Targeted commercial messages within premium automotive publisher sites can increase traffic to a car brand’s website by 67%. That’s the key finding of new data from Sophus3. The study analysed 135...

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The retail sector has suffered a raft of CVAs and administrations during 2018 and one of several contributing factors has been the continued growth of online shopping and the change in consumer...

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As consumers entertain more options in meeting their transportation needs, the latest Global Automotive Consumer Study from Deloitte focuses on perceptions of advanced vehicle technologies, and finds...

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The automotive retail sector sees tech-savvy car buyers more inclined to seek rewarding physical experiences in store. As a result, virtual reality (VR) experiences are increasingly being deployed as...

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The online car brand engagement experience is failing consumers at a time when brand loyalty has hit a low point and when digital disruptors are set to enter the market. Further, huge swathes of...

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Volkswagen UK dealers are beginning to take delivery of the firm’s new range-topping model, the Touareg large SUV. Prices start from over £50,000 and VW believes a large proportion of cars will be...

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Leaseplan, the UK’s second largest leasing company, has launched a direct-to-consumer remarketing website known as Carnext.com, which specialises in selling three-to-four-year-old ex-fleet cars to...

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The speed of retail is accelerating as people become accustomed to having their purchasing needs anticipated and rapidly fulfilled, even for online shopping. This is equally applicable to the dealer...

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The Connected Workshop experience is everything a retailer needs to take their workshop digital and deliver a great customer experience every step of the way. By encouraging collaboration across our...

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Auto Trader is said to have developed an online platform that allows retailers to replace recently sold used vehicles with near-identical stock sourced from leasing companies. It is believed that the...

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Changing consumer habits with the growing popularity of online shopping and increasingly easy delivery options have led to slack growth, if not declines in revenue, for many traditional retailers on...

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The retail landscape is undergoing a transformation phase that requires re-thinking today’s retail concepts. There will not be one single retail concept in the future. We need to find a way for an...

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Issues such as Brexit uncertainty, government policy and media bias have all knocked consumer confidence, with slow first quarter new car sales. But as we enter the second quarter, there are...

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What set the best apart from the rest in the 2018 Auto Retail Website Report? Editor Steve lays out how the best performers earned top marks By Shane Johnson   Arguably, and perhaps in a perfect...

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Auto retailers will be able to seamlessly reach two in-market audiences with one ad following Gumtree’s move to merge its motoring offering with that of eBay. Users will benefit from two ‘shop...

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Strong demand has characterised 2017 with plenty of competition from professional buyers across the range of stock on offer. The trend also reflects the high quality of stock consigned to BCA by fleet...

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Facebook advertising offers a realm of possibilities that allow you to target buyers at different stages of their journey By Matt Wheeler The mobile-first world offers a unique opportunity for auto...

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UK visits to car brand websites hit 68m in Q3, an increase of 6% over the same period in 2016. However, registrations in the period were down by 9% at some 665,000, representing 102 visits per...

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Hyundai is planning to make its online new car sales platform available to retailers. The move, which is expected in the next few months, would allow retailers using the software to set their own new...

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Mitsubishi Motors in the UK says it has answered the changing requirements of today’s car buyers with the launch of its Mitsubishi Buy Online facility. Developed in conjunction with Rockar,...

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