Who we are

What we do

There are 10 million transactions each year and we are driving change in how consumers are shopping for these cars online. Auto Trader aims to drive further efficiencies in the market, benefitting consumers, retailers and manufacturers

We continually evolve to meet the needs of consumers and customers, which means we remain the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace for new and used cars.

Auto Trader ecosystem

The ecosystem we operate in

The automotive market is complex and often inefficient. There are multiple participants and unsurprisingly consumers can find the process of buying or selling a car overwhelming. Through Auto Trader products, services and partnerships we aim to significantly improve the car buying experience, as well as leverage our existing relationships to improve further parts of the value chain.

Consumers

From desire, to research, to decision - Auto Trader makes the consumer journey easier.

Our platform offers consumers an unparalleled selection of new and used car listings, enabling them to search from a marketplace of 478,000 cars including 31,000 new cars each month.

Each advert features a good, great, fair, high, and low price indicator, dealer reviews and the ability to perform a free basic vehicle check. We also offer free car valuations and a variety of motoring services and advice to help consumers in their car buying journey.

As 52% of car buyers want to search for their next car by monthly price, we’ve launched a new finance search tool allowing consumers to search by monthly budget.

Trade

From marketing, to finance, to deal - Auto Trader makes the retailer journey easier.

We offer a range of products and services to our retailer customers to help them win in today’s digital automotive marketplace.

Our core classified platform provides access to the UK’s largest car buying audience through different product packages which offer increasing levels of prominence in search.

Powered by both our own and third-party data, we offer data intelligence solutions (Retail Accelerator and Retail Check) enabling retailers to buy the right stock, at the right price.

After gaining FCA authorisation, we can now enable retailers to display their own finance calculator as standard on their full page adverts on Auto Trader. This allows retailers to show their finance offerings much earlier on in the car buying journey, increasing the opportunity for them to sell their own finance over a consumer sourcing finance from elsewhere.

Every retailer customer receives monthly performance dashboard analytics to help them assess their performance, and free access to best practice events. 

Manufacturers

From production, to advertising, to sale - Auto Trader makes the manufacturer journey easier.

Our platform enables manufacturers to advertise to the UK’s largest car buying audience. Our new format InSearch allows brands to serve new car adverts within search results, and as 58% of car buyers used video to inform their recent purchase decision, we recently introduced video format advertising.

We know that 75% of buyers consider new cars, so we added over 31,000 brand new car make/model variants on our marketplace. Make/model pages for all new cars improve the buying journey, and our extra content and annual New Car Awards enhances Auto Trader’s position in the new car market.

We use our own data management platform (‘DMP’) to create highly targeted audience segments for advertising and give manufacturers a compelling proposition to reach new car buyers.

Data from the @SMMT shows an 11.3% year-on-year growth in new car registrations in July. Registrations for year currently stand at 828,389, down 41.9% year on year. Find out more about selling brand new cars and vans on Auto Trader https://t.co/9pnuyRUMQI #atinsightoftheday https://t.co/0XltI7iOqO
Thanks to @ClarkRjoclark & @johnfohanlon1 for a fascinating interview. Great to hear such optimism for our industry!
Pre-#COVID19 - John believes their web presence wasn’t geared to help facilitate remote sales but, as a result of the pandemic, they have focussed on enabling more of the car buying journey to take place online - something they will continue to do into the future
John expects a slight softening in the next 2-3 weeks but this will be due to holiday season so no reason to panic – key is to focus on the quarters performance which has been incredibly strong for @WaylandsVolvo
We've been looking forward to this! @ClarkRjoclark has just started our interview with @johnfohanlon1 - sure to be some great insights here https://t.co/3IfhnCO5D4
Don't forget our extra stock offer is still live - contact your account manager for more info https://t.co/RRCO4RghyZ
Our self nomination categories are now open until Friday 4th September. Enter now for your chance to be a Retailer Award winner! You can view the awards and enter at https://t.co/GfRlphxZ4d #ATAwards https://t.co/JpbdNgbTBG
This year's awards will be entirely digital in October with further details coming soon! https://t.co/KH3fMBgG3I
Over to @MarcThornboroug who is going to take us through a plethora of topics inc whats next for the Auto Trader Retailer Awards! #ATAwards
Daily visitor growth to Auto Trader is up 21% compared to this time last year - demand still strong https://t.co/G1qfUdVWDv

Auto Trader Group plc
Registered in England (Company number: 09439967)

Auto Trader Limited
Registered in England and Wales (Company number: 03909628)

Registered address:

1 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN
VAT number: GB 614 8918 20

Keep in touch

We use social media to speak to the UK’s largest car buying audience