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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 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.