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The team from Car Dealer talk about the latest news and interviews in this regular podcast.

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The team from Car Dealer talk about the latest news and interviews in this regular podcast.

    Episode 12: Jim Holder talks early signs of pent up demand and whether you should buy a new car or haircut first on April 12

    Episode 12: Jim Holder talks early signs of pent up demand and whether you should buy a new car or haircut first on April 12

    This week on the podcast editorial director of Haymarket Automotive Jim Holder takes on the role of guest judge for the weekly Car Dealer new quiz.

    If you’d like to appear on the show you can email james@blackballmedia.co.uk.

    To find out more about any of the stories mentioned you can find them in chronological order (no spoilers about our favourites) below.

    Used Car Awards 2021 will be back in all their glory on November 29 hosted by Mike Brewer

    Investigation: Incentivising used electric car buyers with govt-backed interest free loans could hugely boost adoption

    Marshall and Vertu CEOs on whether to repay government cash, pent-up demand and more

    Stellantis names Alison Jones as UK boss and outlines management structure

    Van sales soar by more than a fifth in strongest February showing for 23 years

    Weakest February for new car registrations since 1959 as 35.5 per cent drop is recorded

    Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port future rests on massive taxpayer handout, warns Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares

    Corporation tax to rise to levels not seen since 2011, says chancellor

    Budget 2021: What has Rishi Sunak done for dealerships big and small?

    Cox Automotive buys Codeweavers as part of strategy to double its size by 2034

    Motors.co.uk could be sold as part of trade-off to get approval for £6.5bn merger

    Volvo to become a pure-electric brand by 2030 – and sell electric cars exclusively online

    No FCA fine for Lookers as city watchdog closes its investigation into the listed dealer group without penalty


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    Episode 11: Swansway Garages director Peter Smyth on reopening, Cazoo and test drives

    Episode 11: Swansway Garages director Peter Smyth on reopening, Cazoo and test drives

    The Car Dealer Podcast is a weekly show created by the team at Car Dealer Magazine. Presented by Rebecca Chaplin and editor-in-chief James Baggott, this week with guest judge of the quiz Peter Smyth from Swansway Garages. 

    Want to take part in a future episode? Email james@blackballmedia.co.uk.

    To find out more about any of the stories mentioned click the links below.

    SMMT calls for dealers to open ‘ideally before April 12’ as car production levels slump to 12-year low

    Peugeot unveils new logo for digital future and hopes to roll it out at dealerships by 2023

    Inchcape swings to a £128m loss as it looks to offload more car dealerships and focus on distribution

    Mitsubishi UK: No intention to change plans despite rumours of Mitsubishi U-turn in Europe

    Car dealer group pledges to shut up shop to celebrate lifting of restrictions on June 21

    Showrooms staying closed until April 12 is disappointing but not a disaster, says industry expert

    Test drives are allowed during lockdown three after legal experts receive confirmation from Trading Standards

    Cazoo makes first step towards European expansion as it snaps up German car subscription service

    Comment: April 12 reopening for car dealers moves the goalposts, but the 21-plate pent-up demand will be huge

    Cazoo remains tight-lipped after reports founder has cashed out £100m in shares already

    Shock, hope and anger: What do car dealers think of the news they’ll be shut until April 12?


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    Episode 10: Lookers to go private or will Cazoo float, while Jaguar plots EV only future

    Episode 10: Lookers to go private or will Cazoo float, while Jaguar plots EV only future

    This week James and Rebecca are joined by Vines Group managing director Sean Kelly as they discuss the top stories of the week.

    In this episode, the pair go head-to-head once again to choose the biggest stories and the Vines MD will decide who is victorious.

    If you want to find more like this, visit cardealermagazine.co.uk or all of the stories mentioned can be read in full by following the links below.

    Want to be a judge on a future show? Get in touch!

    Car industry ‘lobbying Number 10’ to be allowed to open two weeks ahead of other non essential retail

    Used car dealer Cazoo eyeing Stock Market floatation with a hope to value the business at £5bn – reports

    Could industry stalwart Tony Bramall be about to launch a bid to take car dealer group Lookers private?

    Customer complaints have quadrupled to car dealers during lockdown as employee issues rise too

    Jaguar Land Rover to axe 2,000 jobs worldwide as it restructures business

    Ford makes commitment to go all-electric in Europe by 2030

    Free delivery offer for dealers proves to be globe-busting – nearly four times over

    One in five car buyers now considering going fully electric

    How many car dealerships does each manufacturer have in the UK? Car Dealership Locations List 2021 revealed

    More than two thirds of car buyers want to visit a car dealership rather than buy online – YouGov poll

    Jaguar Land Rover will become all electric brand and retain UK plants – but Castle Bromwich faces uncertain future




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    Episode 9: Locking customers in cars and showrooms, American things and also some news

    Episode 9: Locking customers in cars and showrooms, American things and also some news

    This week Blackshaws MD Will Blackshaw joins us to talk about the biggest stories of the week. We talk about changes to his business, what he’s hoping for March and he admits some stories from the past when letting one customer in the showroom didn’t go too well. Want to find out more about these stories? We’ve listed all the ones mentioning below. 

