Nissan Motor GB Ltd can confirm that it is speaking to a number of interested parties regarding the Nissan franchise in the areas of Barnsley, Grimsby, Halifax, Huddersfield, Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Sheffield.

Former incumbent Dixon Motor Holding Group, having gone into administration as of 26th July, has left open points for the brand in seven areas. Nissan is actively looking to fill these locations with quality partners within as short a time as possible.

Whilst this search goes on, Nissan is working closely with the administrators to obtain customer information related to the closed sites in order to honour customers’ purchases and complete any outstanding service and warranty work.

Nissan GB’s Managing Director, Gary Frigo, states, “I want to assure all our customers in the affected areas that they are our absolute priority.  There may be some inconvenience in the short term but Nissan will ensure that the process is made as painless as possible.”

Frigo went on to say, “I would encourage any customers who are concerned to call our customer service centre on 01923 899334 where our staff will be able to confirm their order and advise of the current situation.”

Discussions are currently ongoing with a number of prospects for the seven open areas with some appointments expected sooner rather than later.

Frigo explains, “To be brutally honest, we have had real concerns about the performance of Dixon for some time and, as a consequence, have been in discussions with some excellent prospective partners over the last few months. We will now accelerate these discussions.”

Three additional Nissan sites in Doncaster, Hull and York have been purchased by Pendragon as part of its acquisition of 19 of the former 46 Dixon dealerships.  Nissan is to decide if or how this partnership is to continue in the long term.

Published : 04/08/07 Author : Melanie Carter

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