The announcement by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (FCA SA) to expand on its 39 dealerships across Southern Africa marked a new era for the Tavcor Motor Group, appointed as the new sales and service operators for FCA brands within the Port Elizabeth area.
The new multi-franchise motor dealership operates as Tavcor Auto Sales at the foot of Mount Road from the old Audi building, housing Jeep, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo and Suzuki brands, each with their own dedicated showroom and personnel to ensure a focused brand experience.
“With the high visibility on Mount Road and an easy access location specifically for after-sales services, we expect to gain market share benefiting from our strong used car operation and large service capacity,” said Tavcor Motor Group CEO Garrick Bowker.
This enthusiasm is well founded as these brands are backed by a large service and parts operation in North End at the Tavcor Technical Centre in Perkins Street. The technical centre has the capacity for 16 hoists and the ability to service in excess of 40 vehicles per day.
The Bay’s business community can look forward to more choice in the light commercial vehicle range with Fiat Professional and the recent inclusion of the single and double cab Fiat Fullback, one of the first bakkies in the world with an aluminium engine, combining maximum lightness with maximum power. Built to meet professional requirements, the Fiat Professional brand has a proven track record of over 100 years with a wide range of products to meet the diverse mobility and transport needs of the business community.
Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Suzuki, Chrysler and Dodge customers can expect an individualised ownership experience at the new dealership. And with an understanding of the high level of customisation enjoyed by these vehicle owners, Tavcor Auto Sales has also welcomed performance and accessory brand Mopar to the stable.
“With more than 65 years in the automotive industry and investing in our people, the addition of these legendary brands fit with the proud history that encompasses the Tavcor Motor Group and we are confident that our customers will have a noticeably different experience,” said Tavcor Auto Sales General Manager Andrew Angles.