Hyundai Motor UK has appointed former Vauxhall Motors national fleet sales manager Tim White to head its own fleet sales operations.
The Korean brand has charged White with helping to develop its UK fleet strategy following the recent launch of its fleet-friendly Ioniq EV and PHEV, Kona EV and NEXO hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
White is the second high-profile appointment to the Hyundai Fleet and Business division this year, following the arrival of Michael Stewart as fleet director in January.
Commenting on White’s appointment, Stewart said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Tim White to our fleet and business team, following his immensely impressive career over two-and-a-half decades at Vauxhall Motors.
“Together, Tim and I will build on the work that our team has already begun in establishing Hyundai Motor UK as a real force to be reckoned with in the fleet sector.
“With our desirable, great value products and innovative low-emission powertrains we’re confident in our offering, and now we’ve got the team in place to take these to the market”
White, who had worked for the Vauxhall brand since the age of 19, said: “The strength of the emerging Hyundai brand as a market leader in alternative fuel vehicles, with the award-winning Ioniq, the launch of Kona Electric and the forthcoming NEXO Hydrogen Fuel Cell, means we’re attracting the interest of more and more fleet operators, including some large corporate fleets.
“Previously, Hyundai may not have been a consideration for these fleets so we’re making sure that now we have the product to interest them, we also have the processes and Account team expertise to deliver for them.”