Howards Group takes on Toyota

PUBLISHED: 07:48 11 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:15 24 May 2010

A POPULAR car dealership has been sold to an expanding Weston-based business. Howards Group has bought the Toyota dealership in Lympsham from

A POPULAR car dealership has been sold to an expanding Weston-based business.Howards Group has bought the Toyota dealership in Lympsham from national chain Sytner Holdings.The deal was completed on Tuesday night and brings the number of dealerships owned by Howards in the Weston area to five. As well as Toyota, the group sells new Citroen, Honda, Peugeot and Nissan cars. Howards also has Peugeot, Honda and Citroen dealerships in Taunton.Group managing director Peter Coleman said: "During the next 18 months we will be appraising some exciting developments with the Toyota dealership. It will either be significantly enhanced or re-sited."Having so many dealerships helps to give security to our staff. "I'm excited by the Toyota opportunity. It's one of the major car manufacturers in the world and it's good to be part of its onward march."The name of the Lympsham dealership has changed from Toyota World to Howards Toyota.

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