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IM Group reassures Mitsubishi drivers as car importer CCC closes

Mitsubishi owners have been assured their service and parts needs will be met by IM Group, the new owner of The Colt Car Company's aftersales business.

IM Group's International Motors division completed the acquisition at the start of October, as employees of CCC locked the doors of their sales office at Cirencester, which was put on the market for £12m in November 2020 after Mitsubishi announced it would cease sales of new cars in the UK.

Mitsubishi Motors UK  Rob Lindley managing director Rob Lindley, who was Colt Car Company's final managing director, wrote on LinkedIn: "Today was my last day working at Colt Car Company (Mitsubishi Motors UK). An emotional day for many reasons.

"So many great memories over the last few years. What has made the experience great for me above all else has been the people. What a fantastic and talented team. I could go on but in the end what I really want to say is Thank You!!"

Toby Marshall, who had a long career with CCC as sales and marketing director and latterly aftersales director, now heads International Motors' IM MAPS (UK) subsidiary - the acquired aftersales business which will continue to trade under the Mitsubishi Motors in the UK brand and from the Cirencester site.​Mitsubishi Motors in the UK sales and marketing director, Toby Marshall

“We are excited to be joining the IM Group which will allow us to continue offering aftersales services for all Mitsubishi customers in the UK," said Marshall.

"We’re looking to maintain the excellent standards of aftersales care, parts supply and vehicle warranty that our customers have experienced for many years to come.”

International Motors, based near Solihull, is currently the licenced UK importer and distributor for Subaru and Isuzu.

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