New director to strengthen SsangYong Financial Services

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The parent company of SsangYong Motor UK, Bassadone Automotive Group, has appointed John Chisholm as director, financial services.

In this newly-created position, Chisholm will be responsible for managing the group’s provision of financial services across Europe, and particularly for SsangYong in the UK.

He was previously CEO of financial services at Mitsubishi UK, where he established retail finance and contract hire operations, before subsequently going on to run them for more than 20 years.

Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK said: “As we develop both our fleet and retail business, it is essential we provide customers and dealers with first-class financial services, especially contract hire. This will play a big part in achieving sales success of the new Rexton and the Musso pick-up, which arrives mid-year.”

Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea’s oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4×4 and SUV specialist producer. It has 65 dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.