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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 30, 2017

Derek & Phil chat about their week, the headlines from MotorTrader.com and invite Andy Conde - General Manager, Group Auctioneers Manheim UK for an exclusive interview.

Sep 24, 2017

Philip Nothard interviews Sally Owens, Head of Sales at Promotor Group. Sally shares why it was created, what it does and where listeners can find out more and discuss opportunities. Sally also shares some of the feedback they have received and what the future looks like.

Sep 23, 2017

This week Phil is joined by Derek after a few weeks absence. The lads discuss Arnold Clark, Marshall’s, Pendragon, Lookers, the Motor Trader used cars special report and the resignation of Paul Williams from his role as CEO at SsangYong GB.

Sep 16, 2017

Philip Nothard and Curtis Hutchinson of Motortrader.com discuss the latest headlines, including a certain Philip Nothard being appointed head of external relations of Cox Automotive UK

Sep 10, 2017

Philip Nothard, interviews Ian Ferguson, Co-Founder of Auto Approval (and David Carruthers Co-Founder)   Ian shares the whys, what’s and where’s of pending exciting launch of Auto Approval and remarketing plans with Autorola. More importantly how it works, the relationship between the dealers and manufacturers, the team and funding behind it and short and long-terms plans.

Sep 9, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Curtis Hutchinson of Motortrader.com to discuss the latest headlines, Renault, Nissan, Kia, Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Abarth have become the latest brands to announced scrappage schemes in the UK to boost sales in the September plate-change and the final quarter of 2017.

 

Whilst, New car registrations fell for the fifth consecutive month in August, down -6% to 76,433 units; year-to-date the market is down -2.4%, with 1,640,241 registered, according to figures from the SMMT.

 

In other news, Kia is the most highly rated franchise by dealers in the latest Summer NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey, scoring 9.2 points. And, the majority of dealers are dissatisfied with the new car volume sales targets being imposed by carmakers as they move into the September plate-change.

 

is piloting virtual reality technology to enable customers to view dealer showrooms on Facebook. The 3D virtual showroom technology has been developed by Radar Video and has been developed to boost dealers’ social media marketing enquiries and sales.

 

And finally, is opening what it claims to be the world’s smallest car dealership, in a London phone box, in a move to promote its Order Online car buying platform. Whilst, Cambria has reported it is trading in line with expectations for the 11 months to 31 July 2017.

 

A shout out, to the Jaguar Land Rover Channel Swim Challenge has raised £185,000 for motor industry charity Ben - Jeremy Hicks, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, swam the English Channel, along with 13 of his colleagues in 16.5 hours in a two-team relay on Thursday 24 August.

 

The Motor Trader Summit has been awarded continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation by the Institute of the Motor Industry.

Sep 3, 2017

Philip Nothard, interviews Andrew Duthie, Director at A for Audi Express Ltd.  Andrew shares the why, what’s and where’s of their recent launch of Express Ltd and partnership with QParks, along with the results of the survey which highlighted a potential opportunity for such an operation, as consumers become ever increasingly time poor. 

Sep 2, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Curtis Hutchinson of Motortrader.com to discuss the latest headlines, as the SMMT has taken the unusual step of reissuing its used car sales figures for Q2, and recalculated figures revealed, that UK used car transactions experienced a decline of just -0.7% instead of the previously quoted -13.5%. 

Whilst, a survey by Warrantywise of 1,320 people showed that repair garages – independents and franchised dealers – beat estate agents into first place, with plumbers taking the third spot.

In other news, Hyundai is the latest carmaker to launch a scrappage scheme with dealers offering between £1,545 and £5,000 on trade-ins across its model range.

Handy Motorsport has joined forces with the Alfa Romeo Dealer Council to bring the brand back to the British Touring Car Championship in 2018.

And finally, the most popular time for making an online enquiry about a new or used car purchase is between 10.00am and 11.00am, according to new consumer research from showroom system specialist Dealerweb. And, Lookers is opening its second multi-franchise used car centre in Motherwell on 1 September. The opening comes just four weeks after the dealer group opened its first Lookers Outlet in Gateshead ahead of a planned national rollout.

A shout out, as dealers have already started signing up for the inaugural Motor Trader Summit taking place on 21 November at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium.

The special one-day event, which is free to dealers, is themed around Boosting Dealer Profitability in 2018 with a series of best practice speaker sessions covering the forthcoming GDPR rules, online customer reviews and social media marketing.

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