Topic: CarGurus news
CarGurus has continued to build and improve products to support our dealer partners. Check out the key CarGurus product improvements you can expect now, and in the weeks to come.
CarGurus CEO Jason Trevisan recently discussed with Automotive News where he sees CarGurus headed and the company’s plans for CarOffer and expanding beyond listings. In particular, he shared his views on the three pillars – listings, retail, and wholesale – that will move CarGurus from a lead-gen-oriented company to a platform for consumers and dealers to buy and sell a car.
As shoppers increasingly look to complete more of the car-buying process online, auto financing is an area within digital retail where dealers can help facilitate a more seamless online to in-store experience for both your staff and your shoppers. We wanted to understand just how much shoppers know about the topic though, so we surveyed over 750 shoppers to find out. The results? Shoppers still need more resources and tools on the subject.
Industry publications like Forbes, Car and Driver, Automotive News, and Auto Remarketing are taking note and digging into our data to provide more insight for dealers:
It’s that time of year again! Congratulations to all the dealers recognized as winners of the 7th annual CarGurus Top Rated Dealer Awards. This prestigious award celebrates an exclusive group of dealerships with the highest average ratings from CarGurus shoppers. Each dealer in this group had an average dealer rating of 4.5 stars or higher and at least five verified customer reviews in the last year, signifying their commitment to exceptional customer service.
As we all know, 2020 has been an unprecedented year that has challenged us in ways we never anticipated. Dealership shutdowns, economic uncertainty, and more—yet, you’ve pressed on, demonstrating resilience in the face of extraordinary circumstances.
Despite today’s unique environment, we’ve all accomplished a lot, so we took a moment to reflect on everything we did in 2020. Here are some of the highlights.
And just like that, CarGurus’ second annual Navigate automotive conference has come to an end. During a year that’s been anything but normal, it was great to have more than 700 dealers and industry partners from the US, UK, and CA come together to share ideas and strategies for growing their businesses during this unique time. To everyone who attended this year’s event—thank you, and we hope to see you in person next year!
In the meantime, here are a few of the key themes from the event:
Don’t miss Navigate, CarGurus’ second annual automotive conference, coming straight to you virtually on October 26th & 27th. We’re gearing up for an amazing two days filled with fresh approaches, the latest industry trends, and speakers you won’t hear anywhere else. Can’t attend live? No problem. Register today to get access to all the sessions next week, so you can watch at your own pace.
See what’s in store:
Last year, CarGurus introduced the world to a new kind of automotive conference: Navigate. This year, we’re going virtual—and it’s less than a week away!
We’ve got an exceptional agenda planned, and we’re thrilled to announce the latest session at Navigate:
We hope you have your calendars marked for Navigate, CarGurus’ second annual automotive conference, on October 26th & 27th. This year, the event has been reimagined: it will be held virtually and for free!
We’ve got an outstanding agenda planned—there’s sure to be something for everyone, from dealership owners and GMs to sales staff and marketing managers. With so much to experience at Navigate, we’ve highlighted some of the sessions you won’t want to miss below.
Dealers have always been known for their charitable giving, partnering with food pantries, sponsoring local baseball teams, and most recently supporting hospital staff and first responders. Last month, we launched our Driving Difference contest as a way to celebrate and reward those helping out in their communities. We asked dealers to share on social media what they’ve been doing to spread positivity and use #DrivingDifference. We received entries from dealers across the country and, after weeks of anticipation, we are thrilled to announce our winners!
The 15 winners of the $2,500 customized back-to-business kit were selected by a panel of judges based on factors like the impact of their work and creativity. Check out the list of winners below: