Who we are

Our strategy

Auto Trader exists to lead the future of the UK's digital automotive marketplace. 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

Our purpose is to improve car buying in the UK, whilst also evolving the wider automotive ecosystem. Our mission is to lead the future of the UK’s digital automotive marketplace and become the UK’s most admired business. In order to achieve our purpose and mission, our strategy focusses on three growth horizons:

Core

Maintain the best customer experience for buying and selling vehicles

Our core marketplace continues to offer a strong runway for growth, underpinned by continuous improvement of the car buying experience.

Continually innovate to create value for our customers

We continue to invest in the onsite experience and the tools available to consumers to help them make the most informed decisions.

Improve vehicle stock choice, volumes and accuracy

It is vitally important we maintain our leadership position across different stock profiles, including: age, price, make, model and region, across both new and used vehicles. All our stock is underpinned by our extensive vehicle taxonomy.

Adjacent

Become to new cars what we are in used

We’ve identified adjacent market opportunities which leverage either our large consumer audience or our relationships with retailers and manufacturers. Our proposition gives franchise retailers the ability to advertise physical new cars are immediately available to buy, and includes their associated discount.

Develop a more efficient way to source, dispose and move vehicles

A consistent pain point for retailers is how they currently source vehicles outside of consumer part-exchanges. Disposing of and moving vehicles in a cost effective way can also be challenging, with many retailers wedded to one supplier.

Future

Extend our product offering further down the buying funnel, towards online transactions

We believe future opportunities exist in creating an online transaction journey for car buyers. Our research suggests there is a growing desire to complete more aspects of the car buying journey online. While the options available to a consumer as they move through the car buying process will remain largely unchanged, how they interact with retailers and the technology through which they engage will evolve. We continue to look at the various component parts which make up the online transaction journey and how we might offer those ono Auto Trader.

For #newcar buyers looking to make their money go further they can do no better than @MGmotor! That’s according to over 181,000 car owners who voted in this year’s Auto Trader New Car Awards. Find out what owners said at https://t.co/CvwkAS1v2V #carawards #winners https://t.co/zjGHrf3r6P
Insight of the day: Demand for #newcars is surging on Auto Trader with enquiries for brand new vehicles up 206% year-on-year #atinsightoftheday https://t.co/hFqjr3SDO5
Insight of the Day: We've seen a shift in consumer perception, with 75% of car buyers on our site saying they were now comfortable visiting a #cardealer. #COVID19 d19 safety measures put in place by dealers were the key reason buyers felt comfortable visiting. #ATinsightoftheday https://t.co/S9JxfLux2D
We’ve just launched Highly Rated 2020 - recognising those #cardealers giving the very best customer service. If you’ve met the criteria then you'll have just received an email detailing what's next. Made the cut? Then share how your promoting your success using #ATHighlyRated https://t.co/RbHXHDhE6v
Tomorrow we’ll be announcing which retailers are #athighlyrated for 2020! Those that qualify will be receiving packs to promote their success to car buyers online and in their showrooms this week - stay tuned to find out if you’re highly rated! https://t.co/j2zk8dJSli
Missed this week's webinar with special guest @vertumotors? Well fear not - the whole webinar is now available on demand at https://t.co/A8vB2i49FU https://t.co/fpMbEkaRgB
Driving long distances? Well the best car for the job is the @UKVolkswagen Golf which scooped the Best Car for Long Distances award at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2020. Find out what owners said at https://t.co/TAtdeRojpZ https://t.co/4Sj9ANaFK6
For those looking for a 7 seater you can do no better than the @VolvoCarUK #XC90. That's according to the 181,000 car owners who voted it the best 7 seater in this year's Auto Trader New Car Awards! https://t.co/M7t1X3Ic9S https://t.co/csJOtcU63N
Exactly one week ago @MrRoryReid & @ErinBakerMotors announced the winners of the Auto Trader New Car Awards – revealing the best #newcars in the UK according to over 181,000 car owners! You can check out the #award winners at https://t.co/FMgf5HByCM #ThrowbackThursday https://t.co/CLdSORmOV0
Exactly one week ago when @MrRoryReid & @ErinBakerMotors announced the winners of the Auto Trader New Car Awards – revealing the best #newcars in the UK according to over 181,000 car owners! You can check out the #award winners at https://t.co/FMgf5HByCM #ThrowbackThursday https://t.co/SAFHIczDhl

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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