On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines from Motortrader.com including real life testing carried out by Which? on diesel cars that revealed big variations among leading brands.
They also discuss research from Dealerweb suggesting the average purchase price of a GAP policy was down 1% in 2016 compared to 2015.
In other news, Ford is offering its premium Vignale sub-brand to all of its 466 UK dealers having previously restricted sales to its top-end FordStore network and Porsche Centre West London has become the latest dealer to be confirmed for The London Motor Show.
They also discuss the exclusive interview with Sytner CEO Darren Edwards looking at the reasons behind the recent acquisition of the CarShop and how the group is achieving record growth.
Finally, Derek talks about his *BONUS EPISODE* which aired on Friday 24th, with Zara Ross, CEO of BEN, the Automotive industry's charity.
** BONUS EPISODE ** Announcing our new partnership, Derek interviews Zara Ross, recently appointed CEO of Ben, the automotive industry's charity. Zara and Derek discuss the work of Ben and our plans to help spread the word of this outstanding cause.
On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Derek and Philip have an exclusive interview with Daksh Gupta & Mark Raban MMH Plc PLUS we have exclusive news from MotorTrader.com and ourselves!
This week Philip is joined by David Kendrick, Partner with UHY Hacker Young Manchester LLP to discuss the headlines from MotorTrader.com. Philip and David also discuss the weeks events affecting the motor industry including the Chancellor's Budget.
On this Saturday’s episode of Motor Trade Radio, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines from Motor Trader. This week, a big story for the industry broke, when individuals responsible for car clocking offences amounting to more than seven million miles have been successfully prosecuted.
In dealer news, Inchcape turned in a strong performance in the UK and Europe in 2016 with trading profit up 9.2% to £97.1m on turnover up 14.9% to £4.06bn. And Derbyshire-based Pentagon Group turned in flat pre-tax profits of £4m (£4.2m in 2015) in 2016 on turnover of £472m (£484m).
And Vertu has issued a robust full year trading update driven by strong performances in used cars and aftersales. Whilst Ford of Britain chairman and managing director Andy Barratt is forecasting a ‘bumper’ new car sales performance for the plate-change in March.
In other news, Land Rover dealers will be selling an all-new SUV later this year when the Velar model arrives in showrooms.
Finally, Derek and Philip discuss research from cap hpi, as dealer margins came under pressure in February while finance sales boomed.