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New dealer facilities for KZN customers

New dealer facilities for KZN customers

Peugeot, Citroën and Opel customers have a new dealer facility in KwaZulu Natal to cater for all their brand needs. Bates Motors Shelly Beach is a full-service dealership for all three brands for new and pre-owned sales and service.

Bates Motors is no stranger to the province. The dealer group has now extended their dealer offering across Peugeot, Citroën and Opel amplifying brand representation on the KZN South Coast.

“We’re excited to be even more convenient to KZN customers in the area as we welcome Bates Motors to the Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel brands,” said Leslie Ramsoomar, Managing Director Stellantis South Africa. “The addition of Shelly Beach is part of our broader plans to grow our representation across the country.”

Bates Motors is an inspiring South African success story in itself. Owned and operated by Isipho Capital Holdings, the new dealership is executively managed by their CEO and Dealer Executive, Sipho Mdanda. Joined by his wife and Chairperson of Isipho, Fortunate Mdanda, the dealership offers all the benefits of a family-run business combined with the expertise of its successful corporate owners.

The Mdandas are at the forefront of South Africa’s new wave of industrialists, consolidating their extensive banking and corporate management experience through various growth strategies. As a 100% black-owned business (and 65% black women-owned), the organisation aims to be an exemplary model of transformation for the country’s entire motor industry. Offering employment and supplier opportunities in the area, Isipho Capital Holdings brings the many benefits and confidence of their Transversal Contract with National Treasury.

“We strive to create customers for life and dedicate all our time to earn our customers’ enthusiasm through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork and innovation across our team,” says Sipho Mdanda, Dealer Executive of Bates Motors Shelly Beach.

Dealer Principal, Shaun Bartlett and Sales Manager Daya Reddy are eager to meet customers in their new facility. “We’re looking forward to helping customers with any of their sales and aftersales needs and sharing in the passion for the Opel, Citroën and Peugeot brands,” says Bartlett.

The Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel brands have an exciting 2021 ahead in terms of product. These include the recently launched Peugeot 2008 that will soon be joined by the 3008 SUV, including the GT line. Also on the cards before the middle of the year will the 208, while Landtrek will hit local shores towards the end of the year.

Opel has an equally busy year ahead. The new Opel Corsa launched in the first quarter of 2021, along with the Crossland. Planned introductions for the remainder of the year include Grandland during the second half.

The Citroën range will see activity in the form of the new C3 and C3 Aircross around mid-year. The two models join the appealing C5 Aircross, so there will be lots to see and experience at Bates Motors Shelly Beach this year.

The new facility caters for all Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel customer’s needs, including comfortable waiting areas with complimentary WiFi and refreshments. Already operating from 1 April, Bates Motors Shelly Beach is located in Shelly Beach Business Park at 4265 Marine Drive, Shelly Beach and is eager to attend to customers in the area. Visit them at www.batesmotors.co.za, contact them on 039 682 0007 and follow them on Facebook for all the latest deals and details.