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Out now: Car Dealer 179 features our Car Dealer Live conference, Laura Brailey interview, 2022’s manufacturer losers and more!

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

Time 9:49 am, January 20, 2023

Car Dealer’s first edition of 2023 is available now – and it’s full of fantastic content!

Issue 179 is free to read and download – here’s a taster of what we’ve got for you.

Car Dealer Live conference

CD 179 Car Dealer Live Conference

We’re holding our inaugural Car Dealer Live conference in March, with top insights into the future of the retail industry. Find out more about it and how to get tickets. You really can’t afford to miss out on it!


CD 179 Interview

Mazda Motors UK head of retail operations Laura Brailey has been chatting to us about how the manufacturer is tackling problems within the industry that are caused by gender imbalance and a lack of diversity. It’s a must-read!


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Now that 2022 is firmly behind us, we look at the major losers among the manufacturers last year.

And with 2023 stretching ahead, we also ask if the recent good times for the used car industry could come to an end this year.

Tesla has been causing ructions within the industry once again – we examine what’s been going on and the implications.


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Four new models are put to the test in this issue, as our expert motoring writers James Batchelor, Jack Evans and Ted Welford hit the road with the BMW X1, Grand Tourneo Connect (the firstborn of the new alliance between Ford and VW), Citroen e-C4 X and Honda Civic Type R.

Find out exactly what they thought of them in this section.


CD 179 Features

Are there any upcoming cars this year that you simply can’t wait to get your hands on? Yup, we thought so – the same goes for us!

We’ve selected 10 that we’re anticipating with relish – do any of them match your highly desirables?

Over the page, we also check out some of the latest seriously cool products that are hitting the market at prices right across the spectrum.


CD 179 Columnists

  • Editor-in-chief James Baggott reflects on how badly some organisations behaved during the pandemic, as he also looks forward with optimism to our inaugural Car Dealer Live conference
  • Automotive retail consultant James Litton casts his experienced eye over the thorny issue of supply levels – currently the bane of dealers’ lives – and gives some valuable insight
  • Meanwhile, on a lighter note, our mystery car dealer columnist Big Mike remembers a curious disappearing act involving a VW that he borrowed from his lot for a family holiday abroad…


CD 179 Round ups

Our four-page news digest has some of the best automotive stories in bite-sized form – including exclusives! You can also read the full versions of the articles by clicking on the boxes.

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 tells how embracing change can work wonders.

Meanwhile, in this month’s Feedback, dealers don’t have much time for Cazoo. There are also more car industry memes taking a humorous look at the workplace.

This is just a taste of what’s in issue 179 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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