A further 10 new sales and service dealers have signed up to present SsangYong, Korea's oldest car brand, bringing to 20 the number of new dealers appointed this year. The new appointments are:
• Frasers of Falkirk, Falkirk, Scotland
• Klic Cars, Dumfries, Scotland
• Bescol Motors, Consett, County Durham
• Falmouth Garage, Falmouth, Cornwall
• lindacre Ipswich, Ipswich, Suffolk
• Minerva Cars, Bath, Avon
• SERE, Belfast, Northern Ireland
• Shukers, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
• SMC Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon
• Tanners of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
"Confidence in the SsangYong brand is unquestionably growing, and our business proposition for dealers is increasingly being recognised as these 1 0 new appointments testify", said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. "We warmly welcome each and every one to the SsangYong franchise, which has grown by 29 new dealerships in less than two years. "Our four model range has been extensively refreshed • face-lilted Korando, new Rexton W and Turismo, and greatly improved Korando Sports pick-up • offering dealers and their customers a complete range of SUV and 4x4 vehicles, plus our all-new B-segment X 100 crossover arrives mid-next year. That confidence is also translating into sales, with SsangYong now one of the fastest growing brands in the market this year." Commenting on their new sign-up to Ssangyong, Andrew Dickson, Soles Manager at Frasers of Falkirk Falkirk said:
"We signed up with SsangYong as we were impressed with the forward thinking of the SsangYong management team combined with how impressed we are with the current range which combines fantastic value for money with a class leading warranty.
"We have had nothing but positive feedback from customers so far. The caravan, equestrian and farming communities have shown a particular interest in the SsangYong range due to the excellent towing capabilities, warranty and value for money. Everyone has commented on the generous standard specification and the excellent fit and finish that all the models have.
"Our plans for the future are to work in conjunction with SsangYong UK to help grow the brand in the Falkirk and Stirlingshire area. The SsangYong range is perfect for this area. The excellent current range along with the exciting new models in the pipeline means that we are convinced that SsangYong is an excellent fit with the Frasers philosophy both now and in the future and we look forward to having a long and successful relationship with them," concluded Andrew Dickson.
Klic Cars Dealer Principal, Keith McCubbin, and Sales Manager, Grant McCubbin were also singing Ssangyong's praises:
"We decided on SsangYong because we think they are on the verge of becoming a major player in the UK.
"The models they currently have and are going to add in the near future, and with us based in a rural area, ore well suited to us and our customer needs.
"Customer feedback so far has been excellent; anybody who drives them has nothing but good comments. SsangYong as a franchise is far less demanding than most, and very easy to work with.
"If sales continue to grow as we anticipate, we have plans to open a satellite branch in Stranraer to offer our customers full coverage of the Dumfries and Galloway region."
SsangYong is actively looking for the right quality dealers to represent the brand in a number of locations. There are a number of open points across England, Scotland and Wales including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bradford, Greater Manchester, Leicester, Liverpool, London & South East, Mid & North Wales, Reading, Southampton, Teesside and Watford.
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