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Residual Values and TCO are the important parameters for Luxury Car Buyers.

Indian Blue Book releases Insights on residual values of major brands in the Luxury car segment

  • The Indian luxury car segment is still in its nascent stage with 3 brands dominating over 90% of the market
  • Residual value analysis of luxury car brands indicates a 50% depreciation in 3 years as compared to other segments
  • Luxury cars are extremely popular in the pre-owned car segment – Certification is an important driver of this segment’s
  • growth
  • Total cost of Ownership (TCO) of a luxury car is expected to be over 60% of the on-road car price over a 3-year ownership period.
  • Demonetisation of high value currency is expected to have an adverse short term impact on the sales of both new and pre-owned luxury cars

November 24, 2016, Mumbai: Indian Blue Book the industry first pricing and analytic platform for new and pre-owned vehicles in India, today released its study “Residual Value Analysis of Luxury Car Segment”. The Report throws light on this nascent but growing segment of the Indian new car market.


Key Highlights:

  • Three brands, Mercedes, Audi and BMW, dominate over 90% of the luxury car market in India.
  • Residual Values and Total Cost of Ownership are becoming an important parameter for customers in the luxury car segment.
  • An analysis of the popular models through the lens of residuals revealed:
    • Residuals of premium brands indicate a 50% depreciation in 3 years, making them extremely popular in the pre-owned car segment
    • Total cost of Ownership of a luxury car is expected to be over 60% of the on-road car price over a 3-year ownership period.
    • Normalizing on-road pricing for major content, BMW vehicles command a premium in price over Audi and Mercedes
    • Mercedes’ service costs are 24% and 29% lower compared to Audi and BMW respectively
  • Online searches for luxury car brands account for close to 7% of total car searches compared to the 1% share of sales they represent, which implies luxury brands have a high aspirational element for the Indian consumer.
  • Luxury cars are popular in the pre-owned car segment with Certification, emerging as an important driver of this growth.
  • Leasing with buyback guarantees is expected to propel the growth of the luxury car segment (albeit from a small base) in the coming years, as these guarantees provide “peace of mind” to the consumer.
  • Demonetisation of high value currency is expected to have adverse short term impact both on the sales of luxury new cars and pre-owned cars

The Report is part of a series of insights from the IndianBlueBook. It leverages insights from India’s largest multibrand used car footprint “on the ground” via the Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd’s franchise network and significant presence “in the cloud” with a suite of industry leading online properties including but not limited to Indian Blue Book and eDiig platforms. Indian blue book has access to thousands of used car transactions every month across retail and wholesale channels. The company mines this data on a continuous basis to provide customers information that would enable them to make prudent car buying and selling decisions.

Read the complete IBB ‘India Pre-Owned Car Market Report 2016’ on

The Indian Blue Book is the industry first pricing guide for new and pre-owned vehicle valuation in India. With exclusive access to a large number of car transactions that take place every day through different channels, IBB derives scientific and insightful inferences that lead to vehicle price discovery. Whether you’re buying or selling a vehicle, IBB helps you discover its real worth. Through various transactions on different customer-facing and B2B channels, IBB’s analytical engine logically deduces a pricing index which is then used to derive the benchmark market price of any vehicle.

In essence, IBB is a one-of-a-kind valuation platform based on rigorous research and pure rationality. It is driven by the sheer passion to demystify the data points of a million transactions, thus ensuring that you never overpay or never undersell. IBB offers a wide array of tools such as Total Cost of Ownership and residual value analysis, regularly updated reviews and insights via its blog, and a platform that enables its customers to buy and sell vehicles, thereby serving as a one-stop shop for customers looking to research vehicles.

Source – Indian Blue Book

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