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Out now: Car Dealer 178 features full UCA coverage, the Top 100 most profitable UK dealers, Ora’s Funky Cat and more!

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

Time 12:40 pm, December 20, 2022

The latest magazine is a bumper one – and it’s free to read and download!

Issue 178 of Car Dealer has 96 pages (that’s right – 96!). Here’s a taster of what’s between the covers.

Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2022

CD 178 UCA

Our annual Used Car Awards, sponsored by Black Horse, shone the spotlight once again on this backbone of the UK automotive industry.

Hundreds gathered at The Brewery in London to find out the winners of the 31 categories – chosen after an intensive judging process.

The magazine devotes a whopping 52 pages to the event, with full picture coverage of the night – from the pre-awards VIP drinks to the fun casino and everything in between!

Car Dealer Top 100

CD 178 Top 100

We exclusively reveal the UK’s franchised and independent dealerships that made the most profit, using the latest figures available. And editor-in-chief James Baggott talks to the man in charge of the one that scored the biggest success.


CD 178 Dashboard

In another exclusive, we lift the lid on business practices being carried out by Stellantis that have left dealers fuming.

Meanwhile, associate editor James ‘Batch’ Batchelor has penned an absorbing feature about GWM Ora’s UK dealership plans. (There’s more Ora below…)

And find out just why the forthcoming expansion of London’s ULEZ is something of a curate’s egg when it comes to used cars.


CD 178 Forecourt

With so much to cram in this particular edition of the magazine this month, we only had room for one road test – and what a car!

Batch took the Funky Cat out for a spin. Crazy by name, but is GWM Ora’s new electric hatchback crazy by nature? Find out here!


CD 178 Columnists

  • Our popular mystery columnist Big Mike remembers how a particularly slippery car dealer of his acquaintance finally got his come-uppance
  • Batch, meanwhile, looks back on the whirlwind year that was 2022


CD 178 Round up

Our regular news digest has had to be trimmed back to two pages so the magazine can accommodate everything else, but it still has some of the best automotive stories. You can read the unexpurgated versions by clicking on them.

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

Also inside…

In our regular finance section, First Response digital marketer Richard Pygott and underwriter Kirk Moss talk about the importance of real people making real decisions.

Meanwhile, this month’s Feedback features dealers bemoaning the decline in diesel sales. There are also more car industry memes to raise a (knowing?) laugh.

Is there anything else?

Of course! We take a look at some of the latest cool products and give you a round-up of our podcasts and Car Dealer Live interviews.

Phew! What a lot we’ve got for you there! Don’t forget, though, this is just a taste of what’s in issue 178 of Car Dealer – and you can read and download the entire magazine for free via Issuu.

How to read the magazine

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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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