Retail prices in August softened slightly in the run-up to the plate change period, while wholesale used car average selling prices rose, according to Manheim and Motors.co.uk figures.
Motors.co.uk and Motoring.co.uk have partnered to offer its dealers the opportunity to connect with millions of car owners via email.
Two thirds of car buyers now contact a dealer after accessing the website via smartphone or tablet, according to Motors.co.uk.
Luxury cars pricing performance helped to bolster a used market which increased by a nominal 0.1% in July, according to Motors.co.uk.
Former Auto Trader directors Darren Sinclair and Jonathan Williams have joined Manheim and Motors.co.uk parent company Cox Automotive in new digital roles.
Nissan, Renault and BMW were top of the popularity stakes on Motors.co.uk as the online tool saw a 116% rise in EV searches during the first half of 2016.
Digital car appraisal specialist AUTOi is aiming to disrupt the cash-for-car market with the launch of a new trading platform bringing dealers and consumers together.
A 14.1% increase in wholesale prices for ex-fleet cars drove a 9.4% overall rise in the price of used cars sold at auction during June, Manheim has revealed.
Ex-fleet car prices experienced a 4.9% price drop in May according to data collated by Cox Automotive brands Manheim and Motors.co.uk.
The price of EVs rose by 8.7% alongside a 1.2% decline for diesel cars as demand for alternative fuel vehicles continued to increase in April, reports Manheim and Motors.co.uk.
Motors.co.uk turned to technology employed by Twitter and Facebook to develop a new website homepage as part of its ongoing investment.
RAC Cars’ pledge to shake up the classified motor marketing sector by providing free advertising to dealers looks set to be cut short by a tie-up with Motors.
Excellent customer service means a smooth transition between online and face-to-face relationships with customers, Motors.co.uk have stated.
Motors.co.uk, has added CitNOW’s video technology to its offering.
Blurred lines are emerging between new and used car buyers as customers become more easily influenced by running costs and finance offers, according to Motors.co.uk.
German and British brands remain top of customers’ Christmas wish list, with VW’s brand image not dented too significantly by recent emissions woes, according to Motors.co.uk.
Peter Watts, Motors.co.uk director of dealer insight, is offering tips for retailers over Winter season.
The majority of car buyers are looking to spend around £200 a month for their next car, according to Motors.co.uk.
Peter Watts has left Auto Trader and joined its rival automotive classifieds company Motors.co.uk as director of dealer insight at the Manheim owned firm.
Andy Coulthurst is to step down as managing director of Motors.co.uk to be replaced by its commercial director Phill Jones.
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