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Motor Trade Radio

Motor Trade Radio is an internet-only radio show focussed around the needs of today’s franchised and independent car dealerships. Downloadable to iPhone / iPad (iOS), desktop and android devices, it brings a daily blend of expert opinion, industry news, top tips and entertainment wrapped up in a chat-show style platform. Each episode is just 20-30 minutes long, so busy dealers can even listen to it on their way to work.

Feb 4, 2017

This Saturday on, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson to discuss the week’s headlines from

This week, West Country Ford dealer Foray Motor Group is taking delivery of 350 extra Fiesta and Ka+ models worth £4m to pre-empt the new VED changes that take effect in 1 April, and Volkswagen is facing another group action in the UK over the emissions' issue.

Dealer group bosses are lobbying MPs next week to highlight the importance of the car retailing sector to the economy following the vote to leave the EU.

In another news, January saw a dip in the number of dealers reporting a monthly footfall increase in comparison to twelve months ago in the latest cap hpi report, and Hyundai has announced details of the first two customers to buy cars on its new 'Click to Buy' online platform.

Porsche has launched the first pop-up Porsche Life store in the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds, which is open until 16 March.

Finally, Curtis Hutchinson, Editor at shares his observations from the recent NADA convention in New Orleans.