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Car Dealer issue 169: Nissan UK boss Andrew Humberstone, used car prices, franchised car dealership numbers – and more

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

Time 3:04 pm, March 18, 2022

Car Dealer issue 169 is out now and it’s filled to the brim with 62 pages of automotive news, views, reviews, features and more.

What goodies have we got lined up for you? Here’s a taster…



CD 169 Interview

Nissan Motor GB managing director Andrew Humberstone sat down with James Batchelor for an in-depth chat on what makes him tick, as well as topics including agency sales.


CD 169 Investigations
We’ve got a trio of must-reads for you this month…

  • Why have used car prices gone up and can that boom continue much longer?
  • Exactly how many franchised dealerships does each manufacturer now have in the UK? Find out in our amazing exclusive
  • Why September could supplant March as THE plate-change month this year


CD 169 Features
James Batchelor takes a look at Alfa Romeo’s baby SUV the Tonale now that the full production version has been revealed.

Darren Cassey checks out the latest and upcoming computer racing games that are sure to thrill fans.

Plus there’s our regular round-up of cool items on the market, ranging from champers gifts to a rather tasty Omega watch. (And by tasty, we mean expensive.)


CD 169 Columnists

  • Associate editor James Batchelor fills in for Car Dealer founder James Baggott this month and explains why, after so many false hopes, Alfa Romeo may well have got its rebirth right this time
  • As Big Mike searches for used car stock, he finds some staggering ignorance among the great British public
  • Having written about the sort of sales people he’s worked with in the past, automotive retail consultant James Litton ponders on what they could be like in the future!


CD 169 Forecourt

The Vauxhall Grandland Plug-in Hybrid and Renault Megane E-Tech are put through their paces by motoring writers Darren Cassey and Jack Evans respectively.

Meanwhile, fellow motoring scribe Ted Welford takes the updated Kia ProCeed and our cover star, namely Mazda’s tweaked CX-5, out for a thorough road test.

What did they think of their wheels? Dive in to find out!


CD 169 Round-ups

Our four-page news digest has summaries of some of the top automotive stories, with the full-length versions just a mouse click away.

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

Also inside…

We bring you our regular finance section, with advice from First Response digital marketer Richard Pygott.

Meanwhile, the Feedback spread carries dealers’ thoughts on subjects including debit card chargebacks and the difficulties in getting parts, plus there’s our regular selection of rib-ticklers from Car Sales Memes!

This is all just a sample of what can be found in issue 169 of Car Dealer, but there’s plenty more as well – and you can read and download the 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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