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.

In a recent consumer facing video, our You Tube Director @MrRoryReid explains why the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales is a good thing and why car buyers need to embrace EVs. Do you agree with his viewpoint? https://t.co/y89i8EvQoe
Good news for retailers in England with today's confirmation that retailers can remain open in all tiers that come into effect from Wednesday 2 December. https://t.co/R1RAQCBpAx
Join @Motor_Ombudsman , Auto Trader and @radiuslaw for a free webinar exploring the future of online retail in the automotive industry in detail. Register now > https://t.co/9e5gGIp2Ix https://t.co/mbuNuYcYD3
Leads from Auto Trader continue to be far higher when compared to the same time last year, with the year-on-year (YoY) increase in leads higher than the increase in visitors to Auto Trader, up 15.3% YoY, and ad views, up 12.2% YoY. https://t.co/On3wLY81J5
Be sure to clearly display what delivery methods you are offering and what safety measures you have in place on your Auto Trader adverts. Many retailers already have... https://t.co/P9qqRfcsIU
Remember to upgrade your package by the 30th November to benefit from our free December period. Contact your account manager for more details. https://t.co/gQr63pAnaP
Our latest support for retailers in the UK in December. https://t.co/5lX1pXw2ka
Over to our Data & Insight Director @therickw who reveals that visitor levels to Auto Trader are up 15.3% compared to the same time last year with leads up a massive 25.2%. https://t.co/OGfyiQD5Yu
A reminder from @MarcThornboroug that if you are taking part in any fundraising activities, we do have a fund to support you. Get in touch with your account manager to find out more. https://t.co/QJbvEpTRBS
And we're off with @stuart_trader kicking off this week's webinar. Stay tuned right here for all the highlights over the next hour.

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