Isuzu has added seven new dealerships to its UK network, bringing the total number of franchisees to 105.
This year’s new additions follow the appointment of five new dealers for the Japanese brand in 2018.
William Brown, Isuzu (UK) manager director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the new franchises to the Isuzu Family of dealers. I wish them every success ensuring the multi award-winning Isuzu D-Max continues to be the number one Pick-Up of choice in the UK and helping us achieve our goal of 10,000 units by 2025.”
The newly appointed dealerships are Otter Vale Motor Services in Honiton, Harris Truck & Van in Gateshead, Madeley Heath Motors in Keele, M. M. Bellinger & Sons in Oxford, Trelawny in Penzance, Compass Tractors in Bridgewater and R W Crawford in Writtle.
Alan Able, head of sales at Isuzu (UK), added: “As an established brand in the Pick-Up market with a proven track record and continued growth, this year in particular we have seen more and more interest in becoming an Isuzu dealer. With our multi award-winning truck, low franchise costs and excellent profit opportunities, it’s an attractive proposition for any entrepreneurial business owner.”
The Isuzu model range consists of one vehicle, the D-Max pick-up. It is available in a variety of trims, with prices from £16,909 (ex VAT). This year alone, the D-Max has picked up five awards.
Sales of the pick-up continue to grow, with the brand predicting a 5% uplift in registrations next year.
The D-Max performs well in fleet, where it is favoured by utility companies and more recently the RAC.
Higher-priced special editions give it a chance in the lifestyle market too.
The brand is continuing to look for new partners to represent it across the UK, as it plans further expansion.
Isuzu (UK) is part of IM Group, the official importer of Isuzu and Subaru vehicles in the UK.