There’s a new name for Mazda in the south with news that automotive giant Hendy Group has added the Japanese manufacturer to its expanding stable of brands.

Hendy Mazda opened its doors in Winchester at the beginning of July offering the full range of cars, servicing and aftersales advice.

"We are delighted to add Mazda to the Hendy Group,’’ said managing director Paul Hendy.

"We already have an extremely strong reputation with our Ford and Honda dealerships and look forward to repeating this success with the Mazda brand.’’

Hendy Mazda will be housed alongside Hendy Ford in Easton Lane in the city and motorists will be able to choose from the expanding range of new cars from Mazda including the Mazda3 and Mazda RX-8.

"Mazda has undergone a resurgence in recent years with a cracking line-up of cars now available and our staff have undergone rigorous training to provide the very best in aftersales support,’’ said deputy managing director Stephen Hendy.

"The range complements the Ford selection perfectly and we are expecting the opening of Hendy Mazda to put Hampshire in the driving seat when it comes to new and used Mazda sales.’’

The opening this month is marked by a range of special events and promotions as Hendy Mazda introduces the Japanese range to a new wider audience of motorists.

Mazda Sales Director Rob Lindley said the company was delighted to welcome the Hendy Group to the expanding network of Mazda dealerships.

"A company with the reputation of the Hendy Group provides an ideal partner for Mazda and for our growth plans in the UK,’’ said Lindley. "These are exciting times for the brand."

Published : 24/07/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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