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Stoneacre and Hodgson - keeping it in the family

Hodgson Motor Group has been synonymous with Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki for many years in the North East.

The family-run business is moving into its seventh decade of supplying new and used cars to a vast number of loyal customers. Hodgson has always prided itself on having one of the highest retention rates of any car dealer in the UK. In other words, people who buy their cars from Hodgson keep going back for more.

However, things are about to get even better.

The Hodgson Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki dealerships at the Metrocentre in Gateshead and Silverlink in Newcastle, have become part of the Stoneacre Motor Group.

"After 60 years trading under our family name, I didn’t want to sell to a PLC who didn’t hold dear the same core values that the Hodgson family have throughout the many years we’ve been in business.

"Our loyal customers and staff deserve to be given the same respect and care they always have and I’m confident and happy that Stoneacre are the perfect company to move things forward for everyone involved."

Steve Hodgson, Hodgson Motor Group CEO

At Stoneacre, we have recently celebrated our 25th birthday. We have 102 locations across the country and growing, and supply new cars from the majority of leading car manufacturers. In fact, no matter which brand you are looking for, Stoneacre is likely to be able to source it for you.

If we don’t have the particular model you’re looking for….we’ll find it.

And when it comes to used cars, we regularly has over 6,000 cars to choose from.

When it comes to Mazda and Suzuki, we already has several dealerships across the UK. However, the acquisition of Hodgson Group sees the Toyota brand joining Stoneacre for the first time. It’s plainly something that all parties are looking forward to, and Toyota sees a wonderful opportunity for Stoneacre to build on the firm foundations already laid by Hodgson.

“We’re delighted to welcome Stoneacre Motor Group to the Toyota network, and to see new investment in our Newcastle and Gateshead Toyota Centres.

“We thank Mr Hodgson for his many years of outstanding service to Toyota customers in the North East, and wish him all the best for his retirement.”

Mark Roden, Operations Director at Toyota GB

These are exciting times for everyone involved at Hodgson Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki. Stoneacre has an outstanding reputation for looking after its workforce. Crucially, for Hodgson’s thousands of customers, the familiar faces will still be at the dealerships, ensuring a smooth handover from Hodgson to Stoneacre.


Apart from a different name, many customers will be unaware that anything has changed.


However, one thing that has changed is the buying power of these two dealership sites. Now part of Stoneacre, the former Hodgson sites and their customers will benefit from more choice and better deals due to the enhanced scale of the network and the strong relationships involved.

So, if you fancy a new Toyota, Mazda or Suzuki, call into the newly-named Stoneacre dealerships at the Silverlink and next to the Metrocentre. You’ll find a warm reception and, crucially, a safe environment.

Part exchange is always welcome and we'll will always look to beat any on-line valuation found elsewhere.

Fancy a used model? Check out our pre-owned section on the Stoneacre website. You'll find cars from plenty of the world's most renown manufacturers.

We’ll also help you with affordable finance options, servicing and MOTs, and you can choose from various affordable aftersales plans. There’s also a resident Motability expert at every dealership, so call in today or get in touch with your nearest branch.

Same great deals. Same great customer service. Plenty of familiar faces.

New name.

Stoneacre; for Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki in Newcastle and Gateshead.