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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

Oct 21, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.comPhilip Nothard of COX Automotive joined by Curtis Hutchinson, editor at to discuss the latest headlines, Lance Bradley to step down as MD of Mitsubishi UK in 2018 and to launch Price & Go part-exchange and disposal service.

Vertu Motors is poised to support its online used car buying service with an “aggressive” marketing campaign following its soft launch in May.

In other news, Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance arm, has announced that its cars, which go into production in 2019, will be configured and ordered online using an app or online portal. Less than 2% of the total value of car finance arranged via dealers is provided by companies specialising in the sub-prime segment, that’s the conclusion of a new report from Apex Insight.

And finally, a survey carried out by Cox Automotive found that nearly nine out of 10 dealers plan to review their fuel profiles in 2018 in response to consumer uncertainties around diesel.

Plus, shout-out for the SMTA dinner and Motor Trader Summit in November, and an exclusive interview with Sam Watkins, Sales & Marketing Director at CW Walton (Bruntingthorpe), discussing with Philip, the relaunch of the VRA and the forthcoming Seminar.