AM looks at the explosion in different online automotive offerings available in the UK and explores how this very crowded marketplace is affecting retailers.
Franchised car retailers proved more resilient than then independent used car selling counterparts during 2019’s tough trading conditions, according to the CarGurus One Voice Report.
Mercedes-Benz has been revealed as the UK’s most trusted car brand, beating rival Audi to the top spot in CarGuru’s Car Buyer Trust Index.
Used electric vehicles (EV) like the Renault Zoe and BMW i3 are appreciating in value after car buyers "turned a corner" in their attitude to adoption, according to CarGurus.
More than half of car buyers rely on online customer ratings when selecting a car retailer to buy their next car from, CarGurus has said.
Used car dealers told CarGurus that they have come face-to-face with snakes, parrots and a rifle on test drives in a survey to determine the most bizarre things car buyers brought along for the ride.
CarGurus has revealed the UK Top-Rated Dealer award recipients for 2019, with Marshams Car Sales receiving the accolade for a second consecutive year.
Used cars are selling almost 20% faster on Scotland’s forecourts than the UK average of 31 days, according to data published by CarGurus – taking an average 25 days to turn.
CarGurus claims to have driven lead generation growth of upto 32% for car retailers through a new paid-for search offering launched as a result of its new partnership with Google.
Rising overheads, increased competition, sourcing the right stock, Government policy and Brexit are all set to impact car dealers in 2019, according to responses to the CarGurus One Voice Report.
CarGurus has launched its inaugural national TV advertising campaign in the UK, running through quarter one of 2019.
CarGurus has signed an agreement to complete the acquisition of the PistonHeads used car retail website from Haymarket Media Group.
Wendy Harris, CarGurus’ VP of European sales, on why car dealers face a challenge in establishing where leads came from in the offline-to-online journey
Dealers have been urged by Rapid RTC to accelerate their adoption rate of new technology to meet today’s customer’s digital expectations.
CarGurus' annual Top Rated Dealer accolade has been awarded to 50% more car retailers in 2018, highlighting the "great job dealerships are doing".
A quarter of UK car buyers prefer to contact dealers via email, but over half have complained of a poor response rate, according to CarGurus
CarGurus claims to be "the fastest growing major automotive shopping site" after its Q2 revenues grew by 45% year-on-year and its unique monthly user base swelled by 54%.
Listers Group has formed a partnership with CarGurus, which will see its used Audi stock available to buy online.
Research has shown that 47% of drivers with a car on finance do not know how much they have borrowed, according to CarGurus.
CarGurus has welcomed Wendy Harris to its Dublin offices as vice president of European sales.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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