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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

Jan 21, 2017

On this week’s Philip Nothard and Jim Reid from JimReidVehiclesales discuss the week’s headlines from

As College Harwoods Group plans to buy land from Chichester College for a new Jaguar Land Rover business in Pulborough, Philip and Jim look at the novel ways dealer groups are locating land for new showrooms.

They also discuss new research by Marketing Delivery that claims dealers are missing key data out on a third of their customer aftersales records. And new research into 1,000 motorists by the NFDA that shows buyers are increasingly prepared to buy cars online when they are backed up by the reassurance of a franchised dealer.

In another news, Volvo Car UK will launch an online car sales channel in Q2 as part of a strategic move to significantly grow UK sales to become the biggest market in Europe, and Swansway Motor Group is dropping its Swansway Select non franchise used car branding and replacing it with Swansway Motor Match.

Plus, the NFDA has welcomed the Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech outlining the government’s negotiating objectives for exiting the EU.

Finally, legal firm Lawgistics says it has seen a number of dealers on the wrong side of the law when facing test drive speeding tickets.