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Family owned Horsham garage opens new Abarth franchise

By Benjamin Coren

The longest established Jeep dealer in the UK and family-run Horsham business, Horsham Car Centre has been selected as a band of dealers to sell Abarth cars.

The garage, established for 25 years is now proud to sell Abarth, which is the racing division of FIAT.

Horsham Car Centre officially opened their Abarth franchise in July. John Pudney, managing director of Horsham Car Centre, said: “It’s an exciting time for the business, hopefully it will bring us more turn over and more customers.

“We are probably the longest established and best dealer in the area, we’re the current national dealer of the year awarded by Chrysler and Jeep.”

There are currently only 25 Abarth dealers in the UK, making Horsham Car Centre the 26th, they are also the only Abarth dealership for a 50 mile radius excluding London.

Speaking about Abarth cars John told The District Post: “You spec it up yourself, you can add different extras and engines making them completely bespoke vehicles. They are also good value for money, the standard 135bhp version starts at £14,000 and they can go up to £53,000 for the full race Biposto.”

Despite the new franchise launch, Horsham Car Centre will still continue operating as a Jeep dealer, with plenty of exciting new models on the way. They also operate a service centre on Foundry Lane, Horsham, open to all customers.

John and his team are extremely experienced and friendly with over two decades of expertise under their belts, they offer a personal and approachable service to all visitors.

John said: “My team are very loyal and dedicated, and offer everyone expert knowledge and a friendly face, it’s really not your typical garage!”

Horsham Car Centre is located at Roffey Corner, Crawley Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4HG. They are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6pm and until 5pm on Saturday.

You can contact the garage on 01403 272747.

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