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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

Feb 25, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines from This week a new survey from cap hpi showed dealers believe car buyers are unaware of the implications of the changes being introduced to the way Vehicle Excise Duty. Also, is to launch into the UK online car classified market over the next few weeks.

In manufacturer news, Volkswagen has appointed Matt Benns as head of customer quality and network development and SsangYong has added three new dealers to its dealer network.

And the booming car finance market helped Black Horse turn in a strong performance in 2016 with turnover up 20% to £10.9bn. In other news, Arnold Clark continues to expand its Motorstore used car offer with the opening of a new site York.

Finally, Derek and Philip discuss Volkswagen's programme to fix diesel cars impacted by the emissions crisis, and the growth in demand for electric cars.