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Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Automotive Reviews
Registration None
Available in English
Owner Dennis Publishing
Launched October 29, 2010
Alexa rank
positive decrease 33,445 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Carbuyer is a web publication that offers car reviews, news and advice for the British market, with a focus on new rather than used cars. It was launched by Dennis Publishing in 2010, and was first published on October 29, 2010 [2][3][4][5] and is intended primarily for consumers rather than auto-enthusiasts. The site includes facts and figures from JATO allowing visitors to access specifications for every new model.[5]

Carbuyer produces its own video reviews, fronted by journalist and presenter Mat Watson and recently journalist and presenter Ginny Buckley which are published on the website and on its YouTube channel. Rebecca Jackson was a presenter however has left Carbuyer, her reviews remain on the website and YouTube page.

The website was short-listed for Launch 2011 at the AOP Awards 2011,[6] and then won Product Development of the Year (Consumer) at the PPA Data & Digital Publishing Awards 2011.[7] It was also awarded the Plain English Campaign's Internet Crystal Mark[8] in 2011.[9]

In January 2014, Carbuyer refreshed its image with a new logo, new video graphics and website design. In May 2014, Stuart Milne was appointed editor.

Carbuyer has also published a book Carbuyer's Top 100 Family Cars and in January 2014, they launched their first ever television commercial.[10]

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