MOTOR MALL will take the number of new vehicles franchises offered under its sizeable roof to 13 with the arrival of SsangYong next week.
The Korean manufacturer is known for its 4x4s and people carriers and value for money offering and is one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the UK with 28 new franchises opening over the last 18 months.
Motor Mall is the latest new franchise to open, with a demonstrator for each of model in the range expected to be on display outside the showroom by next weekend.
Motor Mall general manager Lee Arnold, who took the reins at the Mont a l’Abbe business last September, has experience of the SsangYong range from his previous role with the Motorpoint multi-franchise group in the UK.
‘In the UK, SsangYong is recognised for producing affordable 4x4s and seven-seater people carriers which make good towing cars. Price is one of their biggest selling points with nearly all the range under £20,000 and the starting from just £12,995.
‘We will have one of each model available as demonstrators. SsangYong are always reinventing themselves and in addition to the existing models, the new Tivoli is expected mid-way through the year.
‘SsangYong is in the middle of a massive push to expand the dealer network in the UK and they offer a fresh and attractive alternative for our customers.
‘They will have pride of place in front of the dealership near the customer parking area that has recently been finished.’
Lee said that Motor Mall had enjoyed a spectacular start to the year.
‘We are going from strength-to-strength and have just had the best month on record in terms of new car sales. I would like to thank our customers for their support.
‘We have noticed more people visiting the showroom and the sales figures suggest the economy is on the way up.
‘We have had encouraging sales with our other most recent franchise, Seat, and bringing SsangYong on board fits in with our company ethos of driving down the cost of motoring.
‘We are trying to create a one-stop shop with something for all customers, whatever their budget.’