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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 24, 2016

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On this Saturday’s episode of, the last for 2016, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair are joined by Curtis Hutchinson, to discuss the headlines from

This week, an exclusive for, as Vauxhall is investigating new ways of showing its cars to potential buyers, and Inchcape UK appoints former Stratstone managing director James Brearley as its new CEO.

Demand for automotive property remains high as dealers look to 2017, and Suzuki has named its dealers of the year.

In another news, Used diesel car values have remained strong over the past year despite environmental and health concerns. Both cap hpi and auction house BCA say negative publicity surrounding diesel has not dented values.

Finally, Philip, Derek and Curtis discuss the MotorTrader TOP200Franchised Dealer Survey, as Sytner narrows gap with Pendragon.


Headlines of the week

Vauxhall investigates pop-up stores in metropolitan centres

EXCLUSIVE for MT: Volume car boss looks at new forms of retailing


Former Stratstone MD appointed to as new Inchcape CEO

Great move for Inchcape in landing James Brearley


Demand for dealer property to stay strong in 2017


Demand for automotive property remains high with property specialist Knight Frank saying most prime dealer property stayed in the sector in 2016 and achieved high prices


Suzuki names top performing UK dealers

Off to Tenerife for a few days of intensive activity…


Diesel used car values remain strong despite health concerns

Consumers not concerned about green but question is whether the Gov will change the goalpost

Sytner narrows gap with Pendragon in Motor Trader Top 200

Will there be an upset in the MT Top 200 next time with a new number one?