UAE's Dubizzle users seek 'affordable' cars

Cheaper brands such as Nissan were most listed cars on online marketplace
By Sarah Townsend
Tue 29 Aug 2017 10:10 AM

Mitsubishi and Nissan were the top most listed and viewed cars on UAE online marketplace Dubizzle in the first half of the year, it said.

Dubizzle reported that 114,000 car adverts were posted on the motors section of its website between January and July 2017.

The most popular cars were 4x4s from more affordable brands, Dubizzle Motors said, with the Mitsubishi Pajero cited as the most listed car on the platform with around 2,800 listings.

The Nissan Patrol was the second most listed car, with 2,561 listings, followed by the Toyota Corolla with 2,429 listings. However, adverts for the Nissan Patrol received more than 169,000 replies, making it the most sought-after second-hand car.

Meanwhile, the Patrol was also the most “viewed” car by Dubizzle users with 5.4 million views, Dubizzle Motors said, followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser with 4.9 million and the Toyota Camry with 4.6 million.

Adverts for the Nissan Patrol received over 169,000 replies, making it the most sought-after second-hand car by dubizzle Motors users in the first six months of the year.

The Toyota Corolla received 163,000 replies, followed Mitsubishi Pajero receiving more than 114,000 replies - demonstrating that there is a demand for SUVs in the market, dubizzle said.

Dubizzle Motors said it had received an average of 5.5 million visits per month over the period.

Jean-Pierre Mondalek, general manager for motors at Dubizzle, said: “The high number of searches and replies for cars that are considered as affordable and durable in the UAE, highlights that dubizzle Motors users are searching for a typically reliable car.”

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