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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

Dec 16, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of, Philip Nothard of COX Automotive joined by Curtis Hutchinson, editor at to discuss the latest headlines, as pre-tax profits up 9.9% to £1.07bn amongst the UK’s biggest franchised dealer groups and Sytner, UK’s biggest dealer group consolidates its used-car business with second car supermarket purchase.

Meanwhile the Finance & Leasing Association reports finance sales now tracking -6% down year on year. 

Cox Automotive releases positive trading figures for November, as trade and retail demand holding up as sector hold for seasonal slowdown. As, Ford extends scrappage scheme for cars and vans into Q1 2018.
And finally, a shout out about Ben’s Industry Leadership Challenge as the baton has been passed to Andy Bruce at Lookers, who will be organising a zero emissions tour of all 150+ Lookers in the UK and Ireland.