The used car business being set up by one-time Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman is one of the upcoming motor retail and mobility start-ups to watch, so says AM Online, a motor industry website.
Tom Seymour of AM Online
says that forward-thinking automotive retailers are looking at mobility
services and new ways to evolve the customer journey over the next decade and a
number of new start ups are vying to dominate the market of which Chesterman’s
new venture is one.
Cazoo, which is expected
to launch later in 2019, will enable buyers to buy, finance or rent a used car
online and have it delivered within 48 hours.
A Cazoo spokesman told AM
Online that the company’s mission is to “transform the way people buy used cars
in the UK”
by providing a better selection of stock, transparency, convenience and peace
of mind. It said: “Our aim is to make car-buying no different to buying any
other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase
a used car entirely online.”
Cazoo has hired a team of key personnel with extensive motor industry experience over the last year, and has partnered with car auction giant BCA. While Chesterman himself seems to be keeping a fairly low profile within the new business at the moment it will be interesting to see if the serial digital entrepreneur will succeed in revolutionising the used car business in the same way that Zoopla helped revolutionise estate agency.