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October 6, 2015 - Industry News

Consumers Down on VW Brand, Diesel-Powered Vehicles, Survey Shows

Not only do more than half of consumers on Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader have "complete" or "general mistrust" of the Volkswagen brand in the wake of its emissions scandal, 30% of users of both sites are less likely to consider a diesel-powered vehicle.

Tags: Autotrader,, Diesel Powered, EPA, Kelley Blue Book, Volkswagen

December 16, 2014 - Industry News

DealerRater to Bring Reviews to

Beginning this month, DealerRater reviews and ratings will be featured on's dealer profile pages.

Tags:, Customer Reviews, Dealer Review Sites, Dealerrater, online reputation management

August 5, 2014 - Industry News

KBB’s Jared Rowe Named AutoTrader President

Rowe, who previously served as president of Kelley Blue Book for two and a half years, will succeed Alan Smith, who is leaving AutoTrader to pursue personal interests.

Tags:, hiring, Kelley Blue Book

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Manheim, AutoTrader Present First NAMAD Innovation Award

During the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference in Florida, Manheim and presented the association’s first-ever innovation award to Steve Ewing, president and CEO of Wade Ford.

Tags:, Manheim, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer, nomination

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Industry Must Focus on ‘Dealership Experience,’ Says

New research from shows that the “dealership experience” and “customer handling” are leading factors that determine where consumers make their purchases.

Tags:, Car Shopping, Customer Service

January 7, 2014 - Industry News

Cox Acquires 25% Stake in AutoTrader Group

Cox Enterprises acquires 25% stake in AutoTrader Group from Providence Equity Partners.

Tags:, Cox Enterprises, Equity,

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Manheim Hires New Product Development Executive

Manheim has selected Bonnie Hensler as vice president of product development. The role was previously held by Joe George, who became senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Manheim and the AutoTrader Group earlier this month.

Tags:, hiring, Manheim, Saas

November 13, 2013 - Industry News

Intersection Technologies Inc. Closes Series B Financing Led by AutoTrader Group

The transaction strengthens Intersection Technologies Inc.’s position as a leading technology and solutions provider to the automotive industry.

Tags:, F&I Express, Intersection Technologies

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

Haystak: Yahoo! Bing Conversion Rates Top Google

According to Haystak Digital Marketing, the Yahoo! Bing network is delivering conversion rates at lower costs for auto dealers, reports.

Tags: advertising,, digital marketing, Google, Yahoo! Autos

October 1, 2013 - Industry News

AutoTrader Rolls Out iPad Shopper App

The new app features dozens of search filters and an intuitive design to help car shoppers explore the site’s more than three million new and used vehicles.

Tags: Android,, iPad, iPhone

August 29, 2013 - Industry News, Carfax Renew Partnership and Carfax renewed their eight-year partnership that allows dealers to include Carfax Vehicle History Reports on their listings.

Tags:, Carfax, Carfax Report

June 27, 2013 - Industry News Internet Dominates Car-Shopping Process

In the past two years, the amount of time consumers spent shopping for a car decreased dramatically, but the percentage of that time spent researching vehicles online increased from 60 percent in 2011 to 75 percent in 2013.

Tags:, Internet Shopper, Study

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Classified Ads Dying a Slow Death, CNW Reports

Classified ads are fading away thanks to the Internet, where dealers are discovering new ways to market and move inventory.

Tags:, car dealership, Classified Ads, digital marketing

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Experian Vehicle History Reports to Appear on

Experian Automotive's AutoCheck dealer subscribers will be able to access Experian vehicle history reports on the site starting in September.

Tags: AutoCheck,, Experian Automotive, Vehicle History Reports

April 11, 2013 - Industry News

Consumers 'Not Very' Interested in Having Latest Vehicle Model, Survey Says

Recent data from’s Trend Engine shows that new-car shoppers would opt for a better deal on a current model rather than delay the purchase for a redesign.

Tags:, new release, OEM, Redesign, Rick Wainschel, Study, Trend Engine

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Manheim's Schwartz Named President of AutoTrader Group

Chip Perry is leaving AutoTrader after a 15-year career. He will be replaced by Sanford Schwartz, who assumes the role of president on May 1.

Tags: automotive, Autotrader,, CEO, Chip Perry, Cox Enterprises, Manheim, President, Sanford Schwartz

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

AutoTrader Pulls $300M IPO Plans

For the second time, Atlanta-based AutoTrader Group Inc. pulled plans to go public, according to a recent SEC filing.

Tags: Atlanta Business Chronicle,, initial public offering, IPO

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

eBay Motors Partners With RoadLoans

eBay Motors is the latest online vehicle-buying marketplace to sign up with the online finance source.

Tags:, eBay Motors, Online Financing,

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Market Watchers Predict Sandy's Impact

Based on analysis and data from two automotive research and shopping websites, the impact of Superstorm Sandy on the automotive market may be less than previously believed.

Tags:, Hurricane Sandy, KBB,, Kelley Blue Book, national auto industry, sales, Superstorm Sandy

October 4, 2012 - Industry News

OnlineDrive Launches Behavioral Marketing Platform

New incentive-driven marketing platform allows dealers to target and automate offers based on visitor behavior, which the company says raises the probability of converting a lead into a sale.

Tags:, OnlineDrive, Showroom Magnet

August 28, 2012 - Industry News

vAuto, Partner on Trade-In Acquisition Tool

AutoTrade Group’s two business units integrate their solutions to deliver a new trade-in appraisal and acquisition process for subscribing dealers.

Tags:, Trade-In Appraisal, vAuto

July 5, 2012 - Industry News Helping Dealers Leverage OEM Ad Spend

New short-term advertising solution enables dealers to leverage their OEM's advertising buy to drive shoppers to their new-vehicle inventory listed on

Tags: advertising,, new-car inventory, OEM Overdrive, Overdrive Dealer Solutions

June 19, 2012 - Industry News Files First Internet IPO Since Facebook

The vehicle listing site’s initial public offering is the first since Facebook’s troubled attempt. Last week, AutoTrader filed with the SEC that it’s seeking to raise $300 million.

Tags:, Facebook, internet initial public offering, IPO, SEC

June 14, 2012 - Industry News to Offer Financing Through

The vehicle listing site will now offer direct-to-consumer financing through Santander’s online auto financing platform.

Tags:, direct lending, Financing,

June 5, 2012 - Industry News Releases 'News and Reviews Showcase' Windows 8 App

The new app, which features the Windows Metro style user interface, highlights's wide variety of expert editorial content.

Tags: app,, News and Reviews Showcase, Windows 8 Release Preview

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