Who we are

About us

Established in 1977, Auto Trader has a rich 40 year history and is one of the UK’s leading digital brands

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace. 

Auto Trader prides itself on being the most trusted automotive marketplace. It’s the go-to destination for car buyers and has been for the past 40 years.

Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness with consumers and attracts over 50 million cross platform visits each month. The audience is not only large but highly engaged with a 75% share of minutes spent across automotive platforms.

The marketplace also hosts the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing more than 470,000 cars each day) thanks to our partnership with more than 13,300 retailers.

An overview of our business

Our purpose is to lead car buying in the UK, whilst also evolving the wider automotive ecosystem. We aim to improve the process of buying and selling vehicles in the UK, by continually evolving the ecosystem to provide a better experience for consumers, retailers and manufacturers alike.

Auto Trader is a 100% digital business. Starting life as a local classified magazine in 1977, we’ve grown and evolved alongside our customers. In 2013, we successfully completed the transition from a print title and became a fully digital marketplace. Our rich history gives us nearly 40 years of brand heritage and trust - unusual among online companies.

Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 100 Index.

Auto Trader in numbers

89%

of consumers know who we are

50.1m

cross platform visits each month

9x

more time spent on our site than our nearest competitor

235m

advert views a month

478k

physical stock on site

>13.3k

retailer forecourt partnerships

c. 850

employees across offices in Manchester, London, High Wycombe and Dublin

89%

of our people are proud to work at Auto Trader

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Today's used car transactions from the @SMMT revealed the market was down nearly 50% in Q2. The drop will come as a surprise to few, but the good news is that Q3 is tracking well ahead of this time last year. Find out more here: https://t.co/brDH8jbIof https://t.co/J7DdbVpILA
There was a lot of love for @MINIUK which was named the Most Loved Brand at this year’s Auto Trader New Car Awards! Find out why owners love the brand so much now https://t.co/xuODBgvR0W
Where is your focus in this new environment? @johnfohanlon1 revealed he was focussed on quarterly performance and urged retailers to do the same rather than take a short-term view – especially since he predicts a slight lull in August due to summer holidays. #atinsightoftheday https://t.co/5zLnkJF3wT
If you missed this week’s webinar featuring our interview with John O'Hanlon then don’t panic! You can now watch the whole webinar on demand > https://t.co/JOzyGd9SYs https://t.co/wpY71cGxtN
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Not only did the @Tesla Model 3 take the New Car of the Year award at this year’s Auto Trader New Car Awards, but it also took the Best Electric Car award! Find out what owners said now at https://t.co/blltmT0Wbi #Tesla #model3 #newcar #awards #Automotive https://t.co/lSXeHSddzH
This week the @SMMT revealed new car registrations were up 11.3% compared to July last year! Looking closer at the data we can see this was primarily driven by a surge in alternative fuel vehicle registrations which now account for 25.5% of market share. #atinsightoftheday https://t.co/GbElJLHanV
Tune into @AutoRetail Live at 2pm today to hear the latest advice, tips, insight & discussion from the expert panel - @ASE_Global's chairman @mikejonesase, Luscombe Motor's @RobinLuscombe & Auto Trader's head of new car, Sue Fish. Register for free here: https://t.co/0FJeYOFhfj https://t.co/GKnoJKJQiz
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

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

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