Adrian Killip, sales manager of Bundaberg Prestige Chrysler Jeep and Dodge, and dealer principal Brad Solomon with their award.
Adrian Killip, sales manager of Bundaberg Prestige Chrysler Jeep and Dodge, and dealer principal Brad Solomon with their award. Contributed

Bundy car dealer takes top gong

A BUNDABERG car dealership has been awarded Provincial Dealer of the Year for the Northern Region for its high standard of performance, professionalism and customer service throughout 2011.

Bundaberg Chrysler Jeep Dodge was given the award at a gala event hosted by Chrysler Australia recently.

Bundaberg Prestige's Adrian Killip, sales manager of Chrysler Jeep and Dodge, said the award was mainly based on the number of sales.

"That was the biggest key indicator," he said.

Mr Killip said the performance of the dealership's service section was also very important.

He said the dealership did well in all categories across the award.

Mr Killip said 2011 had been a particularly good year for the dealership.

"We sold 37 cars in 2010," he said.

"We pumped over 80 last year, that was more than double.

"We had a very successful year last year, which was great."

He said the business was honoured to have won the award, and wanted to thank all its customers for their support.

Chrysler Australia general manager of sales Veronica Johns said all winners of the Dealer of the Year award shared a commitment to excellence.

"The Dealer of the Year award recognises benchmark performance of dealers in the network across all areas of their business, including customer service," she said.

The Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealer of the Year awards recognises individual dealers who achieve the highest standards of performance and professionalism in key areas of their business, including sales, service, and parts and accessories.

In 2011 the Chrysler Australia group continued its strong sales performance with a 21.6% growth year on year.



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