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Car Dealer Power 2013 – the winners

Time 8:43 am, June 13, 2013

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MORE than 2,500 dealers have had their say – and now we can reveal the results of the Car Dealer Power Awards 2013, held in association with GEN-3.

Held at the top of Portsmouth’s stunning Spinnaker Tower, representatives from motor trade suppliers and car manufacturers collected their awards last night.

The gongs are unique in the motor trade as they are voted for by dealers across the UK. This year more than 2,500 dealers voted to name the industry’s finest.

The winners and high commended winners are listed below – a full report will be published in Issue 65 of Car Dealer, out July 19.

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9029580101_5e812f6893Car Dealer Power Best Manufacturer of the Year


Car Dealer Power Car of the Year

Range Rover

Best Manufacturer Marketing Initiative 

Renault Clio Va Va Voom video

Manufacturer Initiative of the Year

Ford Ecoboost

Extra Mile


Newcomer of the Year


Innovation of the Year

CAP Black Book Live


Winner: Car Care Plan

Highly Commended: Autoprotect, Warrantywise


Winner: Autoprotect

Highly Commended: Santander, Mapfre Abraxas

Web Design – Franchised

Winner: GForces

Highly Commended: Spidersnet, Starkwood Media Group 

9029569291_0d125c9472_zWeb Design – Independent

Winner: Razsor

Highly Commended: GForces, Starkwood Media Group

Search Engine Optimisation Services

Winner: Bluesky

Highly Commended: Novus Digital, Polk

Dealer Marketing Agency

Winner: Golley Slater

Highly Commended: ATAP, GForces

Prime Finance

Winner: Black Horse

Highly Commended: Barclays, Santander

Sub Prime Finance

Winner: First Response

Highly Commended: DSG Financial Services

Finance Tools Provider of the Year

Winner: MotoNovo

Highly Commended: Black Horse, DealTrak 123

Finance Marketing Scheme

Winner: Peugeot ‘Just Add Fuel’

Highly Commended: Mini, Citroen

Online Advertising (New Cars)

Winner: Auto Trader

Highly Commended: Carsite, Really Good Domains

Online Advertising (Used Cars)


Highly Commended: Auto Trader, Pistonheads

Dealer Friendly Advertising Portals

Winner: Auto Trader

Highly Commended: Contract Hire and Leasing, Carsite

9029559727_6cbcde0c90Specialist Online Advertising Site

Winner: Contract Hire and Leasing

Highly Commended: ALD Automotive, Gumtree

Used Car Valuation Services

Winner: Glass’s

Highly Commended: CAP, HPI

Provenance Checks

Winner: HPI

Highly Commended: Experian, CDL


Winner: Castrol

Highly Commended: Mobil 1, Shell


Winner: Perfect Placement

Highly Commended: JGA, Hays

Paint Protection

Winner: GEN-3 Glasscoat

Highly Commended: Supagard, GardX


Winner: Douglas Stafford

Highly Commended: Motiv8, Martec Europe

Online Remarketing

Winner: Manheim

Highly Commended: BCA, Autotrade-mail

Physical Auctions

Winner: BCA

Highly Commended: Central Car Auctions, Manheim

9029778903_92f3c8b39bTrade-to-Trade Lead Remarketing

Winner: Autotrade-mail

Highly Commended: Dealer Auction, EAMA

Consumer Lead Generation

Winner: The Auto Network

Highly Commended:, Contract Hire and Leasing

DMS Systems

Winner: ADP

Highly Commended: Dealer Web, Gemini

Car Dealer Power – where the manufacturers finished

1. Toyota
2. Kia
3. Hyundai
4. Ford
5. Volkswagen
6. Land Rover
7. Skoda
8. Nissan
9. Honda
10. Suzuki
11. Seat
12. Renault
13. Mazda
14. Mitsubishi
15. Mini
16. Dacia
17. Audi
18. BMW
19. Fiat
20. Citroen
21. Peugeot
22. Vauxhall
23. Isuzu
24. Chevrolet
25. Lexus
26. Proton
27. Lotus
28. MG
29. Chrysler


James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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