Middle East 'has the youngest cars in the world'

Analysis by classifieds website Carmudie reveals that average age of cars in region is 5.1 years old

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Cars in the Middle East are the newest of any region in the world, according to an analysis by classifieds website Carmudie.

The average car in the Middle East is 5.1 years old, compared to 11.5 years in the US, 6.5 years in Asia and 12.8 in Africa, the company said.

Saudi Arabia has the newest cars in the world, at an average 3.8 years, while the UAE is actually lower than the regional average, at 5.2 years.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the oldest cars of the countries analysed by Carmudie, at 16.5 years.

The global financial crisis and recession in multiple countries, as well as improvements in car manufacturing, has seen drivers change their vehicles less often, Carmudie said.

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