Lance Bradley is the new sales and marketing director of the UK’s independent Mitsubishi importer, The Colt Car Company.

Bradley, previously sales operations chief, replaces Paul Williams who will be managing director of the UK KIA Motors importer from October 7. That company was recently formed by Mazda Motors Europe to take over from the independent MCL group.

Williams joined Mitsubishi in September 1999 after spells with Daihatsu (as MD), Peugeot Talbot, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz.

Williams said: ”the opportunity to return to the role of managing director is too much of an opportunity to refuse”.