SsangYong Motors UK welcomes Ashby and Mann to its dealer network with immediate effect.

Ashby and Mann were established in June 1987 when Malcolm Ashby, Ben Mangiante, and their respective partners purchased Johnson’s Garage, which at the time held the franchises for Volkswagen and Audi. Fast forward to April 1989 when Ben and his wife, Vivienne acquired 100% shares in the business. The duo, who continued to operate both franchises, went solus with VW in 1995, until later replacing them with Mitsubishi Motors in 2002.

Ben Mangiante, owner and dealer principal at Ashby and Mann, said;

“Due to Mitsubishi leaving the UK market, we have been looking for a franchise that has the potential to grow and one that shares our ambition and passion to succeed. We have chosen SsangYong Motors as we believe that there is a synergy between our brands, they are progressive with an extremely good product offering – both current, and pipeline.”

“SsangYong shares our families values too – Steve Whyatt, general manager, works alongside my son, Matthew who operates as sales manager, my son-in-law, Richard, who looks after aftersales, and in the accounts team we have my daughter, Laura and wife, Vivienne. Between us, we have a wealth of experience and truly understand the customer journey – we are excited to join the SsangYong family and welcome existing and new customers alike.”

Kevin Griffin, managing director at SsangYong Motors UK, commented,

“We are very pleased to welcome Ashby and Mann to the franchise. Ben and his team run an extremely reputable dealership and provide customers with an excellent service throughout the journey with them. With SsangYong’s product line-up and value for money proposition, we can look forward to great things.”

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