HYUNDAI has continued to strengthen its dealer network and appointed Andrew Waite as Head of Network Development.
Waite, who has more than 25 years of automotive sales and fleet experience, will focus on developing the brand’s representation across the country and will drive long term commercial improvements across the network.
He has worked previously for brands including Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen Group and Ford and brings strong strategic and operational experience to Hyundai UK’s senior team.
This new appointment comes as the brand embarks upon an intense period of new model launch throughout 2020 with a number of all new models and further electrification across the range.
This focus on the future has encouraged existing dealer partners to expand and attracted new franchisees to the brand. Six new Hyundai dealerships opened in the last month of 2019, increasing the brand’s representation to 167 outlets.
Vertu Motors opened a pair of new sites in Newcastle and Morpeth while Howards Motor Group expanded to four Hyundai locations with their latest venture in Weston- Super-Mare.
In other parts of the country, Just Motor Group opened their first Hyundai operation in Preston, Lancashire and Ken Brown Motors who only joined the franchise in 2018 added a second Hyundai site to their portfolio in Letchworth.
Motorvogue expanded into Norwich, also adding a second Hyundai site to the group. In Surrey, Wilsons Group added Hyundai to their operation in Epsom, further strengthening Hyundai’s representation within the M25.