Family-run auto retailer PV Dobson has secured a Renault and Dacia franchise for its Kendal site. The Lake District business will operate the franchise from its two-acre retail ‘hub’. Featuring an eight-car showroom and nine bay service facility the new venture has also prompted PV Dobson to recruit seven new staff, including additional technicians to bolster the retailer’s aftersales department.

Commenting on the new franchise, Chris Hammond, Director, PV Dobson, said: “We chose to partner Renault as it’s a brand on the move, its model range getting increasingly stronger and its cars offering a very appealing blend of style and technology. We’re very excited about Dacia too, as it enables us to now offer new vehicles from as little as £6,000, while with our rural location we are sure that the Duster and Kadjar are certain to prove popular with our customers.

“A Renault and Dacia dealership in the Lake District is long overdue and people we’ve spoken to are delighted that the brands are now finally here. The support we have received from the manufacturer has been excellent and we really feel like part of the Renault family.”