Auto retailer Evans Halshaw has moved to acquire the Lookers-owned Hyundai retailer in Newcastle upon Tyne. Part of Pendragon, Evans Halshaw will operate the Scotswood Road-based business as Hyundai Newcastle, and it joins another recent Hyundai franchise acquisition, Hyundai Leeds, plus sites in Harrogate and Gateshead. The existing Newcastle upon Tyne staff will be retained by Evans Halshaw.

Commenting on the acquisition, Neil Ferguson, Franchise Director for Evans Halshaw Hyundai, said: “It is an exciting time for Evans Halshaw as we expand our Hyundai portfolio. This move clearly demonstrates our whole hearted commitment to the Hyundai brand. I look forward to welcoming Matt Potts and his team of 35 into our Hyundai family and working with them on an exciting journey over the coming years.“