Mahindra takes over SsangYong's distribution in South Africa
Last Updated at
- 03:26 pm, June 22, 2012
Mahindra will also manage Ssangyong's sales in Namiba, Botswana and Mozambique.
South Korean carmaker, SsangYong, part of Mahindra group has handed over its South Africa distribution operations to its parent company. Mahindra South Africa has taken over the responsibilities of sales and service in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The SsangYong’s operations were earlier managed by Twin Dragons Automotive (TDA) – their contract expired earlier this year.
Mahindra has a respectable standing with in SA with sales of over 18,000 units in a highly competitive market. Apart from existing MSA (Mahindra South Africa) facilities, the company has confirmed to open 19 new dealerships in SA. Mahindra SA has also issued a statement confirming that SsangYong contract with TDA has expired and they are now solely responsible for all activities not only in SA, but also in Namiba, Botswana and Mozambique.
Representative of TDA have however denied the claims, saying that all vehicles sold by them even now are purchased from SsangYong as per terms with a valid manufacturer’s warranty. The company also warns of going to court if necessary.
First Published on 03:26 pm, June 22, 2012
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