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SsangYong pursues Chevrolet dealers to expand network

SsangYong has opened an invitation to Chevrolet dealers following the decision from General Motors to withdraw the brand from Europe in 2015.

Paul Williams, chief executive of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “The last two years have been spent building the foundations of our UK dealer network, and with several new models in the pipeline, we are now looking to improve the professionalism of the network, while also adding new locations.

“We have already met with several Chevrolet dealers, and warmly welcome approaches from anyone else.
“We are gearing-up for a very busy year, and our door is open.”

Chevrolet UK heard of the decision to withdraw from Europe on December 5.

The brand has been in touch with its franchised board and its dealer network to discuss what will happen next, more of which will be known in the New Year.

The spokeman told AM: “Our commitment is to meet our contractual obligations to the end of 2015. We will discuss on a case-by-case basis what our dealers want to do.

""The immediate priority is to help them sell cars and support customers." Authorised repairers, he said, will probably be given the opportunity to continue.

AM understands stock levels are low meaning there is little likelihood of 'fire sales'.

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