People News 20 Jan
Motorway appoints former eBay and Trainline comms specialist Victoria Biggs
Motorway has appointed former eBay and Trainline communications specialist Victoria Biggs to the newly-created role of chief communications officer.
Supplier News 29 Nov
Motorway achieves $1bn-valued ‘unicorn’ status after latest funding round
Motorway has set its sights on “further massive opportunity” in the automotive retail sector after achieving ‘unicorn’ status with a $1 billion (£750m) valuation.
Supplier News 17 Nov
‘Irresponsible’ Motorway TV advert banned by ASA
A television advert for the Motorway car buying service has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after allegation that it “encouraged driving behaviour that was dangerous”.
Supplier News 14 Jun
Investors pump an extra £48m into Motorway used car stocking portal
The Motorway used car stocking portal has raised an additional £48 million in a funding round led by Deliveroo, Etsy and Dropbox backer Index Ventures.
Used Cars 30 Mar
VW Golf is most popular used car sold on Motorway stocking platform
The Volkswagen Golf was the most popular used car to be sold via the Motorway.co.uk platform during the coronavirus pandemic.
Supplier News 14 Oct
Motorway offers 50% off incentive to new dealers
Motorway is offering car retailers 50% off broker fees on the first two purchases made through the Motorway Pro platform during October.
Used Cars 2 Sep
Premium used car values ‘pandemic proof’, says Motorway
Premium used cars have been hailed as “pandemic proof” by online vehicle stocking source Motorway after the value of Land Rovers, Lexus and Maseratis rose by over 8% year-on-year.
Aftersales 3 Aug
MOT activity ramped-up in June, with 2.6 million car tests
Over 2.6 million vehicles were MOT tested in June as motorists continued to ensure their vehicles were roadworthy, despite the Government’s six-month testing holiday.
Digital Marketing 26 Jun
One-in-ten car buyers to head online due to COVID-19, says BuyaCar
One-in-ten car buyers plan to head online to purchase their next vehicle according to BuyaCar research indicating that specialist online traders are set to gain increased market traction.
Aftersales 22 Jun
Over two million MOTs carried out during COVID-19 lockdown
MOT centres carried out over two million tests during COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown period as many motorists chose not to take advantage of the Government’s six-month exemption.
Supplier News 11 May
Motorway restarts car auctions with ‘contactless’ logistics service
Motorway has re-started its daily online auctions alongside free trials of a “contactless” car transportation service as car retailers look towards stocking their dealerships ahead of an easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Market Insight 15 Jan
Exeter tops UK hotspots for electric and hybrid vehicle sales
Exeter has seen the highest level of growth in ultra-low emission vehicle registrations in the last 12 months, according to DVLA registration data analysed by Motorway.co.uk.
Supplier News 12 Dec
Heycar adds car buying function with Motorway partnership
Car buyers browsing the heycar classified advertising portal will be able to sell their car completely online as a result of the website’s new partnership with fellow automotive sector start-up Motorway.
Used Cars 1 Feb
Used diesel values drop by 10.3% in two years
Used diesel values have dropped by more than 10% since 2017, as demand shifts towards petrol models.
Aftersales 2 Jan
‘Dangerous’ defects prompt over a million MOT failures
Over a million vehicles have failed MOT tests since the introduction of new test criteria by the DVSA in May, 2018.
Used Cars 9 Oct
Six out of 10 car sellers fall victim to online price chipping, says Motorway
Instant car buying websites are “quoting unrealistically high car valuations online to attract customers” and chipping the price, according to Motorway.co.uk research.
Market Insight 26 Jan
Petrol used car prices rise 10% as 'demonised diesel' declines by 5%, says Motorway.co.uk.
The average price of a used petrol car rose by almost 10% during 2017, but the average price of a used diesel car fell 5%, says Motorway.co.uk.
Used Cars 15 Sep
Cap HPI responds to diesel depreciation ‘scaremongering’
Cap HPI has responded to reports that diesel car values had seen residual value drops of as much as 26% since the start of the year - claiming that the figure amounted to "harmful scarmongering".
Used Cars 6 Jul
Motorway.co.uk car buying comparison service launched
A trio of serial new start-up specialists have launched Motorway.co.uk, the UK’s first price comparison service to help motorists get the best price for their used car.