JCT600 has joined the Mitsubishi Motors in the UK franchised retail network with the opening of a new dealership in Bradford.
A pop-up sales office is already open for enquiries at the new facility’s location on Sticker Lane, Bradford, and a newly-refurbished showroom will be open for business from July 1.
A statement issued by JCT600 revealed that the showroom - one of the first in the country to feature Mitsubishi Motors new corporate identity - will offer a full range of new and used vehicles as well as servicing and parts.
JCT600, which last month announced record sales with turnover reaching £1.28bn, now represents 22 world leading marques and Mitsubishi joins a list of franchised partners as varied as Bentley, Ferrari, Kia, Mazda, Peugeot, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Seat, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.
Group chief executive, John Tordoff, said: “Having established a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, Mitsubishi Motors is a welcome extension to our portfolio, giving customers even more choice of models and vehicles, for example, by adding a pick-up variant in the form of the popular Mitsubishi L200.
“Mitsubishi Motors has also been one of the leaders in developing the next generation of engines, pioneering cutting edge technologies to develop electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles which has resulted in the Outlander PHEV consistently being the best-selling plug-in hybrid in Europe for the last four years.
“We’re also proud to be continuing to invest in Bradford and particularly to be bringing a new dealership to Sticker Lane where our business began over 70 years ago.
“We look forward to unveiling our new Mitsubishi Motors showroom next month which is expected to bring another 16 jobs to the city.”
Founded in 1946 as Brooklands Garage on Sticker Lane, Bradford, by current chairman Jack Tordoff, JCT600 has grown from a single site to operate over 50 dealerships from Yorkshire and the North East to Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
The Bradford-based AM100 group now employs 2,250 staff.