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Could Auto Trader data indicate a post-lockdown car sales boom?

Auto Trader has reported a 1.6 million uplift in the volumes of visitors to its online car marketing platform and record consumer confidence amid KPIs which could indicate another post-lockdown sales boom.

Signs that pent-up demand among car buyers was being seen on the platform came in the form of a 3% rise in monthly visitors, to 53.6 million, and the results of a customer survey which showed consumers’ confidence in being able to afford their next car was at its highest ever level – 8.68-out-of-10.

In total, 45% of those surveyed by Auto Trader said they were more confident than they were a year ago, up from 43% in December, and 45% felt about the same.

Auto Trader chief executive, Nathan Coe, said: “Whilst we appreciate not every retailer is seeing the same positive levels of activity, it’s very reassuring to see and to hear anecdotally from many of

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Auto Trader : New car registrations | January 2021

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New car registrations | January 2021

4th Feb 2021

Ian Plummer, Commercial Director at Auto Trader, said:

‘As expected the overall new car volumes are quite substantially down on last year, as the industry continued to face challenges that Brexit uncertainty posed as well as the ongoing pandemic. Production levels have been hit hindering supply levels and with showroom closures limiting selling options the industry has had a tough year. That said, as we move into the new year there are encouraging signs that the market will pick up, as some very strong lead indicators are likely to flow through into sales in the weeks ahead. Consumer demand for new cars on the Auto Trader marketplace soared last month, we observed a significant uplift in users viewing new cars on our marketplace which in turn drove record levels of new car leads being sent to retailers. There’s also

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Auto Trader : Footballers continuing to sell cars on Auto Trader

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Footballers continuing to sell cars on Auto Trader

5th Feb 2021

Even though Lockdown The Third is forcing Premier League footballers to play matches behind closed doors, it isn’t stopping them from opening up sales of their prized fast rides and supercars.

Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars has a number of luxury cars previously owned by famous footballers.

Here’s a roundup of footballers’ cars currently on Auto Trader, that are ready to buy with home delivery or click & collect so you can still get your fix during lockdown.

Jack Butland’s Land Rover Range Rover Sport, £97,995

One of England’s goal keepers in the last World Cup, Jack Butland ordered his Range Rover Sport in December 2018 and had it fully personalised before it came into his possession in March 2019. The interior has been revamped to look like a football’s

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