Cox reorganizes automotive businesses; acquisitions likely to join AutoTrader.com by Sharon Hill in Automotive, Marketplace 28 Aug 2014 AutoTrader Group has been one of the most acquisitive of automotive service providers, with the flagship AutoTrader.com enhancing its own consumer search and dealer lead-generation services by way of vendor and platform buys. With the recent announcement of the new Cox Automotive, however, AutoTrader Group This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share autotrader groupautrader.comcox automotivekelley blue bookManheim Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.