The Manchester independent retailer, Bauer Millett, last week signed contracts with GM UK to secure approved dealer status for the legendary Cadillac and Corvette brands. It has been an official HUMMER dealer since August 2007.
Bauer Millett is the only independent dealer among the five retail sites in the UK representing the three iconic American car brands from GM. The others are located in central London, Reading, Birmingham, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Mitch Millett, Managing Director for Bauer Millett, said: “We’re delighted to officially add the Cadillac and Corvette ranges to the HUMMER 4x4 models in our showroom. We’ve had an involvement with Cadillac and Corvette for over 20 years, but this a very exciting time for all three of these GM brands. With the strongest ever product line-up in the UK, we’re confident of significantly growing sales volumes in 2008 with fresh models that feature world-class quality, refinement and driving experiences.”
Steve Catlin, Operations Manager for Cadillac, Corvette and HUMMER in the UK, commented: “We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Bauer Millett in the past and are very pleased that we can bring our relationship closer. With a more comprehensive support structure from GMUK provided by this new agreement, and an exceptional range of new outstanding products, Cadillac, Corvette and HUMMER in the north-west are better placed than ever before to compete with established premium brands.”
Cadillac’s right-hand drive UK line-up features the midsize BLS saloon and BLS Wagon, the forthcoming CTS executive saloon, the versatile, all-wheel drive SRX, and the rear-wheel drive STS luxury saloon. The commanding and globally recognised Escalade SUV completes the full model range.
The iconic Corvette two-seater sports car is available in both coupe and convertible forms. The C6 boasts a 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 435bhp while the race-bred Z06, the fastest and most powerful production car ever offered by General Motors, has a 7.0-litre V8 engine developing 512bhp.
The two HUMMER models, the H2 and the recently introduced more compact H3, each remain true to the rugged brand’s imposing presence and legendary performance both on- and off-road.Published 22 December 2007