Ipswich: New look for dealership following major investment by Robinsons Motor Group

General sales manager Matthew Gillingham at the Robinsons showroom in Goddard Road, Ipswich.

General sales manager Matthew Gillingham at the Robinsons showroom in Goddard Road, Ipswich.

This year has seen substantial investment and the redevelopment of the Robinsons Motor Group dealership at Goddard Road, Ipswich.

Now, the firm has welcomed a new face to the team.

Matthew Gillingham, general sales manager at Robinsons SEAT and Auto Devotion, joins Robinsons with a wealth of automotive management experience.

Mr Gillingham is passionate about the industry and joins the established East Anglian motor group at a positive time.

“It is great to join Robinsons at this time,” he said. “As a group, we have just had a record quarter and SEAT is a strong brand and its position in the market is increasing.

“With new models launching, it is an exciting time,” explained Matthew.

For Mr Gillingham, returning to Ipswich is coming home.

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“I am a Suffolk boy and I was educated in Woodbridge,” he said. “I began my career in Ipswich and have worked across Suffolk and Essex. I am coming back to my home town and I am very pleased to be here.”

The Goddard Road dealership offers the complete new SEAT car range, from the exciting new Mii City car with zero rate road tax, to the multi award-winning Alhambra 7 seater.

The Alhambra was Best MPV in the What Car? Awards 2013.

A great selection of approved used SEATs are also available at the Ipswich site.

The dealership is the authorised repairer for Saab, and is also home to Auto Devotion, offering an extensive range of quality used vehicles.

The site has seen major redevelopment over the summer months which has transformed the former Cox of Ipswich site following its aquisition last year.

The significant redevelopment has put Robinsons Motor Group firmly on the Ipswich map and provided improved facilities for all customers.

The renovation has included a colourful new exterior, creating a fresh and welcoming showroom, the creation of a new access route to the newly enlarged display area, an increased forecourt space and improved after-sales facilities.

As one of the largest motor dealerships in East Anglia, with 17 dealerships across the region, Robinsons Motor Group remains a family-owned and run business with over 80 years experience, providing great offers on a vast range of models and delivering an exceptional level of service to all customers.

Established in 1927, Robinsons Motor Group has been a provider of vehicles for close to a century.

Robinsons Motor Group represents the Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Citroen, SEAT, ŠKODA, smart, and Volkswagen brands at its showrooms across East Anglia.

Robinsons serves the motoring community with dealerships across the region including Norwich, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Cambridge and Peterborough.

A spokesman added: “Robinsons Motor Group is also pleased to offer after-sales facilities for the Hyundai and Saab at our Peterborough and Ipswich dealerships, respectively.

“Robinsons Motor Group is an approved, franchised dealer for all our range of new and used cars, services and parts, and also offers bodyshop repair services with a comprehensive range of products and facilities offered at all of our 17 locations.

“The care and support that we offer to each customer is based on three key principles: quality, value and customer service.”

To find out more about the range of SEAT cars go to: www.robinsonsmotorgroup.co.uk/seat

Robinsons SEAT and Auto Devotion, Ipswich can be contacted on 01473 241616 or find them at 4 Goddard Road East, Ipswich IP1 5NY.

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