Our Story

Mandale Triangle, the historical heart of Thornaby, was once a busy centre for business, public services and recreation. Sadly and over years, the once thriving area that was home to the Town Hall, the Police and Fire Station, the town library, many prospering businesses and the symbolic Five Lamps became abandoned, derelict and dilapidated. The bustling place where the men of Thornaby once met under the Five Lamps, was deserted and forgotten.

Until in 2009, when Jonathan Hobday, born, raised and living in Thornaby and his business partner, Christopher Maddren thought differently. Investing significantly, they established Driven Car Sales. Gradually restoring the derelict and unsightly dealership that had been abandoned by previous businesses, they have created a landmark of business on Mandale Triangle that Thornaby can once again be proud of. Where car dealerships had previously failed, Driven Car Sales has since flourished in to an exceptionally successful enterprise, employing a local team in the heart of historical Thornaby. Having delivered unprecedented levels of growth over the last five years, the business that was born in the heart of Thornaby has expanded significantly, with dealerships and services now provided in Humberside and London.

Now Driven Motorgroup, the company prides itself on providing quality pre- owned and new cars to the local community. The group was built on foundations of reliability, service and value and these remain the corner stones of the business today.

Why Us

Driven Group Reliability Promise

We are committed to providing a friendly, genuine and helpful experience.

We are dedicated to helping you make the right selection and will provide honest and informative details on our range of cars, products and services

Call us and make an appointment to meet one of our Sales Executives in our Scunthorpe or Thornaby branches.

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Driven Group Quality Promise

We are committed to thorough inspections and safety checks and rigorously perform these on every car to give you absolute reassurance that all of our cars are of the highest quality.

Our specialised workshops and qualified technicians use diagnostic equipment and their expertise to prepare our vehicles to the highest of standards.

We are committed to ensuring all of our vehicles have an unblemished history and fully HPI check all of our cars to achieve this.

Driven Group Choice Promise

We are committed to providing you with an extensive range of brands, models, body types and colours to choose from.

You can preview our full and up-to-date range of cars and search online.

We will transport our cars between our locations to provide a convenient service for you at your local branch

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Driven Group Value Promise

We are committed to offering the best value for your money on all of our cars.

Our prices are compared rigorously and we regularly offer competitive promotional pricing on our range, including buy now pay later packages.

We customise and upgrade the finish and styling of all of our cars to offer a personalised car of your choice.

Our competitive finance packages are designed to meet your own individual needs and can cater for a variety of circumstances.

Driven Group are MG specialists

MG

Today, MG is more than an iconic octagonal badge; it is once again a motoring force to be reckoned with. The new range of MG models, that have been designed and engineered at our 69-acre site in Longbridge, Birmingham, include the MG3 and MG GS.

The MG3, which was launched in 2013, is a supermini packed with more fun, practically and specification than any of its rivals, and at just a fraction of the cost. In 2016, MG launched the MG GS and with it, a first venture into the exciting, yet highly competitive, SUV market. The MG GS, with its stylish looks, high specification and affordable pricing, marks another milestone in MG's future development.

MG’s team of 300 engineers based in the European Engineering technical centre is responsible for developing the initial concepts for all new MG vehicles. The department also ensures that each model meets the latest in European legislation and customer requirements. This includes everything from crash testing to refinement, as well as making sure the drive and handling is second to none.

MG GS

MG GS

from £14,995

Meet the MG GS, the all-new SUV from the iconic British brand.

The MG GS, with its dynamic and sporty looks, is inspired by the diversity of a modern family. It is an SUV that stands up to the challenges of every aspect of your weekly routine. Whether it’s a weekend family adventure, a daily commute to work, or a trip to the shops, the MG GS can handle it.

Family fun and affordability don’t often go hand-in-hand, but with the MG GS that’s exactly what you get.

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MG3

MG3

from £8,399

MG’s trendy MG3 has just got even better with the introduction of new technology; designed to give better economy and lower emissions.

