Automotive


Autohome invests in home-grown star

Autohome invests in home-grown star

Autohome (汽车之家, NYSE: ATHM), one of China’s largest auto sites, signed a 10-million RMB ($1.5 million U.S.) contract with Zhang Yueyue, one of its own employees. Zhang Yueyue’s story is certainly an interesting one.


AutoTrader.co.uk introduces free ads

AutoTrader.co.uk introduces free ads

AutoTrader.co.uk, Britain's largest auto classifieds site, is offering free ads to sellers of cars priced £1,000 ($1,285 U.S.) or less. This offer applies to its basic two-week ad package, according to Sunday Times Driving.


Finn.no pioneers the buy button for used autos

Finn.no pioneers the buy button for used autos

Bilia, a leading chain of auto dealers in Scandinavia, introduced online transacting of used autos on classifieds site Finn in Norway with a clever buy button. Bilia, a company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, was first out of the blocks in Norway with online shopping of used cars.


Cox Automotive cuts 3% of its global workforce

Cox Automotive cuts 3% of its global workforce

Cox Automotive Inc., the parent company of Autotrader, Dealer.com and Kelley Blue Book, is cutting 950 jobs – about three percent of its global workforce. It comes as a result of Cox’s acquisitions over the past several years, the largest of which was the $4.5 billion purchase of Dealertrack Technologies in 2015.


58.com launches roadshow for used-auto dealers

58.com launches roadshow for used-auto dealers

58.com (NYSE: WUBA) is known for its cross-sector innovations, but the company’s newest offering to the used-autos sector might need to go back into the oven. The classifieds giant is currently on a used-auto dealer-support roadshow around China. The roadshow gives support and offers advice to small-auto dealers who list on 58.com (b-to-b/b-to-c listings).


AutosPlus2017: Meet Hamish Stone of ICar Asia

AutosPlus2017: Meet Hamish Stone of ICar Asia

Hamish Stone, the CEO of iCar Asia, will be speaking at the AIM Group's AutosPlus2017. He will focus on what ICar Asia has done so far using chat bots and AI to facilitate new car buying --- and what he hopes will happen in the future. He plans to show some of iCar Asia's early learning and will discuss the technology that will be needed to move the vision forward. In our latest AutosPlus2017 conversation, Stone tells us more about what makes selling cars in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand unique.


Weidai launches auction platform for used autos

Weidai launches auction platform for used autos

Weidai (微贷网), one of China’s leading peer-to-peer fintech platforms, launched a mobile-only, used-auto transaction platform called Weichepai (微车拍). The b-to-c platform, which went online on August 8, is a pure auction-style site, and is currently only available on IOS.



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