LDV NZ named dis­trib­u­tor of year

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LDV NEW ZEALAND HAS BEEN NAMED the brand’s Dis­trib­u­tor of the Year for the third time run­ning.

Chi­nese ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­turer SAIC Mo­tor which builds LDV vans pre­sented the award to Rick Cooper, the chair­man of LDV New Zealand’s par­ent com­pany, Great Lake Mo­tor Dis­trib­u­tors (GLMD), at the 2017 LDV global dis­trib­u­tor con­fer­ence in Shanghai, China.

SAIC Mo­tor’s Lan Qing­song said: “GLMD has worked very hard for this award, in­creas­ing their mar­ket share of the van seg­ment to 15 per­cent..; 2016 saw GLMD in­crease their LDV sales over 117 per­cent over the pre­vi­ous year.”

Cooper said GLMD is “very proud of this award. All our staff and deal­ers have put in a huge ef­fort over the last three years, and the prod­uct is re­ally pre­form­ing well.”

He said 2017 will be an­other big year for the brand. “We are al­ready 56 per­cent ahead for quar­ter one.”

He said LDV will get a fur­ther boost with the im­pend­ing ar­rival of elec­tric van mod­els, the T60 ute range, and the D90 SUV.

Deon and Rick (right) and Deon Cooper in Shanghai with the LDV Dis­trib­u­tor of the Year award.

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