This week Elliott, along with Chrysler Jeep bosses from other right-hand drive countries including Australia, South Africa, Singapore and Japan, took a united stance to encourage the manufacturer to introduce right-hand drive models 'where appropriate and viable'. As Chrysler revealed a new left-hand drive model at Geneva - the 2001 2.7-litre Chrysler Sebring saloon making it the first time that the Sebring name had been used on a car in Europe - Elliott said the vehicle would not be coming to the UK.
As DaimlerChrysler European chiefs talked of 'stepping up the pace', 'introducing new models' and 'expanding the line-up', Elliott told Fleet NewsNet: 'If we are going to increase sales, we must have new products. Some fantastic models are being launched but they are not in right-hand drive. We need to develop a range of vehicles in right-hand drive form.