Wednesday, 4 September 2019

  • Nigel Hegan named as new Chairman of the PEUGEOT UK Dealer Association following departure of Chris Kidd
  • Hegan brings over 30 years of experience in the PEUGEOT Dealer network, following role as Dealer Principal and owner at Regency Cars, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • PEUGEOT Dealer network playing leading role in expanding the brand’s vision for full product range to have an electrified derivative by 2023
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PEUGEOT has named its new Chairman of the PEUGEOT Dealer Association in the UK following incumbent Chris Kidd stepping down from the role at the end of June after 8 years. Nigel Hegan of Regency Cars, Newtownards, Northern Ireland will take over the role as Chairman as the PEUGEOT Dealer Network looks towards the future of the brand.

With over 30 years of experience, Nigel Hegan is the son of Regency Cars founder Alex Hegan, who established the Dealership in 1962. Regency Cars has received the Guild of Gold Lion Award seven times in the past eight years, handed to the top performing PEUGEOT Dealers in the UK. The Dealership was also named the best performing Dealer across PEUGEOT’s UK network in 2015 and second best in 2018, making it one of the most successful PEUGEOT Dealers across the whole country.

Nigel Hegan said of his new appointment: “It is a great honour and pleasure to take on the role as Chairman of the PEUGEOT UK Dealer Association. The work Chris has done over the past eight years has allowed the PEUGEOT brand to grow from strength to strength, and put the network in a strong position to achieve its ambitions confidently and with great excitement.”

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK said: “I would like to give my personal thanks to all the hard work Chris has done to energise the PEUGEOT Dealer network and work in such a collaborative way with the brand to be truly STRONGER TOGETHER. PEUGEOT is continuing to grow ever-stronger thanks to the work of our retailers, and we are looking forward to collaborating with Nigel over the next few years as we continue to build the PEUGEOT brand in the UK. Nigel has a fantastic track record and we are all confident in his ability to lead and inspire our PEUGEOT network.”

PEUGEOT is establishing itself as the UK’s premier high-end generalist brand by 2021, encouraged by a robust plan to electrify every model by 2023, and the Dealer Network is integral to achieving this goal.

With customer deliveries available from early 2020, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208, available to order now, is the first model announced as part of the new electric range, with an all-electric SUV, the e-2008, to follow shortly after.

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Stimulating, rewarding driving, sleek design, and uncompromising quality form the brand’s pledge to its customers and help produce the emotion provided by each PEUGEOT vehicle. Operating in around 160 countries with more than 10,000 points of sale, the brand sold more than 1,740,000 vehicles in 2018.

PEUGEOT combines exacting standards, allure and emotion with the goal of being the definitive high-end, broad-based brand with global reach.

The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, 308, all-new 508, 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the all-new Partner, Expert and Boxer. PEUGEOT is committed to low emission vehicles, currently selling Partner Electric and with a strategy to electrify every model in the range between 2019 and 2023.

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