Great Wall signs up two more dealers

Time 8:18 am, July 23, 2013

ccf826f4-1cbd-429b-b323-9184858508a0CHINESE car maker Great Wall has added two more dealers to its network – John Barr Cars and Cross Roads Garage Ltd.

Joining Great Wall’s established network of more than 50 outlets in the UK, John Barr, based in Dundrod, Northern Ireland, will begin with sales of the Steed pick-up and provide owners with dedicated parts and service facilities.

The family-run business was founded by John Barr in 2004 and is already well known for its quality used car sales and its service and repair centre, both of which will continue alongside its new partnership with Great Wall.

‘John Barr Cars has been following the development of Great Wall in the UK closely, even prior to launch in 2012,’ said John Barr, director.

‘Having evaluated the Steed first-hand, we are greatly impressed with its build quality and the aftercare and support that Great Wall offers; we strongly believe that it represents excellent value for money. We’re incredibly excited and proud to join Great Wall in the early stages of its history in the UK and to introduce the Steed to County Antrim.’

Meanwhile Tredington-based Cross Roads Garage Ltd has also joined the network.

The business, which is also the largest Subaru dealership group in the UK, is looking forward to selling the Great Wall Steed pick-up – the only vehicle the maker currently sells in the UK.

Cross Roads Garage managing director, Jon Mathers, said: ‘We see Great Wall as an exciting addition to our current business activities, and have high hopes for our partnership with the company – our combination of extensive experience and excellent customer service means we are perfectly placed to meet the needs of Great Wall customers.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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