I think it’s fair to say that Mitsubishi caught a lot of manufacturers on the hop with their outstanding Outlander PHEV. For MotorMartin the Outlander PHEV can be looked at as being the first vehicle to have made owning an electric car a genuine possibility for consumers, especially those that want an electric car without the range anxiety usually associated with battery power. No doubt partly due to the necessary expansion that being successful brings about, MotorMartin is pleased to announce that a new Mitsubishi dealership has opened in Bath as the brand continues to build on the growth of the last three years.
The extremely experienced Motor group, Hartwell, has added the exciting franchise to its growing business, which now has 27 franchised dealerships across 12 sites in the UK. Hartwell is joining Mitsubishi Motors in the UK at an exciting time, with the company being named the fastest-growing mainstream car brand in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Impressive.
Mitsubishi is keen to point out that Hartwell, Established in 1919, has a reputation for excellent customer service, which has led to considerable growth throughout its history. The dealership in Bath employs 50 people and sits on a two-acre site, with a five-storey building housing the showroom and state-of-the-art workshop. The large forecourt with ample customer parking accommodates a huge selection of up to 90 quality used models.
General Sales Manager Jeremy Lodge will be recruiting more sales staff to meet the anticipated demand following the official opening on Saturday, which saw the showroom host a family fun-day with traditional games including a coconut shy, face-painting and refreshments.
Jeremy said: ‘We’re delighted to join Mitsubishi and we have ambitious plans for the future. We are confident this partnership will be a successful one. Mitsubishi has seen fantastic growth in recent years and that is down to the excellent vehicles it has in its range.’
Last year saw 12 new Mitsubishi dealerships open across the UK and Hartwell is already the second new dealership to open in 2016, following SERE in Belfast last month.
Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, shared with MotorMartin that, ‘I’m delighted to welcome Hartwell to the Mitsubishi family at this exciting time. It’s fantastic to see our dealer network continue to grow and I know the team at Hartwell share our confidence in the future of this new partnership. As both a group and a dealership they enjoy an excellent reputation and we are extremely pleased to have them on board.’
According to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has been the fastest-growing mainstream car manufacturer for the past three years. The company saw sales growth in passenger cars of 44 per cent in 2015 compared with the previous year, against an overall market up by six per cent.
Leading the charge is the multi-award-winning Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) – the nation’s favourite choice of plug-in vehicle. It can travel 32½ miles in electric mode alone – more than enough to accommodate most daily average journey distances – and has an official combined fuel consumption figure of 156mpg, while CO2emissions are just 42g/km. For news regarding the latest award earned by the rater excellent PHEV checkout http://motormartin.com/2015/11/28/news-mitsubishi-outlander-phev-is-named-plug-in-vehicle-of-the-year-by-the-scotsman/.
To find out more about the range of vehicles at Hartwell Mitsubishi, phone 0844 264 3272 or visit the dealership in Newbridge Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2PP. Alternatively have a browse of their rather excellent website at http://www.hartwell.co.uk/mitsubishi/new-vehicles/.
So it’s a well deserved MotorMartin congratulations to Hartwell.
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