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About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group, formerly Trader Media Group, is a digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK's vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster.

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1 Tony Wilson Place

Manchester, England, M15 4FN,

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 161 669 9888



Expert Collections containing Auto Trader

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Auto Trader is included in 2 Expert Collections, including E-Commerce.



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Companies that sell goods online (B2C), or enable the selling of goods online via tech solutions (B2B).


Auto Commerce

679 items

Companies involved in the rental, selling, trading, or purchasing of cars, RVs, trucks, and fleets, including auto financing companies, vehicle auction services, online classified advertising companies with a focus on auto, and dealership software platforms.

Auto Trader Patents

Auto Trader has filed 1 patent.

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Internet terminology, Online research methods, Information retrieval techniques, Web portals, Google services


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Internet terminology, Online research methods, Information retrieval techniques, Web portals, Google services



Latest Auto Trader News

Auto Trader to release Trended Valuations and Retail Check to all dealers in April

Jan 29, 2024

Auto Trader to release Trended Valuations and Retail Check to all dealers in April In a statement, Auto Trader said b... Join now to access © 2024 AIM GROUP We use cookies and non-personalized tracking information to help improve this site and your experience. You can click Privacy Policy to learn more. Accept Privacy policy

Auto Trader Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Auto Trader founded?

    Auto Trader was founded in 1977.

  • Where is Auto Trader's headquarters?

    Auto Trader's headquarters is located at 1 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester.

  • What is Auto Trader's latest funding round?

    Auto Trader's latest funding round is IPO.

  • Who are the investors of Auto Trader?

    Investors of Auto Trader include Apax Partners, Guardian News and Media and BC Partners.

  • Who are Auto Trader's competitors?

    Competitors of Auto Trader include and 4 more.


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