The 2016 MG3 offers better fuel consumption, lower tax and an updated personalisation range; which includes the launch of new combinations and roof colours.

The supermini, which now benefits from a more economical 124g/km of CO2 and a stop-start EU6 engine, also comes with a new chrome grille to complement the MG family face.

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Your Customer Experience

Personalise your vehicle

Personalised registration plates

We can source personalised registration plates to suit your unique wishes. Contact us today to personalise your vehicle.

Vehicle customisation

Customisation services are provided on request including bespoke interiors, customised wheels, tuning and wrapping.

Your Finance Solutions

Our competitive finance packages are designed to meet your own individual needs and can cater for a variety of personal circumstances.

We offer both PCP and hire purchase agreements and our team of experts will aim to arrange a package that suits your affordability.

Search for a bespoke finance deal

We offer both PCP and hire purchase agreements and our team of experts will aim to arrange a package that suits your affordability.

Watch our finance video for more information regarding our services and products.

Your vehicle solutions

Driven Group Part Exchange

Our dedicated team of vehicle valuation experts can provide you with an honest and no-obligation valuation of your car.

Complete the valuation form for your personal quotation

Driven Group Vehicle Sourcing

We recognise that our customers have specific requirements and expect exemplary vehicles of the highest standard.

Our knowledge of vehicles within the market is unrivalled and we offer a personal search and select service.

Driven Group MOT

We provide a full MOT, Repair and Service Centre in our dealerships.

Our specialised workshops and qualified technicians use diagnostic equipment and their expertise to service your vehicle to the highest of standards.

Driven Group Products

We recognise that life on the road can be tough and even the most well cared for cars can be subject to damage. To give you absolute piece of mind, we offer GAP protection, Autoglym Lifeshine Shield and Warranty products.

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RAC Warranty

We provide a minimum 3 months RAC warranty for your peace of mind on every eligible vehicle and 12 months complimentary RAC membership.

RAC warranty provides you with the additional security that should your vehicle experience a mechanical failure or breakdown, RAC are on hand to minimise your inconvenience and cost.

We offer a choice of extended warranty products including various levels of mechanical and electrical component coverage with flexible claims limits.

Please ask our Sales Executives for further details or find out more.

Autoglym Lifeshine

Life on the road can be tough, lifeshine is tougher.

Road salt, strong detergents, the weather - just some of the hazards that can diminish your car's beautiful finish and that's just on the outside. Things can get just as messy on the inside - especially with young children.

Carbon shield technology™ fuses liquid carbon to vehicle paintwork to create an impenetrable barrier against harsh contaminants and the elements. We offer full protection for glass, paintwork and upholstery.

Please ask our Sales Executives for further details.

GAP Protection

Gap Protection is designed to 'Bridge the Gap' between your motor insurers settlement if your vehicle is stolen or written-off and, dependent on the type of cover, either the original price you paid for it, the replacement cost or the finance settlement.

Finance GAP pays the difference between your motor insurer's settlement on the day it is written off and the outstanding finance settlement on a PCP or HP agreement or the lease settlement on a contract hire/lease.

Please ask our Sales Executives for further details.

Our Team

Jonny

Jonny

Managing Director

Jonathan (Jonny) started Driven Motor Group with Chris in 2009 when he was 25. Jonny is a proud and life long supporter of Leeds United and loves gadgets and technology. He curls and bites his tongue when he is angry, loves Haribo sweets and lives in a house that comes complete with a night club in the roof.

Chris

Chris

Managing Director

Chris (Pants) has worked in the motor industry for his entire life and started Driven Motor Group with Jonny in 2009. Chris has a large family including many pets and spends his spare time BMX racing, training and is a secret movie buff. Chris can swallow five chocolate digestives in one dunk and is known locally for his pants (don’t ask).

