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www.times.co.nz Times Newspapers, July 2015 — 29 ATOUCH of European glamour has arrived in the south-east- ern district bringing a new era of excellence in vehicle workman- ship and services. The wheels are turning for new French and Japanese vehicle deal- ership Southern Autos Manukau in Great South Road as it launches next month with a new, purpose- built showroom and extended ser- vice centre. The first of its kind in southeast Auckland, Southern Autos Manu- kau brings flagship brands Peugeot, Citroen and Isuzu to the local market, introducing avant-garde engineering and pragmatic perfor- mance as well as a revitalised cus- tomer experience. As a part of The Colonial Motor Company, who are investing in a $1.5 million showroom as well as increasing the workshop bays from four to seven, Southern Autos Manukau is here to stay and is keen to build a strong presence. Dealer principal Andrew Craw says it’s a key move for the global brands in a key location. “We’re bringing something very special to the district as we’re Manukau’s only European car dealership.” Channelling ultimate French chic, the showroom is divided into three zones for each brand and Citroen has a unique focus setting itself apart with its luxury line, DS. “As New Zealand’s first DS lounge, the emphasis is on Cit- roen’s premium product,” says Andrew. “Known for its refined style and elegance the DS celebrates the engineering feats of Citroen’s founder who introduced many world firsts including swivelling headlights and the hydropneu- matic suspension system.” And it’s about aesthetics too. With its all-leather interior, the Divine DS embodies French pres- tige and haute couture by incorpo- rating world class materials such as Swarovski crystals and using world famous Lesage embroidery, result- ing in a true work of art. One of the oldest brands in the world, Peugeot has a world famous heritage and has recently revamped its look with the intro- duction of new innovation and award-winning designs which range from compact city slickers to high-performing SUVs. City dwellers will be enamoured with Peugeot’s versatile range of scooters from powerful three- wheelers to svelte and chic urban mopeds as well as models combin- ing both style and performance. Complementing French finesse, Japanese heavyweight Isuzu has long been known for its brawn and its models have been the mainstay of rural lifestyles and on the farm. “It’s been recognised as the world’s leading diesel engine man- ufacturer, and is robust, tough and highly versatile,” says Andrew. Supported by the well-estab- lished service centre previously known as Prestige Tyres and Auto- motive Centre, Southern Autos Manukau delivers a top notch cus- tomer experience that has retained corporate clients such as Manukau Institute of Technology and North- power. Focusing on a quick turnaround, the workshop has transformed the vehicle servicing process. “Gone are the days of waiting for parts that have been mistakenly perceived to be expensive. “Customers should no longer have the mentality that parts are coming from a slow boat across France, which are instead kept at a Mt Wellington warehouse and are competitively priced,” says Andrew. “We could receive parts the next day or that very same afternoon!” Furthermore, with the offering of a three-year service plan on all new Peugeot and Citroen products, customers don’t have the worry of maintenance costs each time they visit. “We want to educate our cus- tomers, build awareness and confi- dence in our brands and introduce a nice, easy, no hassles approach to vehicle aftercare and mainte- nance.” As a result Southern Autos pro- vides immaculately tidy courtesy cars, a pick up and drop off service, and a dedicated valet service. Adorned with iconic French imagery and visuals of the out- doors, the showroom can ensure everyone can browse in comfort and style. Southern Autos Manukau, Cnr Bakerfield Place and Great South Road, Manukau. Phone 263-6840. www.southernautos.co.nz KC10972A ‘ Don’t forget to check out the fabulous opening sale with fantastic offers and finance on all brands and call into the new Southern Autos to experience the difference ’ Driving a new experience in South Auckland TTFA30Jul15A029.indd 29 27/07/2015 8:08:21 a.m.
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