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Car Dealer issue 157: Daksh Gupta & Robert Forrester interview, UCA 2021 launch and new BMW M3

Time 11:20 am, March 22, 2021


We’ve got some real big hitters in the new edition of Car Dealer – and we’re not just talking industry executives!

Issue 157 is crammed with news, views, reviews, interviews and much more. Here’s just a taste of what’s in the latest interactive and free digital edition of the magazine…


Car Dealer 157 features

Supercars and grand tourers aren’t really designed for the daily grind but McLaren reckons its GT offers more usability than you’d expect, and Jack Evans was more than happy to be the judge of that.

It’s the hot topic that’s only going to increase in temperature the closer we get to the 2030 ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars. We’re referring to electric vehicles of course, and we shine the spotlight on 10 brands that car dealers need to be aware of.

We also highlight some car-centred items aimed at brightening your day – as well as emptying your wallet rather spectacularly in one particular instance!


Car Dealer 157 investigations

A Car Dealer exclusive! We reveal exactly how many dealerships each manufacturer has in the UK in our locations list for 2021!

We also take a fresh look at used supercars – in particular, the ones predicted to rise in value the most between now and 2024.


And if you thought the 11th-hour tariff-free deal agreed with the EU was the bee’s knees then you really need to read this hard-hitting look at the havoc that it’s caused in the aftersales sector.


Car Dealer 157 interviews
In a major scoop, we managed to get Daksh Gupta and Robert Forrester – the bosses of, respectively, Marshall Motor Group and Vertu Motors – together for a special discussion on Car Dealer Live. Well, they were ‘virtually’ together… (Or should that be ‘Vertu-ly’ in the case of Mr F?)

Among the topics they chatted about were government support, pent-up demand, multi-franchising – and whether they could ever work together!


Car Dealer 157 forecourts

We’ve got quite the quintet of cars put to the test this month!

Our four-wheeled cover stars the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Audi e-tron GT and all-new BMW M3 join the reworked Renault Megane and lighter, less powerful Toyota Supra as they’re put through their paces by Jack Evans, Darren Cassey and Ted Welford.


Car Dealer 157 columns

Car Dealer founder James Baggott yields to no one in his admiration for Apple, so he’s super-excited at the news – OK, rumour – that the tech behemoth’s long-thought-dead plans for a car appear to have been revived.

It’s being widely said that things will never go back to normal after the pandemic, but our mystery man of the automotive industry Big Mike begs to differ and he has some very wry words to say on the topic.

You won’t be able to tell from his headshot but automotive retail consultant James Litton’s eyebrows are raised at what he perceives are Cazoo’s rather lofty impression of itself.


Car Dealer 157 round-ups

We’ve squeezed some of the biggest stories from the automotive world into our four-page news digest – and by some very clever science, courtesy of digital publishing, you can click through to the full version on our website!

There’s also news from the business world as well as the supplier sector, and we take a look at what other interviewees have been saying on Car Dealer Live, plus give you a peek at what manufacturers have got in store.

Used Car Awards 2021

Car Dealer 157 UCA 2021

No sooner had the digital dust settled on our online ceremony for 2020 than we set our mind to this year’s event – and there’s some very exciting news where that’s concerned!

Yes, it’s all systems go for the Car Dealer Used Car Awards’ triumphant return to The Brewery in central London, where everyone will be able to party like it’s 2019 (assuming the government’s roadmap out of the restrictions goes to plan), as we celebrate the best of the best among this backbone of the industry.

Sponsors have been flocking to put their name to the event, and you can find out more in this two-page spread.

This is all just a taster of what’s available in our 68-page edition, which is available to read 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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