Surrey-based auto retailer Normandy Garage has secured a Mitsubishi franchise, and will be trading from its Guilford Road location in Guilford from March 1. Already representing Subaru and, since March 2005, MG, the family-owned business is also a Hyundai used car specialist. The seven-day sales operation will be supported by a six-day aftersales operation.

Meanwhile another family-run auto retailer, Blackshaws, will also be opening a new Mitsubishi franchise. Trading as Blackshaws Mitsubishi Morpeth and starting on March 8, the business will be located on Coopies Lane, which is to the South East of Morpeth. Both sales and aftersales functions will trade Monday to Saturday.