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Motor Trade Radio is a weekly podcast, powered by MOTORS, focused on the needs of today’s franchised and independent car dealerships, as well as suppliers and OEMs. Available to stream wherever you are, it presents a blend of industry headlines, interviews, expert opinion, top tips and entertainment wrapped up in a chat-show style platform. Join co-hosts Philip Nothard and Curtis Hutchinson for #AllTheChatterThatMatters

May 27, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of They discuss the latest headlines, including the exclusive news that Auto Trader has terminated its contract to supply a stock feed to MotoNovo’s forthcoming FindAndFundMyCar classified website.

Ford is aiming to boost all-makes parts and servicing sales for dealers with the launch of the Omnicraft range of parts, whilst Vauxhall has relaunched its £2,000 Scrappage Allowance promotion for certain models ordered and registered before 30 June.

In other news, according to Jato Dynamics, April new car registrations dip 7% in Europe and JCT600 has recorded record turnover but a fall in profits for the year-ended 31 December 2016 citing the impact of pre-registered cars on new and used prices in the wider market.

Cap hpi revealed a year on year 5% increase in pre-registered cars in May. The automotive data experts studied 17 plate and 16 plate used vehicles advertised on digital platforms.

And finally, an exclusive interview with Alastair Campbell, Founder of Carsnip, sharing his views of the benefit of clicks and making clicks more valuable.