Seat UK has appointed Sam Hothi to the role of rental and motability manager within its UK fleet team.
Moving up from his position as area sales manager, the new role will see Hothi leading sales into existing and prospective rental partners, while delivering customer service and expertise.
Hothi will report to head of fleet and business sales, Peter McDonald, as the brand introduces new models to its product portfolio.
As well as managing rental and Motability sales, Hothi will also oversee the extended four-day test drive scheme’s fleet of vehicles.
Seat said he brings broad experience in the fleet sector to the team, specifically in sales and planning, having previously worked at Motability.
With the New Leon and Seat’s first SUV, the Ateca, as well as the recently introduced Ibiza, Seat UK fleet is buoyant, having grown sales for the fourth consecutive year in 2016.
Hothi said: “This is a genuinely exciting time to be part of the Seat brand. Its products are hitting the mark, and we are receiving strong feedback from existing customers as well as feverish interest in new models.
“I am looking forward to implementing our rental and Motability strategy, while improving service levels even further – we are constantly striving to refine our service.”