Daihatsu says it's busy processing applications from prospective dealers across the UK and looks set to have a 100-strong network by the year-end. Operations Director, Paul Hegarty, said: "As car buyers continue to shift away from large cars towards smaller, more fuel efficient ones, we are seeing a continuing rise in the number of dealerships interested in our specialist range of compact cars."
The 60th new dealership to be appointed since February 2000, when West Midlands-based Daihatsu Vehicle Distributors Ltd. took over the UK operation, is Clemo Daihatsu at Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire.
Other recent appointments include; CVC Cardiff; Foxfield at Wigan; Thurlow Nunn Standen at Downham Market; K.T. Green at Pool in Wharfdale; Dennis Common at Longframlington; Express Garage at Herne Bay; Parkside in Bolton; Cross Keys at Morley; Prestons Garages at Writtle in Essex; Meredith & Kirkham at Colwyn Bay; Seward at New Milton; Ken Jervis in Stoke on Trent; WJH Motors at Bedford and Penfold Motors in London (SE12).