Date: March 2018

New dealers appointed in Edinburgh and Inverurie

Korean 4x4 brand SsangYong is placing increased emphasis on Scotland, and has appointed two new dealers north of the border - Frasers of Edinburgh, and Lawrence of Kemnay in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

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For Frasers, this is their second SsangYong dealership having joined the brand just three years ago. Already SsangYong’s largest dealer in Scotland with a successful base in Falkirk, the company is keen to hold on to that title with the opening of this new showroom 27 miles to the east. The move will also create three new employment opportunities.

Commented Andrew Dickson, director and dealer principal of Frasers: “The decision was an easy one to make. While it’s quite a commitment to take on a new franchise in a capital city, we have a proven track record with SsangYong.  We know what we can do with the range and want to grow our customer base and expand.

“SsangYong offers great value for money and has a superb product line-up - it covers a lot of bases,” says Andrew. “Already awarded ‘4x4 of the Year’, Rexton is exceptionally good-value in comparison to what else is on the market, while the Tivoli is in a very popular segment of the market; it is well-priced and with a fantastic warranty to back it up.  We also have the new Musso pick-up to look forward to, while the Korando has an exceptionally good reputation within the caravanning fraternity and we get a huge amount of repeat business. Winning Towcar of the Year was huge!”

Commented Gavin Chalmers, dealer principal of Lawrence of Kemnay, “We are very pleased to have taken on the SsangYong franchise, and greatly look forward to growing our business as a result.  SsangYong has a great range, and with very competitive pricing and a 5-year limitless mileage warranty on every car, we believe it will do extremely well in Aberdeenshire.”

Welcoming both companies to the network, Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK said: “We and our dealers are focused on giving customers great service, and clearly that is what Frasers have achieved in Falkirk. Value for money brands have historically done extremely well in Scotland, and we are delighted Frasers have decided to expand into Edinburgh, and also very pleased to now have Lawrence of Kemnay representing us further north in Inverurie; they have huge local presence and a long history of retailing.”

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5-year limitless mileage warranty

All models in the SsangYong range are covered by a best-in-class 5-year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print. All the major mechanical components are covered including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.

Made in Korea

SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK. Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer. There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.

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For further information, please contact:
Vanessa Cox
PR and key relationships manager
SsangYong Motor UK
07535 875997
Issued by:
Jeremy Clarke / Sue Hitchcock
SsangYong Press Office
01285 659212
Mr Andrew Dickson
Director & dealer principal
Frasers Edinburgh
553 Gorgie Road
EH11 3LE
0131 443 2293
Mr Gavin Chalmers
Dealer principal
Lawrence of Kemnay
Elphinstone Road
Port Elphinstone
AB51 3RN
01467 629926
Online press office: SsangYong Press Office