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MOTORPOINT APPOINTS GENERAL SALES MANAGER FOR NEW SWANSEA BRANCH

Andrew Davies has been appointed the General Sales Manager of Motorpoint’s newest branch in Swansea.

The 35-year old, who has worked in a number of sales roles with the UK’s largest independent car retailer for the last six years, will oversee the 25-strong workforce in South West Wales.

Andrew, a recent graduate of the Motorpoint Talent Management programme, will be supported by Chris Brown, who assumes the role of General Manager for both Swansea and the company’s existing branch in Newport.

Motorpoint, a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work for, has spent the last few months transforming the former B&Q on Samlet Road in the city ready to officially open on Friday, January 31 during which time it has created a variety of roles in Customer Service, Management, Sales and Vehicle Preparation at the branch close to the Swansea Enterprise Park.

Motorpoint Swansea will stock 500 nearly new vehicles, all under three years old and with less than 25,000 miles, from 30 different manufacturers, with a further 6,500 vehicles available in group stock. Every vehicle will come with the balance of manufacturer’s warranty and be available to drive away the same day.

For more information about Motorpoint Swansea visit www.motorpoint.co.uk


THE UP! GTI IS BACK! RENEWED POCKET ROCKET NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER ALONGSIDE ENHANCED UP! RANGE

After a short hiatus, the critically-acclaimed and smallest Volkswagen GTI model makes its return. The up! GTI keeps its acclaimed and characterful 115 PS 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine. Combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the GTI can complete the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.8 seconds. The other petrol engine option in the up! range is the 60 PS, 1.0-litre three-cylinder power plant. Furthermore, the improved e-up! pure-electric vehicle – with a vastly increased range of 162 miles – will be available to order soon.

New to the up! range for 2020 is the R-Line specification. Bringing sportier features from Volkswagen’s R GmbH sub-brand, the up! R-Line has 16-inch ‘Triangle’ Black alloy wheels as standard and 17-inch ‘Polygon’ alloy wheels optionally available, while black painted roof and door mirror housings complement the sportier styling. Front fog lights sit within the bespoke R-Line bumper, while R-Line badging completes the styling package. The up! R-Line sits squatter than the standard up!, with low-ered sports suspension. In addition, the high-end R-Line receives comfort features such as heated front seats alongside electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

Lisa Hartley, up! Product Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The up! GTI is the perfect example of Volkswagen catering for enthusiasts and regular car buyers alike – the GTI has attracted numerous fans thanks to its unique blend of everyday practicality and usable performance – in 2018 it won GQ’s ‘Scream if you want to go faster’ award. So, we haven’t messed with the formula”

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