AUTO24.africa, a revolutionary marketplace dedicated to pre-owned vehicles, has recently announced its expansion into four additional African markets, with Rwanda being one of the notable entries. This move comes after a successful inaugural year in Ivory Coast, a momentum AUTO24 aims to replicate in the Rwandan market.
With substantial investment from Stellantis, the platform offers unique customer-centric services, including a five-day refund policy, a six-month warranty, and one-year maintenance and insurance plans for every vehicle.
This expansion aligns with AUTO24’s goal of becoming Africa’s leading multi-brand used car retailer. In Rwanda, AUTO24 aims to elevate the automotive retail experience by providing easy financing options and introducing a service on its dedicated website, auto24.rw, that allows customers to reserve vehicles before test driving and purchase. This move is part of AUTO24’s broader vision to transform the African automotive sector and meet the evolving demands of the market.
The CEO of AUTO24, Axel Peyrière, stressed their customer-centric ethos, stating, “Being customer-centric is our obsession. Our aim extends beyond being the market’s best; we are committed to providing unmatched services for every individual looking to buy or sell used cars. This growth underscores our unwavering commitment.
The parent company of AUTO24.Africa, Africar Group, has been a pioneer in online automotive classifieds within Sub-Saharan Africa since its inception in Australia in 2016. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, the company delivers seamless digital experiences tailored to meet the unique demands of the African market, now extending its reach to Rwanda.
The automotive sector in Rwanda is undergoing significant transformation, embracing modern trends and technologies. Renowned automotive manufacturer Volkswagen has made strategic endeavors in Rwanda, encompassing car sharing and electric mobility initiatives. The country’s automotive landscape is evolving with a noticeable shift towards sustainable and innovative solutions.
As part of its expansion, AUTO24 Rwanda has introduced a novel initiative, #maketheswitch. This allows car owners to swap their conventional gas-powered vehicles for new electric models, facilitating an easy shift to electric vehicle adoption in Rwanda.
This initiative aligns with the broader trend of transitioning towards electric mobility in the country and reflects AUTO24’s commitment to fostering innovation and environmental sustainability in the African automotive sector.
AUTO24’s expansion into Rwanda comes when the nation is experiencing robust economic growth and a transformative phase in its automotive sector. By aligning its operations with the emerging automotive trends in Rwanda, AUTO24 is contributing to the growing pre-owned car market and promoting sustainable automotive practices in the region.