With less than a month to go to the final evaluation of the models nominated for the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year competition, the Penta Motor Group has joined as a second-tier sponsor.
The South African Car Of The Year has never had any restrictions other than that no second tier sponsorship must clash with the headline sponsor regarding the sponsorship of the competition. The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) welcomes Penta, the first sponsorship by a multi-franchise dealership.
The Penta Motor Group had humble beginnings when Philip Botha and Roelof Janse van Vuuren decided they wanted to strike out on their own in 2011. In 2012 Penta started off with a Suzuki dealership in Rustenburg with Suzuki Klerksdorp being added in 2013.
This was followed by a Suzuki and Mahindra dealership Montana and in 2014 Mahindra Klerksdorp was completed. By 2016 Nissan Standerton joined and the official name was changed from North West Motor Group to Penta Motor Group.
In 2017 Suzuki Menlyn became the newest member and in 2018 Penta has grown into Limpopo with Mahindra Polokwane that encompasses Volvo, Peugeot and Mahindra Mokopane.
Penta motor Group has a number of brands in itrs stable being: Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Suzuki, Nissan, Datsun, Peugeot and Mahindra.
“We look forward to a fruitful relationship between Penta, the SAGMJ and 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year,” says Guild Chairman, Rubin van Niekerk.