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Benfield adds Jeep and Chrysler in Newcastle

Benfield Motor Group has added Chrysler and Jeep to its dealership in Warwick Road Newcastle, which already houses sister Fiat brands Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

Benfield now represents 16 different franchises across its 34 dealerships throughout the North East of England, Yorkshire, Cumbria and South West Scotland.

Benfield chief executive, Nigel McMinn (pictured left with executive chairman Mark Squires)  said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of Chrysler and Jeep brands to Benfield’s growing portfolio of franchises.

“We are expecting strong demand in both sales and aftersales and the new franchises cover a large territory throughout Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham.”

Benfield Motor Group is an independently owned family business founded in Newcastle in 1957 by John Squires Senior and developed by John Squires Junior the present chairman.

Benfield has 34 retail outlets throughout the North East of England, Yorkshire, Cumbria and South West Scotland and will now have a portfolio of 16 car retail brands.

The group is rated 18 in the Motor Trader Top 200 dealer groups with turnover of £415.5m.

Author John Kirwan

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