On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard of @COX AutomotiveUK is joined by Curtis Hutchinson chat about this week’s news as we discuss the story of the week from @AMChatter as @VolvoCars has teamed up with online retail specialist @AmazonUK in a bid to drive convenient access to its vehicles with a ‘Prime Now test drives’ initiative. Whilst @Motors.co.ukpartners with Top Gear to give its car dealer partners' stock “even greater exposure” online
@Motortrademag reports #dealers can boost their sales conversion rates by offering test drives geared towards customer usage, according to Coachworks Consulting
@AMChatter reports Auto Trader will bypass traditional auction houses in a shake-up of fleet remarketing that will enable leasing companies and larger fleet operators to sell ex-company cars direct to dealers before the vehicle is de-fleeted.
@AMChatter reports on two industry appointments, as Citroen boss Bek Hassan is leaving the UK for a new senior position in Paris with parent PSA Group. His replacement will be Karl Howkins, who is currently managing director of Opel Switzerland. And, Rawdon Glover appointed new managing director of Jaguar Land Rover UK.
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@PhilipN_auto & @curtis_hutch chat about @Facebook has signed a deal with @Motors.co.uk appearing on Marketplace and @WaylandsVolvo, the dealer group set up by ex-Ridgeway CEO @johnfohanlon1 has bought its second site, Fawcetts Garage’s Volvo in #Newbury
Britain's new car sales rose in April but car market remains in decline, sales and profits drop as Cambria rebalances its mainstream brands with luxury franchises. While Vertu Motors are 'on the front foot' despite decline in turnover and profits.
chat about this week’s news as @amchatter reports - Now Motor Retailing has gone into administration, however its five Vauxhall dealerships have been rescued by PSA's own dealer group, Go Motor Retailing, and @EdenMotorGroup, whilst @ASE_global report the average UK dealer made a profit of just under £107,000 in March, marking a fall of £7,700 from the prior year total.
@PendragonPLC appoints director to spearhead used car sales reported on @Motortradermag
@Dailymirror reports New MOT rules to be introduced on 20 May introducing new defect categories covering Minor, Major and Dangerous and stricter rules on diesel emissions.
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