Mitsubishi Motors in the UK have announced the opening of a new dealership in Chepstow. Racecourse Mitsubishi becomes operational 17th June 2002.

The new dealership is situated at Racecourse Garage, in St. Lawrence Road, right opposite the gates of Chepstow Racecourse. These unique premises were purchased in 1991 by brothers Neil and Philip Putterill, who originally started their motor trade business some 35 years ago.

Still a family concern to this day, the introduction of Mitsubishi sees the site expand, with an additional showroom erected to accommodate the new franchise.

This latest appointment will provide Mitsubishi sales and service for an area which stretches as far north as Brecon, encompassing the towns of: Ebbw Vale, Pontypool, Cwmbran, Caerphilly and Abergavenny, extending to the Forest of Dean and the borders of Newport and Cardiff.

In addition to promoting the full range of Mitsubishi cars, MPVs, pick-ups and the acclaimed 4x4 Shogun models, Racecourse Garage will also be able to offer their customers extensive after sales facilities, which include: sales of Mitsubishi parts and accessories, servicing and MOT testing.

The dealership is also to be designated as a ‘Red Zebra’ location, Mitsubishi UK’s brand which markets quality checked and warranteed used vehicles.

Neil Putterill is confident that the association with Mitsubishi will provide the business with excellent opportunities:

"We are excited about taking on the Mitsubishi franchise for this area and we see it as a great step forward for the business. With the agricultural and equestrian markets being so prominent locally, we envisage the Shogun range to be very popular. It will also allow us to offer a greater choice to our customers and endorse our existing reputation for providing excellent customer service."

The appointment of Racecourse Garage. brings the number of Mitsubishi dealers in Britain to 130 - the highest for ten years. This figure also signifies a further step towards the UK importer¹s goal to establish 140 sites by the end of 2002.

Published : 13/06/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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