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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

Dec 9, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.comPhilip Nothard of COX Automotive joined by Curtis Hutchinson, editor at to discuss the latest headlines, as SMMT report that the new car market falls for the eighth consecutive month with diesel demand down 30%, along with Van sales falling -11% across the board with small LCVs hit hardest. 

Franchised dealers go into the red in October reports ASE, as the average dealer site made £2,000 loss as return on sales fell to 1.01% in the rolling year.

Pendragon to reduce Stratstone premium brand locations, the dealer group will reduce its premium brand outlets over the next three years and is selling its US business. Aberdeen's John Clark Group acquires Morrisons of Stirling, as the dealer group grows with the acquisition of their Jaguar and Seat business.

And finally, a survey finds buyers spend more time researching holidays than cars, Black Horse surveys 2,000 buyers showing more time is spent on holiday choice than researching a car.