Hyundai has expanded its fleet sales team in order to take advantage of the growing demand for electrified vehicles in the corporate sector.
During 2021 Hyundai had the largest year-on-year true fleet growth of any manufacturer and has already seen further volume growth during 2022.
Stephen Cassar and Tim Johnson have joined the brand as business development managers. The new recruits will report to Dominic Gill, national corporate sales manager, and are responsible for securing new customer sales to fleets of 100 vehicles or more.
John Mahony – fleet operations manager with Hyundai since 2004 – continues to report into Gill as key account manager, focused on customer retention for some of Hyundai Motor UK’s largest customer accounts.
Liam Bennett also joins the team as key account manager, working alongside Mahony with a specialist focus on Emergency Services and Government fleet sales.
Hyundai hopes these new appointments will further bolster its credentials in the minds of some of the largest fleets in the country. Tim White, head of fleet, continues to lead the Hyundai Business brand and strategy.
At the start of 2022 it was named Fleet News’ most improved fleet manufacturer. The Kona Electric was also named Best Zero Emission Car Under £40,000 by Fleet News, with Tucson also Highly Commended at the Fleet News Awards in the Mid-Size SUV category.
Andrew Tracey, sales director at Hyundai Motor UK, said: “This period for Hyundai in the UK is transformational. With Ioniq 5 – the current World Car of the Year – leading our line-up of fleet-friendly EVs, ably supported by advanced plug-in hybrids, we’re doing all that we can to ensure our fleet team continues to meet the demand and expectations from our customers. Led by Tim White this new team provides more flexibility, ensuring we remain agile to meet customer needs.”
Hyundai will introduce 17 new battery electric vehicle (BEV) models by 2030 – 11 Hyundai models and six for its Genesis luxury brand.
At the unveiling of its electrification roadmap, at its 2022 CEO Investor Day forum, Hyundai revealed it is targeting annual EV sales of 1.87 million units by 2030 as it aims to take 7% market share in the overall global EV market.