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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.

Mar 25, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines from including real life testing carried out by Which? on diesel cars that revealed big variations among leading brands.
They also discuss research from Dealerweb suggesting the average purchase price of a GAP policy was down 1% in 2016 compared to 2015.

In other news, Ford is offering its premium Vignale sub-brand to all of its 466 UK dealers having previously restricted sales to its top-end FordStore network and Porsche Centre West London has become the latest dealer to be confirmed for The London Motor Show.

They also discuss the exclusive interview with Sytner CEO Darren Edwards looking at the reasons behind the recent acquisition of the CarShop and how the group is achieving record growth.

Finally, Derek talks about his *BONUS EPISODE* which aired on Friday 24th, with Zara Ross, CEO of BEN, the Automotive industry's charity.