THE Pentagon Motor Group is taking on two additional Peugeot locations – doubling its representation with the French manufacturer.
The dual-franchise site in Barnsley will become the main Peugeot dealership for the area with immediate effect, running alongside a Nissan showroom and replacing the Fiat franchise, which will be fully closed by the end of the month – the last of its Fiat car dealerships. Meanwhile, its Lincoln multi-franchise site will add the French brand from the start of September.
Pentagon Motor Group managing director David Lewis, pictured, said: ‘We have watched Peugeot developing steadily in the UK, with new models in important sectors and strong credentials in the electric/hybrid sector.
‘Its ascendancy is clearly shown by recent recognition such as its JD Power 2019 survey win as Most Dependable Brand.
‘We see it as a manufacturer with the desire and ability to keep growing, and we are very happy to be in a position to join it on that journey. We already have Peugeot franchise locations in Burton and Scunthorpe, so these additions double our interests.’
David Peel, managing director of the Peugeot Motor Company, said: ‘At Peugeot, we look for dealer partners who understand our ethos and want to work to our standards. They are the public face of our brand with customers, so it is very important that they believe both in our products and our values. We see Pentagon as an ideal partner in all these regards and look forward to sharing in their success as we move forward together.’
Pentagon, which is part of Motus Group (UK), added three Ford sites and a Vauxhall dealership to its car interests earlier this year. It now operates 50 franchise outlets across a range of major vehicle manufacturers, with 26 sites across the East Midlands, north-west of England, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.