    Volkswagen and Microsoft team up with autonomous tech development 

    Car dealerships accused of ‘imprisoning’ customers and hiding their keys until police are called

    CarShop name to be rolled out globally as Penske Automotive looks to double its used car dealerships

    Council admits car dealers were mistakenly denied access to grants while others were given support

    Bruce Springsteen’s Jeep Super Bowl advert has been pulled after drink driving arrest

    Cazoo buys vehicle reconditioning and storage specialist Smart Fleet Solutions as it looks to expand further

    David Taylor (Garages) is named top Isuzu UK dealer as it cleans up at awards ceremony

    Car dealers should be braced for return of pent-up demand, stock shortages and rising prices as Lockdown 3 ends

    Will Ferrell stars in No Way Norway Superbowl advert and he’s incredibly angry about EVs

    Hyundai-Kia and tech giant Apple cool their flirting over iCar production plan

    SMMT calls for Covid secure car dealerships to be allowed to open as critical March plate change approaches

    Hyundai-Kia close to doing a deal to build Apple Car, according to reports


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    • 48 min
    Episode 8: Our mystery guest talks mystery shopping and the positive stories of the week

    Episode 8: Our mystery guest talks mystery shopping and the positive stories of the week

    In what must be the most stories we've ever covered in 40 minutes, James and Rebecca are joined by head of Used Car Awards mystery shopping 'Joe' for this week's show.

    The stories mentioned this week are...

    Time’s up for Go Ultra Low electric car campaign after it fails to secure further funding

    Tesla Model 3 paint problems leads Elon Musk to advise people not to buy his cars as production is ramping up

    Bank of England boss predicts sharp bounce back to the economy in summer

    Van market enjoys positive start to 2021 as sales of new LCVs rise by two per cent

    Industry has reasons to be cheerful but challenges still lie ahead

    Some car dealers still offering test drives during lockdown 3 despite 90 per cent saying they’re ‘morally wrong’

    Vertu Motors issues ‘remarkable’ performance update as it expects to exceed year-end profit forecasts

    Businesses are more confident about the future than they have been for seven years, survey reveals

    Tesla recalls 135,000 cars in US over touchscreen software faults

    Audi director: High levels of savings and low levels of debt could see ‘revenge buying’ customers flood back to market

    Rollout of EV charging points ‘must increase five-fold’ before 2030 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles

    Are car dealers allowed to offer test drives during lockdown 3? Confusion mounts over legality of test drives

    Emergency call fault sees Kia issue recall for new Sorento models

    Hendy appoints King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp as Land Rover ambassador

    Buyers are comfortable spending more on used cars online in lockdown 3


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    • 40 min
    Episode 7: Hyundai's non-car ventures and we actually talk about cars for once with Mike Jones from ASE Global

    Episode 7: Hyundai's non-car ventures and we actually talk about cars for once with Mike Jones from ASE Global

    We're a car magazine for car dealers, but you may have noticed we rarely talk about actual new cars on the podcast. Well, that all changes this when, not only do we talk about at least two cars you can buy, but we also get to talk to a real life Tesla Model 3 owner. James gets very excited.

    This week ASE Global chairman Mike Jones is our judge, who takes on one of the biggest roles in the industry - choosing who knows more out of Rebecca and James. 

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    If you want to find out more about any of these stories, head to cardealermagazine.co.uk, or all of those mentioned you can find below.

    Renault Zoe knocks Tesla Model 3 off top spot to become Europe’s best-selling EV

    Coventry selected as location for world’s first flying electric car and delivery drone hub

    Wheeler Dealer star Mike Brewer to reveal winners of our Used Car Awards in a special video

    Tesla posts first ever annual profit and reveals updated Model S and X

    Cambria boss: Manufacturers need to give car dealers an easier ride in lockdown and relax their rules

    UK car production in 2020 fell to lowest level since 1984 as industry battled with lockdowns, Covid-19 and last-minute Brexit confusion

    BMW pulls covers off high-performance M5 CS super-saloon

    Customers around the world shun public transport with 1 in 2 intending to buy a new car in next 12 months

    Top 20 most searched for used electric cars revealed as Auto Trader predicts EVs to overtake combustion models by 2025

    Hyundai creates robot for automated customer services in dealer showrooms

    Honda motorbike dealer signs up for fight against Covid as it becomes temporary vaccination hub

    Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer goes to auction and sets new world record hammer price




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