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Clarivoy Study Reveals Influences Majority of Vehicle Sales in Canada

TORONTO, ON – February 7, 2024 –, Canada’s largest and most trusted automotive marketplace, is pleased to announce the results of a comprehensive study that underscores the unique value it brings to automotive dealerships in driving vehicle sales. The study, conducted in collaboration with Clarivoy, a leader in identity-based targeting and measurement for automotive

2024 AutoTrader Awards: Category Winners Revealed for Canada’s Most Trusted Automotive Awards

The AutoTrader Awards celebrate automotive excellence and recognize the best vehicles for Canadians. TORONTO, ON – January 18, 2024 — Winners for the 2024 AutoTrader Awards have been announced today, revealing the best vehicles in Canada according to some of the country’s best automotive experts. “AutoTrader is Canada’s leading and most trusted automotive marketplace, and

Canadians Are Seeking Aspirational Vehicles, Yet Buying Practically

AutoTrader’s Top Vehicles of 2023 Indicates Car Shoppers are Balancing Optimism with Utility TORONTO, ON – December 11, 2023 – Data released today from AutoTrader, Canada’s largest and most trusted automotive marketplace, provides a revealing look at vehicle shopper preferences in 2023. In a year marked by economic turbulence and higher-than-ever vehicle prices, marketplace search
Upgrade-Optimizer-AI Delivers First AI-Powered Automotive Marketplace Solution to Canadian Dealerships

TORONTO, ON – August 23, 2023 –, Canada’s largest and most trusted automotive marketplace, has announced the launch of Upgrade Optimizer - AI, a breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) technology that is set to deliver efficiencies to the management, likewise spur performance for promoted dealership placements, through the Listing Upgrade product portfolio. As ever,

AutoTrader Carology Bitesize: December 2022 Price Index

Through our AutoTrader Carology Bitesize video series we host industry experts to discuss the latest news and trends in Canadian automotive. In this episode we’re joined by Baris Akyurek, Director of Marketing Intelligence at, to get a view of the latest AutoTrader Price Index, detailing the vehicle pricing trends from December 2022. Baris gives
AutoTrader Price Index - October 2022

AutoTrader Price Index – October 2022

Our latest AutoTrader Price Index tells a story of two sides of the same coin. For new cars, price increases are sustained by a ramp up in consumer demand as supply falls short of the mark. In contrast, used car prices have softened – a month-over-month trend that first became evident in June of this
TRADER Corporation & Dealertrack Canada

TRADER Corporation Acquires Dealertrack Canada

Investment will enable more holistic Canadian-focused services & solutions to Canadian dealers & OEMs   TORONTO, ON - November 10, 2022 — TRADER Corporation, the leading digital marketing partner for Canadian automotive retailers and manufacturers, today announced that it has agreed to acquire the Canadian operations of Dealertrack from Cox Automotive’s Canadian Retail business. TRADER
Infographic featuring visitation of online automotive marketplaces

Car Shoppers Turn to Automotive Marketplaces at Each Stage of their Purchase Process

Car shoppers follow a path throughout their buying journey, but consumer research shows that, alike most aspects of modern society, over time, this purchase journey evolves, looking distinctly different from the one that’s traditionally been taken. By keeping these pivots in trends to vehicle purchase behaviours top of mind, you can tailor your strategy to