McCarthy Motor Holdings will be opening a new Pre-Owned dealership, with a 1400-m² showroom, in Morningside this month.

McCarthy Motor Holdings (MMH) will be opening a new Pre-Owned dealership, with a 1400-m² showroom, in Morningside this month.


The dealership, whose showroom can display up to 60 units at a time, is situated below McCarthys McAuto Morningside branch, “making the reconditioning of used units very efficient and convenient”, a spokesman for MMH said.


The eight-outlet McCarthy Pre-Owned network has had a turnover of R235 million since its launch in June 2003.


"The expansion of the McCarthy Pre-Owned network is directly in line with our strategy to entrench ourselves as South Africa's number one used vehicle retailer," said McCarthy Motor Holdings chairman Brand Pretorius. "McCarthy Pre-Owned has also assisted us to increase our share of the national used vehicle dealer market to almost 11 per cent."


"The Morningside facility will become the flagship operation in KwaZulu-Natal for our McCarthy Pre-Owned franchise," said Pretorius. "The dealership is expected to move approximately 40 to 45 units per month."


He added that McCarthy Motor Holdings intended to have 15 Pre-Owned dealers fully operational by the end of 2005. Three more dealerships are expected in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg later this year.