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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

May 13, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.comPhilip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of They discuss the latest headlines including the exclusive news that Vertu Motors has launched an online used car sales platform and a round-up of the second annual dealer-led London Motor Show 2017.

Plus, Motor Trader has revealed the finalists for the 2017 Motor Trader Awards. A team of roving judges will be visiting the shortlisted companies and will report their findings back to the judging panel. 

In other news, Vertu Motors has achieved record turnover and profit for the year ended 28 February, whilst Lookers’ used car business boomed in the first quarter with turnover increasing by 30% and Cambria Automobiles turned in a strong first half with underlying pre-tax profits up 21.7% to £5.6m.

The pair have a shout out to join the first ever webinar at 4pm on the 19th May, explaining why Facebook ads will work for your dealership click here

And finally, according to research from cap-hpi, the majority of dealers will not be sourcing more used hybrid or electric vehicles as a result of the growing negativity towards diesel in the media.