Tuesday, May 25, 2010

McLaren to open 35 retail locations all over the world



McLaren’s continued attempt in establishing a global network for their product is about to kick-off after the company announced the city and market locations for its global retail network. All in all, McLaren will initially tap 35 different retail locations all over the world with an expansion set to occur in the next few years.

Of the 35 locations, North America will have eight dealerships with another two - for a total of 10 - locations set to follow in the coming years. The cities that will house these dealerships include New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Tampa, and Toronto. As for the rest of the locations, Europe will have the most with 13 retail stores, followed by eight for the Middle East and South Africa, and four in the Asia-Pacific region.

McLaren’s managing director, Antony Sheriff, said: "This is a landmark day for McLaren Automotive as we confirm the locations of the first of our partners that will represent us around the world. It has been incredibly encouraging to experience the demand to sell McLarens from the world’s best car retailers – in every country in which we planned to launch and at the heart of all performance car markets.”

Spearheading the McLaren invasion will be the company’s new baby, the MP4-12C, which, according to McLaren, already has almost 3,000 prospective buyers - a number that should give McLaren a full plate especially since, at this rate, the company has the capacity to produce 1,000 units per year. The MP4-12C is scheduled to hit dealerships in 2011, giving the folks from Woking ample time to catch up with the high demand for the supercar.

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