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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 26, 2018

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.comPhilip 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 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.

And finally…… a @Motortrderadio exclusive interview with Jim Reid, as The IMDA are proud to announce its first ever 'Best Practice' Masterclass. Click here for tickets