Atique Malik said he was 'excited' to be taking on the role of general sales manager at the Blackburn Audi showroom.

Atique left Swansway in September for a sales management position but said he was keen to return once the opportunity arose. 

He said: “It’s brilliant to be back as the general sales manager, the family values and interconnectivity across Swansway make it special.

"There is constant interaction with directors, and reinforcement of the direction we’re headed which I’ve never experienced elsewhere.”

Atique, who was business manager at Blackburn Audi for three years, added: “It’s like I never left.”

The company said it kickstarted an exciting 2024, with six new Audi vehicles set to arrive this year including the all-electric Q6 e-tron.

Atique said: “There’s a public perception that electric vehicles are too expensive. It’s our job to shift this attitude and demonstrate how they’re more cost-effective than ICE vehicles.

"Audi has the calculator tools to showcase how EVs can save money, now we want to show these results to customers.”

Swansway Motor Group brand director, Ben Gilbert, said: “Bringing back someone with Atique’s knowledge and passion for the business is a great opportunity for Blackburn Audi.

"2024 will be a big year for the Audi e-tron range and his expertise will prove valuable in how we deliver those cars to our customers.”