Hyundai Motor UK has appointed a new fleet director – Michael Stewart – to oversee the brand’s strategy and direction in the fleet and business sector.
Stewart will lead the Hyundai UK fleet department and is tasked with further growing the brand’s influence in the business and company car market.
He boasts more than 17 years of automotive and fleet experience with roles at Nissan, Mazda, and Vauxhall.
He said: “I’m delighted to be joining Hyundai Motor UK at such an exciting time for the brand.
“Hyundai is a Company with an already strong product line-up which is perfectly suited for the changing fleet market and there is a great deal more to come. It is also highly-regarded in the UK fleet market not just for its products but also for the standard of the services it offers its fleet customers - and it has the awards to prove it. I am looking forward to further enhancing the brand’s business offering and reputation in the sector.”
Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Michael Stewart’s appointment is an important one for Hyundai UK as we work on growing our market share, building on the reputation we’ve earned from fleet operators large and small. 2018 will see comprehensive updates to key vehicles, alongside all-new model introductions, so now is a crucial time to retain existing business customers and grow our influence further.”
This year will mark the first full year of sales of the Ioniq range and will see some enhancements made to many of the company’s fleet favourites.
In addition, the new i30 Fastback and i30 N will complete the popular i30 range and further bolster the Hyundai’s business offering. Kona Electric and an all-new fuel cell vehicle will also be introduced to enhance Hyundai’s alternative fuel range.