About us

Transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns vehicles

At Cox Automotive we’re one of the world’s leading providers of automotive solutions and services, with operations, clients and consumer markets all over the globe.

 

Today, we employ over 32,000 people in more than 200 locations worldwide, helping 40,000 dealers run operations that are smoother, smarter and measurably more profitable. For our clients, this scale provides the crucial peace of mind that we’re definitely going places, but we’re also here to stay.

Cox Automotive

Our vision

To transform the way the world buys, sells and owns vehicles

Driving forward

In 1945, three cars went to auction. Only one was sold. Today, more than 5 million vehicles are sold by Cox Automotive each year.

Whether in-lane, online or bidding from a phone hundreds of miles away, our innovative spirit has always driven our progress. From starting one of the first online used car shopping sites with Autotrader.com in the US back in 1999 to the acquisition of Dealertrack and Movex, innovative thinking has always been a pillar of Cox Automotive and will continue to take us into the future.

Cox Automotive

Our mission

To provide world-class products and services which simplify the trusted exchange of vehicles and maximise value for our clients in the global automotive marketplace

The brightest people delivering the best innovations

As a family business we’ve always appreciated the value of great people working brilliantly together, so we’ve always focused on achieving it.

It means our teams and partners are the brightest minds in this sector, delivering the best innovations using a powerful mix of knowledge, ingenuity and close collaboration. The results speak for themselves: many thousands of satisfied clients, a string of the industry’s most popular solutions, and even an award or two.

Our global brands

We offer a uniquely comprehensive end-to-end solution and have the automotive sector’s largest global portfolio, with more than 25 successful specialist brands.

A shared success

We’re only as good as our clients. Our clients’ success is our success.

With more than 40,000 clients, we strive to better understand their needs so we can create efficiencies and alleviate challenges in the car buying, selling and owning process.

Our proposition

Automotive solutions you can trust, all in one place and easy to use, so you can make more money, more efficiently

Company Details

Cox Automotive UK Limited (company number 03183918)
Registered office: Central House, Leeds Road, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0JE

Our Brands

Wholesale

Manheim

With 15 UK centres, 50 weekly sales, and 100 years of experience, we’re first choice for buying and selling in-lane and online at auction.

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Retail

Modix

Modix deliver cutting-edge marketing solutions to help clients maximise the success of their business. We do this with tools and services that promote clients’ brands, businesses and vehicles.

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Wholesale

NextGear Capital

The NextGear Capital Stocking Plan provides a simple, cost-effective stock-funding plan for helping independent and franchised used vehicle dealers to buy and manage their stock.

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Drop us a line…

Got a question, a query, an issue or an idea?

We'd love to hear from you and we want to make sure you reach the right person in the right business. If you’d like to send a question or comment to Cox Automotive, please get in touch and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively contact one of our brands direct.

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