JCT600, has expanded its choice of luxury car brands with the acquisition of two Jaguar and Land Rover businesses. The Bradford-based family owned group is one of the UK’s largest privately owned motor retailers.

The Doncaster Jaguar and Doncaster Land Rover dealerships have been purchased from Pendragon, owner of Stratsone, for an undisclosed sum. All staff at the businesses have been transferred to JCT600. The new dealerships will operate as JCT600 Jaguar Doncaster and JCT600 Land Rover Doncaster.

JCT600 already represent 18 of the world’s leading car marques, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche. Their dealerships in Yorkshire and the North East to Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, employ over 2.250 people.

The acquisition strengthens its operations in Doncaster where it already has Audi and Mercedes-Benz dealerships.

John Tordoff, CEO, said: “The addition of Jaguar and Land Rover to our stable of prestigious car marques is a perfect fit. It’s the first time we’ve represented the brand which was the obvious missing link in our portfolio. With more than 70 years’ heritage representing some of the world’s most respected car brands, we’re excited to bring Jaguar and Land Rover’s stylish range to our customers with a stunning choice of luxury sports cars, executive saloons and, of course, its iconic four-wheel drive and SUVs. “

We look forward to building on our success in Doncaster, recruiting new talent to work alongside the existing team as we develop the dealerships over the coming months and years. We are confident that they will grow and flourish as part of the established JCT600 group.”