Shift Gears to Buy Your Next Car on Carousell Motors

New mobile one-stop cars portal to fit every car-buying lifestyle

Singapore, 28 February 2017 – Carousell Motors, a one-stop mobile classifieds marketplace for used cars, officially launches today. The new mobile app, which aims to make car buying and selling easier, helps aspiring car owners make the best decision possible by providing reliable, transparent and easily accessible information on used cars in Singapore.

Carousell Motors boasts a variety of unique features and a clutter-free mobile interface that offers a smooth and easy car buying experience.

Buyers can search for their next car in several ways including by make, model or dealers, or use quick filters including financing options and car depreciation to find what they need. They can also save their favourites, compare car options at a glance, and chat directly with verified dealerships on the app. All listings on Carousell Motors will be available on Carousell’s general classifieds marketplace. Existing car owners will be able to “snap, list and sell” their cars as easily as it is to buy and sell on Carousell.

Siu Rui Quek, Co-founder and CEO of Carousell says, “Carousell Motors is our response to the frustration faced by car buyers today. Many feel that current sites are cumbersome to navigate, without sufficient information and choices to make good decisions, and the industry is fraught with distrust. The spike in growth of Carousell’s Cars category over the last few months is a signal to us that people are looking for more quality choices, and credible information from trustworthy sellers. We believe a dedicated app for serious car buyers will give them a more personalised and breezier car shopping experience, and bring greater value to our community”.

The launch of Carousell Motors comes off the back of Carousell’s acquisition of Caarly, a startup which used mobile technology to build productivity tools for car dealerships. The team has tapped on their strong domain expertise in the automotive industry, and wide network of partners accumulated over the years, to offer Singaporeans a more delightful and empowering car buying experience.

Sanjay Shivkumar, Head of Carousell Motors, says, “From our frequent engagements with car dealers and car buyers, we understand their dissatisfaction with current platforms for buying and selling cars. By constantly innovating and using the latest technology to make car buying and selling enjoyable, we are well-positioned to disrupt current industry offerings and become the top cars classifieds in Singapore.”

Carousell Motors is available on the App Store for iOS, the Google Play Store for Android, and on Desktop.

About Carousell Motors

Carousell Motors is a one-stop mobile classifieds marketplace for cars in Singapore. Officially launched on 28 February, the mobile app uses the latest technology to provide serious car buyers and sellers with all the features and tools they need at a glance to make the best motoring decisions possible. Carousell Motors is a subsidiary of Carousell, a general mobile classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, and buying as simple as chatting. Download the Carousell Motors app from the App Store for iOS or the Google Play Store for Android, and visit https://carousellmotors.com/ for more information

About Carousell

Carousell is a mobile classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore and has spread to 19 cities around the world. With over 57 million listings, we are one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces. Carousell has been ranked as the top Lifestyle and Shopping app in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, awarded Google Play Best Local App 2016 in Singapore, and is backed by leading international Venture Capitalists Sequoia India, Rakuten Ventures, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, and QuestVC. In Singapore, Carousell has a diverse range of products in 29 categories, including cars, lifestyle gadgets, and fashion accessories. Download the Carousell app from the App Store for iOS or the Google Play Store for Android, and visit https://sg.carousell.com/ or our https://blog.carousell.com for more information.

For further information, please contact:

Allison+Partners for Carousell
Samantha Kudus
Senior Account Manager
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Carousell comms team
Jodie Nei
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