New Logo and new outlook for – keeping pace with the changing times!

Published: June 01, 2023

min read has a new Logo and a campaign to complement upgrades to its website. The 25-year-old online auto marketplace is taking on newcomers like Carvana, head on!

One of the most valuable web domains in the world is – which it owns! The simple and easily searchable name is why it gets more than 60% of its site traffic organically. But auto-retailing is not as simple as it used to be. Which is why, is coming up with a new and updated logo that complements the changes it has made in its website, which is aimed at making car shopping easier for customers who do a lot of research online.

The logo update was handled internally and is its first change since was founded 25 years ago. The new campaign is called “Possibilities” with a tagline, “Where to Next.” The idea behind this is that buying a car signifies where a person goes physically and metaphorically in life, as well. In a bid to include its dealer partners, the spots show cars being driven off lots.

The new website will provide more contextual, personalized information to shoppers, including things like “a guide for the EV curious” which is meant for people toying with the idea of getting an electric vehicle. They are working on artificial intelligence tools that can respond to simple queries. is also bringing vehicle financing options under its umbrella for the first time, so customers can compare different offers from different banks and different lenders to find the best option for them. Customers can also do some research about the trade-in values of their old cars, which was made possible by their acquisition of Accu-Trade, which provides appraisal and valuation data.

According to Comscore data shared with Ad Age, had 18.4 million unique visitors in April, which beat AutoTrader (17 million) and (10.1 million)—and was well above Carvana, whose April site visits fell to 5.5 million, compared with about 8.2 million a year earlier.

What it takes to stay relevant is among some of the older car marketplaces that took a hit when the new shiny Carvanas of the world came along.

And when the pandemic hit and everyone went online, Carvana was one company that really soared. Everything else was shuttered and locked down and buyers took to online buying as the order of the day. But once things opened up, things have to be different.

Some things haven’t changed - buying a car is still a deeply personal and a huge, momentous event in a person’s life. But there is a huge – one can even say a generational sea change when it comes to the actual business of buying cars. Namely, the ‘how’! How cars are bought!

The automobile industry is one that hasn’t quite kept up with the other industries in terms of how they sold their products. The dealership model with cars on the lot is still how they do things most of the time!

Yes – many people still go to a car dealer, take a test drive, talk to the car salesperson and then buy it off the lot. But there are many others, especially the younger lot that would go online, do their research there and then buy – the actual buying also could be online! And there are those who would go hybrid - do a lot of research online and then buy the car at a physical store.

Car sellers like are waking up to this now and see the importance of creating extremely engaging customer experiences for their audiences. They need to make the journey that customers take, navigating both off and online spaces, seamless and frictionless. already has the most amazing name for its website! No wonder it gets a very high number of organic traffic. They need to capitalize on that and build on it – they need to simplify the paperwork involved and also the whole buying process. The future is definitely a transparent customer-friendly process. And is headed in the right direction – their new logo has wings that denote transparency!

Their campaign line “where to next?” must apply to them as well. They need to modernize the way they operate, take a good hard look at their business models and change things before it all becomes obsolete.

They must find ways to engage with customers right through their customer journey so they can move them through the funnel and convert them into a happy customer.

So while the new website with all the new added functionalities is great, they must keep asking themselves, “where to next?” and keep pace with the very ‘online’ expectations of the likes of Millennials and Gen Z. So now that has gotten its engine running, it’s time to step on the gas and surge ahead!


Pete Johnson

Pete is a MarTech expert guru with a knack for getting diverse MarTech solutions work for brands. He has a wealth of experience in working with a plethora of MarTech platforms that dive Personalized Omnichannel Experiences. When he's not at work, you can find him playing basketball or listening to jazz.


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