Rich

Rich

Group Operations Manager

Rich (Scumbag) joined us as Group Operations Manager in 2016 and launched our Humberside site and now has full general management responsibilities for group operations. Rich has worked in the motor industry for his entire life, working for both branded dealerships and in motor finance. Rich spends his spare time with his family and watching football and is a life long supporter of Sheffield.

Darren

Darren

Sales Manager

Darren (Lieutenant Dan) joined us as Sales Manager in 2010 following a long career in the military. As Sales Manager, Darren manages your end-to-end customer journey and is responsible for ensuring you have the best experience possible with us. He spends his spare time with his family and at the gym (you can judge this one for yourself).

Sarah

Sarah

Auto Co-ordinator

Sarah (Muckbag) joined us in 2013 when she moved back to the north east after living and working in Jersey. Sarah manages all vehicle preparation, MOT and service and provides the main point of contact for you in these areas. She has a loving family (including two dogs) and enjoys going to the cinema and cooking.

Jeanette

Jeanette

Sales Co-ordinator

Jeanette (Netty) is our longest serving team member and co-ordinates the handover of your car to you. She is a devoted mum to her son Alfie and spends her spare time with him (and keeping herself glamorous).

Shaun

Shaun

Sales Executive

Shaun (The Hitman) is our longest standing Sales Executive and has years of experience in the motor industry (and a few years in hair dressing). He spends his spare time with his young son Jacob, boxing and playing football and pool. He is known for his 'ten to two' feet (look out for those) and his disco dancing.

Jack

Jack

Sales Executive

Jack joined us this year after having always worked in the fitness industry. He spends his spare time playing football and working out. He likes to think that he is known for his ‘charm’ and can dislocate his thumbs on command.

Steve

Steve

Sales Executive

Steve (Side Show) has worked in the motor industry for his entire life and joined us this year. He is passionate about sport and cycles and plays rugby in his spare time, as well as squeezing in time to coach an U13 rugby team (busy guy)

Scott

Scott

Sales Executive

Scott (Baldy) has worked in the motor industry for his entire life across many branded dealerships. He spends his spare time ‘doing very little’ and is known for his good looks (doubtful).

Steve

Steve

Sales Executive

Steve (Stevie B) has worked in the motor industry for his entire life across many branded dealerships. He spends his spare time keeping fit, playing football and watching rugby. He is known for his sense of humour (test that one out yourself).

Lorraine

Lorraine

Accounts Co-ordinator

Loraine (Lol) joined us in 2015 after a very successful career in out of hours health care. She manages our Accounts Payable department and as Jonny’s mum keeps a tight rein over us all. Loraine is a family woman who loves to spend her spare time with her family and two dogs (Billy and Nancy) at her caravan in Whitby.

Chris

Chris

Technician

Chris (Leeson) joined us in 2016 as a technician and is an amazing addition to our technical team. Chris comes from a family of motor lovers and is often seen tinkering with cars with his favourite Grandad. He is a family man and dotes on his two children and is a proud and life longer supporter of Middlesbrough FC.

Chris

Chris

Technician

Chris (Plewsy) has been with us many years and has a long and successful career in MOT Testing. He spends his spare time with his kids, at the gym and bike riding.

Jamie

Jamie

Technician

Jamie (Jamo) joined us in 2012 as a technician and is long standing part of our technical team.

Anthony

Anthony

Technician

Anthony (Big Tony) is our longest serving technician and has ran our vehicle preparation, MOT and Service Centre from opening. He spends all of his spare time with his family and dog and is an avid stock car driver.

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Our location & opening times

Teesside

Mandale Triangle Industrial Estate
Stockton-on-Tees
Thornaby
TS17 6BZ
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    09:00 - 18:30
  • Tue
    09:00 - 18:30
  • Wed
    09:00 - 18:30
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    09:00 - 18:30
  • Fri
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun
    10:00 - 16:00

Humberside

Mannaberg Way
Lincolnshire
Scunthorpe
DN15 8XF
  • Mon
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun
    By Appointment