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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.

Jun 24, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines, including the recent popular subject that Pentagon has hit out at some carmakers who are putting dealers under pressure with their volume targets.

Whilst, the majority of dealers (76%) said they expected profits to drop or remain static for the year, an increase of 20 percentage points over 2016, according to the second annual MHA Motor Dealer report.

In other news, Volkswagen UK is to open its first store next month in the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham.

Trust Ford general manager in Epsom Lucy Curtis has been named most inspirational British woman in retail in the Autocar Great British Women in the Automotive Industry.

And, Marshall Motor Group has signed a deal to use a range of data from cap hpi, plus the value of part-exchange vehicles dropped 3.4% to £10,666, according to analysis of 500 dealers carried out by enquiryMAX.

And finally, Philip interviews Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director at BEN Automotive Industry Charity.  on theSunday bonus episode.