2023 Diamond Dealer Awards recognise the Best of the Best!

1 June, 2023

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Mitsubishi Motors NZ (MMNZ), the leading passenger car brand in New Zealand for the 2022 calendar year, recently celebrated its remarkable success and honored its top-performing dealers at the annual Diamond Dealer Awards. The event took place in Tokyo, at the prestigious Chinzanso Gardens, adding an extra touch of elegance to the occasion.

With an impressive total sales figure of 23,899 units in 2022, up from 20,161 in 2021, MMNZ emerged as the leader in the passenger car market and secured the second position overall. These results exceeded the internal targets that were initially set at 15,000 units. Recognizing this achievement, MMNZ Chief Operating Officer, Tony Johnston, commended the team’s exceptional performance in a declining market.

“Our team not only exceeded our targets but also experienced several notable highlights throughout the year,” said Tony Johnston. “We were honored as the best automotive brand for customer experience by Kanstar, received the prestigious award for the best-in-class PHEV with the Outlander at the AA Driven Car of the Year Awards, and, most significantly, became the top-selling brand in the passenger car segment for 2022.”

At the heart of MMNZ’s success lies their commitment to putting people first. By prioritizing customer satisfaction, they have achieved enduring success in the highly competitive automotive industry. The company recognizes the tireless dedication of its nationwide team, who consistently go above and beyond to meet customer needs. To acknowledge their ongoing commitment, MMNZ treated this exceptional group of dealers to a special trip to Japan, the birthplace of the Mitsubishi brand, as a token of appreciation.

The highlight of the Diamond Dealer Awards was the recognition of the best of the best. Among the deserving winners were Justin and Vanessa Wooding of Ingham Mitsubishi Taupo. This dynamic duo, first-time winners at the awards, have dazzled like the sparkling waters of their hometown lake, exhibiting excellence in customer service and sales.

In addition to individual dealer accolades, Ingham Mitsubishi Hamilton was acknowledged for its outstanding overall service excellence. The dedication and hard work of their team in providing exceptional service to customers played a vital role in their success.

As Mitsubishi Motors NZ continues to raise the bar in the automotive industry, it remains committed to its core values of putting people first and delivering outstanding experiences for customers. The Diamond Dealer Awards serve as a testament to the unwavering dedication of MMNZ and its dealer network in achieving excellence and surpassing expectations. With a track record of success and a focus on customer satisfaction, Mitsubishi is poised to maintain its position as a leader in the New Zealand automotive market.

Trent Ingham, Managing Director Ingham Group, expressed his gratitude and admiration for the exceptional team at Ingham Mitsubishi across all three locations. In a statement, he said, “I would like to personally thank all our Ingham Mitsubishi team across Taupo, Hamilton, and Te Awamutu for their unwavering dedication to representing both the Mitsubishi and Ingham brands at the highest level and for their unwavering support in serving our customers with excellence.”

Trent commended the team’s remarkable achievements in 2022 and the recognition they have received, while also acknowledging their continued efforts in previous years. He added, “I am proud of the team’s accomplishments this year and their ongoing commitment. I extend my heartfelt thanks for their dedication and look forward to many more years of partnering with the Mitsubishi brand with excellence.”

Congratulations to all the winners of the Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand Diamond Dealer Awards 2023.

Full Press Release from Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand released 31 May 2023 available here.

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