Company Background

 

AutoScout24 – Everything about cars

10 million users per month and more than 2.4 million vehicle offers – AutoScout24 is the largest online car marketplace in Europe. With a market presence in 18 countries and more than 55,000 associated dealers, AutoScout24 is represented in all important European markets. Founded as MasterCar AG in Munich in 1998, it is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Scout24 Group, to which ImmobilienScout24 belongs as well. The Scout24-Group went public in 2015. Its two digital marketplaces provide inspiration and orientation for two important decision processes: ImmobilienScout24 empowers users to find their perfect place to live while AutoScout24 supports its users in finding the perfect car.

Comprehensive services for trading cars online

AutoScout24 offers consumers, car dealers, and other cooperation partners in the automotive, finance and insurance industries a comprehensive platform for trading cars online. The marketplace comprises used and new cars, motorcycles, and utility vehicles. Features such as the smart search supports users in finding the perfect car. In addition, the price and car valuation ensure full price transparency for buying or selling cars online. Furthermore, the independent platform provides a secure environment through dealer rankings provided by its users.

With its far-reaching portals, re-marketer Scout24 Media offers divers, target group-oriented advertising solutions and services. In addition, AutoScout24 cooperates with practically all automotive manufacturers, who recommend AutoScout24 as platform for online sales to their certified dealers.

Structured information

In addition to vehicles, AutoScout24 provides all relevant information related to cars. AutoScout24's editorial team has been conducting comprehensive vehicle tests since 2001 and offers reviews on the latest models, reports on used car checks and current service topics as well as car-related advice in the AutoScout24 Magazine. The magazine’s independent newsletter provides updates on vehicle data, equipment versions as well as price information and has over one million subscribers in Europe. Furthermore, AutoScout24 offers car loans, insurance, and vehicle leasing products on its website.

Cooperations and Awards

AutoScout24 is committed to make the internet a safer place. The company is one of the founding members of the important initiative "Sicherer Autokauf im Internet” (Initiative for Safe Car Purchasing Online). AutoScout24 won several important awards. In 2014, AutoScout24 was ranked 10th in the Great Place to Work contest in the category “Best Employer in ITK 2014” for companies with an employee number of 101-500. Focus Money named the AutoScout24-app as the best and most customer-friendly app (study by FOCUS-MONEY “Kundenfreundliche Apps”, issue 13/2017).

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