New developments continue to come for the automobile market. After the increase in automobile prices, a new era begins in the second-hand automobile industry. This vehicle sales model, which will be launched under the leadership of Renault, will include the refurbishment of second-hand cars in factories and putting them up for sale.
Renault Group Turkey Chief Executive (CEO), Hakan Doğu, stated that they are investigating the issue of selling refurbished vehicles (ex-factory second hand) in Turkey and said, “We are currently working on this. We renew the vehicles with the system we call ‘Refactory’ in France and resell them again with factory warranty. It means we are in the final stages, I hope we will launch it in Turkey.” said.
Doğu told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the Turkish automotive industry is one of the leading automotive industries in the world, at the Automechanika Istanbul fair held in Istanbul.
Doğu said, “Our industry, especially in the aftermarket, is extremely strong. As the Renault Group, we work with many suppliers in Turkey. We have already purchased parts worth billions of euros from Turkey with our 52 years of existence in Turkey.” said.
Pointing out that the companies engaged in manufacturing in the spare parts sector in Turkey are extremely strong, Doğu said, “Their only rivals are the Chinese, Asians… When I look at them, I am really proud. As a person who was born in this sector and gave his whole career to this sector, small companies are no longer It makes me very proud and happy to see that it has made great exports and has players around the world.” he said.
“TURKEY HAS THE CAPACITY TO ADAPT TO ALL KINDS OF TRANSFORMATION”
Hakan Doğu said that the Turkish automotive industry has the capacity to keep up with the electric vehicle transformation.
Emphasizing that Turkey has a very high capacity to keep up with all kinds of transformation, especially technological transformation, Doğu continued as follows:
“Just 6-7 years ago, Turkey was nowhere in renewable energy. Today, it is the 7th country that produces the most renewable energy in Europe. Likewise, we adapt much more quickly than developed markets, since 50 percent of our population is under the age of 30. “And our country is big. Since our country is big, if you own a vehicle, you spend a lot of fuel when you go from one place to another. It is known what the fuel prices have become. It is also known that there will be a very rapid transformation in the electric vehicle, especially with the increase in fuel prices.”
“WE ARE WORKING EFFECTIVELY TO PROVIDE MARKET ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES”
Stating that it is important to offer vehicles accessible to the market, Doğu said, “In this context, we, as the Renault Group, are working very effectively. I hope that when we announce our new strategy in the coming days, we, as the Renault Group, will establish the automotive group in Turkey in the transition to hybridization and then electrification in Turkey. As one of the companies, we will work together with all stakeholders and do our duty.” said.
“WE ARE THINKING IS IT THE RIGHT TIME FOR A RENOVATED VEHICLE”
Doğu, the CEO of Renault Group Turkey, also made evaluations about renewing the vehicles that have reached a certain age as a manufacturer and putting them up for sale.
Stating that they are investigating the issue of selling refurbished vehicles, Doğu said, “We are currently working on this. With the system we call ‘Refactory’ in France, it means renewing the vehicles and selling them again with the factory warranty. We are working on this. We have reached the final stages, I hope we will launch it in Turkey. However “The current problem is that there are no second-hand vehicles. So when you open this system, there are many issues such as how to renew it if there is no second-hand vehicle. We are considering whether it is the right time to open it, but we have plans.” he said.
“IN THE NEXT TIME, WE WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF TAX WITH OUR GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS”
Pointing out that vehicle availability is a problem not only in Turkey but all over the world, Doğu said:
“In most parts of the world, second-hand vehicles cannot be found. Because people cannot buy new vehicles. When they cannot buy a new vehicle, they have to have their vehicle repaired again and drive it for longer distances. Especially if you look at Turkey, Turkey is a country with a very high demographic, millions of students study. Every year, Turkey” 500-600 thousand people get married in Turkey, so at least 500-600 thousand cars are needed where 500-600 thousand people get married. Therefore, within the framework of these demographic realities, we need to sell around 1.5-2 million cars every year in Turkey, so that we can expand the market. Because the biggest bleeding wound of Turkey right now is that about a quarter of the vehicle park in Turkey consists of vehicles over 20 years old… In the future, we will work with the government and state officials to make tax policies more accessible, especially for entry-level vehicles. ” (AA)