Mitsubishi’s top UK dealers revealed

Time 6:00 am, March 24, 2015

150319 - Mitsubishi Awards - The Grove Hotel - 0755MITSUBISHI’S top UK dealers have been unveiled in a glittering awards ceremony.

Devonshire Motors in Barnstaple, Devon, and Firs Garage in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, were jointly named Dealer of the Year, with Livery Dole in Exeter, Devon, taking the runner-up spot. It was the second year in a row that Firs was awarded the title and the second consecutive year that Livery Dole was highly commended.

Humphries & Parks in West Malling, Kent, and Luscombe Motors in Leeds, West Yorkshire, both received New Dealer of the Year accolades, with Autoecosse in Dundee carrying away the runner-up trophy in this category.

In addition, the Cheltenham & Gloucester and North City Autos dealerships, in Staverton and Chingford respectively, were each given long-service awards for 30 years with Mitsubishi, while Gallaghers of Warrington and Devonshire Motors each received long-service awards for 25 years.

The black-tie awards were held as part of Mitsubishi Motors’ annual conference for its UK dealers, held at The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire.

Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors’ UK managing director, said: ‘All these dealerships can be justifiably proud of their awards. They are shining beacons for the Mitsubishi brand and I’m delighted they’re getting this recognition, which they richly deserve. My congratulations to them all.’

Mitsubishi Motors’ UK passenger car sales for February were 178 per cent up on the same month last year against a market that was up 12 per cent, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

By the end of this month, sales of the plug-in hybrid SUV the Outlander PHEV will have passed the 10,000 mark, less than a year after its launch.

Sales of the ASX active sports crossover were up 92 per cent up year to date.

Pictured from the left are: Autoecosse dealer principal Tim Hancock; Firs Garage dealer principal Dean Wood; Devonshire Motors dealer principal Nathan Tomlinson; Mitsubishi Motors’ UK managing director Lance Bradley; Livery Dole managing director Hayden Williams; Tim Bagnall, managing director of CCR Mitsubishi, which owns the Cheltenham & Gloucester dealership; Humphries & Parks dealer principal Marcus Joy; Luscombe Motors dealer principal Robin Luscombe

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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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