Consumers armed with research and knowledge of the products they want are increasingly looking for experiences as part of their shopping and automotive group Motus has taken note of the trend, leading to its acquisition of 49% of online platform GetWorth.
For more than 70 years, Motus has operated in an environment where car dealerships were a key part of the buying or selling experience for consumers. However, this is changing as cash-strapped car shoppers turn to used cars and Covid-19 speeds up the online shopping trend, made easier by companies like WeBuyCars, Cars.co.za and Surf4Cars.
For Motus, the change in consumer behaviour led to its deal with GetWorth for an undisclosed amount. The group is the exclusive importer and distributor of the Hyundai, Renault, Kia and Mitsubishi brands.