1 In 2 Customers Intend To Shun Public Transport And Buy A New Car In The Next 12 Months!
Some 87 per cent of consumers around the world are shunning public and shared modes of transport and would prefer to have their own vehicle, while almost half of customers intend to buy a new car in the next 12 months.
Car Dealer Magazine has today reported the findings from Capgemini the international outsource, technology and consultancy company’s research into consumers’ car purchasing behaviours during the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was comprehensive and covered 11,00 consumers across 11 countries representing 62% of the global annual passenger sales in 2019.
Of the people surveyed, 87 per cent of people stated their safety and physical well-being, alongside that of their families, is best served through a personal vehicle. Some 81 per cent said they will avoid using car-pool services owing to health and safety concerns, compared with just 42 per cent in April 2020 and 78 per cent of consumers will opt for using their personal vehicles over taking public transport.
These findings are backed up by the current demand for used cars.