The move sees Mazda join brands such as Toyota, Kia, Citroen and Honda in Vantage’s portfolio and follows hot on the heels of the acquisition of the group’s first Skoda site in Morecambe – increasing its network of sites to 22.
Vantage has opened a temporary showroom on the same site as Vantage Hyundai Oldham on Rochdale Road, and plans to build a brand new Mazda dealership later this year, representing an investment of £500,000.
The dealership, which will be branded as Vantage Mazda Oldham and is situated just off the A627, will create ten new jobs, and is expected to sell 500 new and used cars per year.
Vantage managing director Mark Robinson said: ‘We are very excited about adding Mazda to the brands we are proud to represent, and it couldn’t come at a better time as Mazda continues to evolve by adding fantastic new products.’
Vantage Motor Group was founded in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in 2003. The Group now has 22 dealerships across Northern England and the West Midlands. Turnover to the end of 2014 was £174million.
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