ASHLEY Andrew has been appointed Managing Director of Hyundai Car UK.
The appointment, effective today (January 02, 2019) follows the recent announcement that Tony Whitehorn would step down from his role as President & CEO at the end of 2018.
Ashley, formerly Sales Director of Hyundai, boasts more than 20 years of automotive and sales experience, having worked at senior levels for brands including Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen Group, BMW Group, and Ford.
“I am really excited to be taking the reins of one of the top 10 car manufacturers in the UK, after Tony’s very successful 13 year tenure,” said Ashley on his appointment.
“There is no doubt that we are facing challenging times that have, and will continue to impact on our industry, however Hyundai is well positioned to continue to outperform the market. Moving forward, my role is to ensure that we continue to focus on delivering the right products and services to our customers whilst also delivering a robust and profitable business plan.
“Our Company is progressive, innovative, leading the charge in terms of eco mobility and has an exciting portfolio of new products yet to come, so I am confident we will continue to drive the brand forward.”
Hyundai’s UK sales until the end of November 2018 were nearly 86,000 units, representing a market share of 3.86%.
Read our interview with Ashley Andrew
We spoke to Ashley at the launch of Hyundai’s new range of SUV models