China deal could see Ginetta create up to 60 new jobs

A Yorkshire motor manufacturer could create up to 60 new jobs at its Leeds factory after signing a 50-car deal with a Chinese distributor.

Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman of Ginetta, which builds road and racing cars, said the deal could also lead to expansion of the Garforth works as the factory steps up production to meet demand in other areas of the world.

The deal is for the newly launched G60 and G40R road cars to be sold in China.

‘Ginetta is a very niche, quirky brand and the Chinese love that. We don’t build volume for the mass market and the newly wealth Chinese like the fact we are different,’ said Tomlinson.