and the rest being a manual gearbox version. The most preferred colour by the buyers was white, silver and grey. 49 percent of vehicles that were sold were white, 16 percent of vehicles were silver and 10 percent of vehicles were grey.
The report also says that 36 percent of vehicles were from Indian vehicles, 22 percent of vehicles were from Japanese, 18 percent belonged to German manufacturers and 12 percent vehicles were from South Korean manufacturers. Droom’s founder and CEO Sandeep Aggarwal said “At Droom we have been building a 21st-century digital platform and ecosystem for buying and selling automobiles. Given we are a pure-play online company and have petabytes of data on buyers, sellers, listings, brands, years and cities for the automobile, it is always a great pleasure to share top insights from this data with the automobile industry fraternity,”
Speaking of the best selling sedan, Maruti Suzuki Dzire has also been the best-selling compact-sedan in India. It is known for its reliability, low cost of maintenance and trust factor of Maruti Suzuki. The manufacturer also launched a facelift of the Dzire last year, which added a couple of features, a new petrol engine and a new front fascia. It now comes with a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that we have also seen on the Baleno. The new engine produces 90 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The engine is also more powerful than the previous one while the torque output staying the same. The engine is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The engine also comes with an idle start-stop function which helps in increasing the fuel efficiency of the car. Maruti Suzuki has priced the Dzire from Rs. 5.94 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 8.90 lakhs ex-showroom.
Whereas, Bajaj Pulsar is offered in various models. The range kicks off from the Pulsar 125 as the entry-level variant with the Pulsar RS200 being the flagship of the range. Currently, there are 8 Pulsars that are on sale. There is the Pulsar 125, Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180, Pulsar 180F, Pulsar NS160, Pulsar 220F, Pulsar NS200 and the Pulsar RS200. There is no doubt that the Pulsar is the best selling pre-owned motorcycle. It is one of the best selling motorcycles in India and is known for its reliability and performance. Currently, the cheapest Pulsar 125 will cost you Rs. 94, 125 ex-showroom whereas the top-end Pulsar RS200 will cost you Rs. 1.52 lakhs ex-showroom.