Six UK Groupe Renault dealers were among the award winners as the brand recognised 106 top performers from across its global network.
Thierry Koskas, executive vice president, sales and marketing, handed out awards to Bagot Road Motors, Jersey; Gravells in Kidwelly; Renault Manchester; Shelbourne Motors, Portadown; T.C. Autos, Omagh; and Renault Wirral at the event in Paris.
The six winners were among star performers rewarded for exceeding expectations in sales; customer service; compliance with brand identity standards; and profitability.
Koskas acknowledged the commitment, performance and professionalism of these Groupe dealers throughout the ceremony, underlying the importance of the dealers’ actions playing a key role in customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Addressing the winners at the dealer of the year awards, he said: “Groupe Renault achieved excellent sales results last year thanks to the performance of its teams, especially that of the sales network, who accompanied and represented the Groupe with enthusiasm and professionalism.
“I would like to congratulate you for your daily work, always looking to improve customer satisfaction.”
In 2016 the All-New Mégane and All-New Scénic were launched across the network and Renault UK recorded a five-year high in sales with 85,102 Renault cars being sold and Dacia achieving its best year since launching in the UK with 26,499 sales last year.
Paul Flanagan, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK, said: “In the UK, we have experienced major growth over the past five years and our dealer network is at the heart of it – excellent results in numerous Auto Express Driver Power surveys for both Renault and Dacia in 2016 have proven this.
“As the network goes from strength to strength it is fantastic to see a number of our UK dealers being recognised globally by Groupe Renault – the winning dealers should be extremely proud of themselves.”
The Dealer of the Year awards come hot off the heels of the Auto Express Driver Power Dealer of Excellence awards in the UK where seventeen Groupe Renault dealers were praised after performing within the top-tier of dealers across eight Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that rate sales and aftersales procedures and service.