Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Seward Portsmouth becomes Renaultsport specialist



For immediate release; Tuesday, 28th June 2011


Renault dealer Seward collected a special award this week after the dealership was officially recognised as a Renaultsport Specialist – making it one of only a select few in the UK to have earned such a status and the only one in Portsmouth. 

The recognition was presented by Renault UK and now sees the Bilton Way dealership offer its customers a dedicated Renaultsport centre, providing hot hatch fans with all their Renaultsport needs in one place.

Alongside the dealership’s existing Renault services, motorists will be able to access all three award-winning Renaultsport models as well as call upon the expert knowledge and advice of Renaultsport Sales Expert Adam Simmonds, himself an enthusiast of the French brand’s iconic performance arm.

Together with Adam, Aftersales Expert Paul Edney, will help provide customers with a bespoke Renaultsport after-care service handling all servicing, accessory and merchandise requests.

What’s more, both Adam and Paul, can be contacted direct via phone  or email by new or existing customers to help answer any general Renaultsport queries they may have or to receive expert advice on either past or present models. 

The current Renaultsport range comprises of the flagship Mégane Renaultsport 250, the Clio Renaultsport 200 and the Twingo Renaultsport 133. For the second consecutive year, all three models have won ‘Best Hot Hatch’ in each of their respective price categories in the annual What Car? Car of the Year awards with the Mégane Renaultsport 250 winning the overall ‘Best Hot Hatch’ of the year – again for the second year in a row.

Indeed, the popularity of the Renaultsport range is clear to see with last year’s worldwide sales seeing an increase of 78% (on 2009) with UK dealers only second to France in terms of total global sales.

Adam, Renaultsport Sales Expert at the dealership, said: “We’re really looking forward to showing customers around the Renaultsport range as we know they’re going to be just as impressed with them as we are...and the UK’s motoring press for that matter.

“It helps having some great driving roads just outside Portsmouth too, as well as a race track like Thruxton on your doorstep, allowing owners to experience the full potential of the Renaultsport range and how impressive they are both on the road and the race track.”

Renaultsport Aftersales Expert Paul said: “Our Renaultsport service extends right from the initial test drive through to caring for your Renaultsport in the future. All Renaultsport models are highly-tuned machines requiring that expert touch and genuine Renault parts so our approved workshop caters for just that.”

John Buckham, Sales Manager at Seward Renault, added: “As part of our celebrations, we’re inviting local Renaultsport owners – be it an original Renaultsport Spider to a brand new Mégane Renaultsport 250 – to drop by the dealership for a free, no appointment, safety check for their car.”

For more information on Seward Renault Portsmouth call 02392 424000 or click onto www.renaultsport.co.uk

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  1. Seward Portsmouth Renaultsport sales expert Adam Simmonds (left) and aftersales Expert Paul Edney (right) with the Renaultsport range of cars.

Notes to editors:
·        Seward Portsmouth is one of only a select few Renault dealers in the UK and 300 in the world to have been made a Renaultsport Specialist.
·        Renaultsport is a separate division of Renault and is not only in charge of the concept, production and sales of Renault’s performance road cars and competition vehicles, but also organises owner events and motor racing.
·        For further information on the Renaultsport line-up click onto www.renaultsport.co.uk

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