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Out now: Car Dealer 177 features Lamborghini’s boss, Farewell to the Fiesta, UCA shortlist and more!

Our latest interactive and digital edition of the magazine is free to read AND download!

Time 8:00 am, November 18, 2022

Car Dealer issue 177 is out now – and we’ve got a host of goodies for you as always!

Here’s a sample of what’s in the December 2022 edition, which is free to read and download.


CD 177 Interview Winkelmann

Ted Welford caught up with Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann at the Urus Performante launch to find out why the supercar manufacturer is content to keep its customers waiting for their vehicles.

The host of topics that the duo covered also included the brand’s future plans as well as electrification.


CD 177 Dashboard image

It can be seen as the elephant in the room but the state of employees’ mental health is a very real thing. We look at the important work being done to remove the stigma.

As the Ford Fiesta prepares to bow out after more than four decades, associate editor James Batchelor takes a trip down memory lane for a fond look back at this true icon of motoring.

Meanwhile, editor-in-chief James Baggott examines the latest quarterly figures for used car sales, which saw their second consecutive drop. It wasn’t all bad news, though…

Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2022

CD 177 UCA 2022

Our industry-leading annual event draws ever nearer – and the shortlist of contenders has been decided. Who’s in the running for one of our much-coveted trophies this year? All the names are here!

The event itself, sponsored by Black Horse, takes place at The Brewery in London on Monday, November 28 and is the perfect way for the automotive industry to start its Christmas celebrations. Want to get last-minute tickets? Simply email [email protected] for details.


CD 177 Forecourt

We feature a fab four road tests this month, with James Baggott given a sneak preview of the BMW i7 as well as getting behind the wheel of the refreshed BMW X7.

Meanwhile, Jack Evans tries the new Nissan X-Trail for size and James Batchelor puts the Mk8 Vauxhall Astra through its paces to see if it can take its place at the top of the hatchback tree at last.


CD 177 Columnists

  • Our popular mystery columnist Big Mike managed to embarrass himself recently while trying to start a long-dormant S-Type
  • James Batchelor, meanwhile, says manufacturers mess around with model names – especially much-loved ones – at their peril


CD 177 Round ups

Our regular four-page news digest contains summaries of a host of the top automotive stories, with the full-length versions available by clicking on them.

There are business and supplier updates as well, plus a look at what car manufacturers have been up to recently.

Data Files

CD 177 Data File

Don’t forget our monthly statistics presentations of the latest new car and LCV sales. Plus we always bring you a directory of selected suppliers – very useful to have at your fingertips.

Also inside…

In our regular finance section, First Response digital marketer Richard Pygott draws a comparison between the engines in cars on dealership forecourts and the mental well-being of dealership employees.

Meanwhile, this month’s Feedback features a dealer seeking advice on finding large amounts of decent stock that can return a decent margin. There’s also another crop of rib-tickling car industry memes, as well as a timely update on Tucson Prime – the stray dog who stole the collective hearts of staff at a Hyundai dealership in Brazil.

Please sir, I want some more…

And by jiminy, you shall have it! The above is just a taste of what’s in issue 177 of Car Dealer – and you can read and download the entire magazine for free via Issuu.

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Car Dealer has been covering the motor trade since 2008 as both a print and digital publication. In 2020 the title went fully digital and now provides daily motoring updates on this website for the car industry. A digital magazine is published once a month.

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