The brand reported that the Destination Porsche concept elevates and evolves the Porsche Centre from simply a point of sale into a point of brand experience. Doubling Size The Reading showroom has vastly increased in size – more than doubling in area to span over 2,000 square metres. The number of staff has risen accordingly, […]

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Auto retailer Perrys Group has secured a significant funding boost following the completion of a £40 million refinancing deal with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. The funds will be used to develop retail sites in Preston and Chesterfield, locations which were part of a recent acquisition from the GK Group of five Ford retailers and a […]

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Auto retailer Lloyd Motor Group has acquired the based retailer Clelands Jaguar. The deal has meant the relocation of the Jaguar business to Lloyd’s existing Land Rover site in Kelso, Scotland. The result is that the family-owned retailer now has the two brands under one roof, as part of the premium OEM’s current corporate strategy. […]

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Somerset-based auto retailer Beaver Garages has secured an MG Motor franchise. The family-owned business will operate the new franchise from its existing Minehead facility before moving to new premises in summer 2017. Established in 1981 as Richard Beaver Garages, the business operates from three locations in Taunton and Minehead. Commenting on the retailer’s new plans, […]

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Auto retailer Rybrook Holdings has agreed a pre-let at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull with IM Properties, with plans to develop an aftersales facility for Rolls Royce and McLaren brands. The 15,237 sq ft property is scheduled to open in early 2018. Commenting on the project, Peter Hemus, property director at Rybrook, said: “Rolls Royce […]

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Hyundai is to launch a new online sales channel in the New Year. Starting 6 January the OEM will offer consumers an end-to-end service for the purchase, finance arrangement and delivery of a broad range of its current models. Currently in partnership with auto retailer Rockar at key shopping centre locations operating an alternative to […]

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Following a year-long construction phase and over £5 million invested in the project, Vertu Motors’ Macklin Motors Nissan Glasgow auto retailer recently opened to the public. Built on the site of the former DC Thomson print works at Port Dundas Road, the multi-storey building boasts a first floor new car showroom, plus lower levels designated […]

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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 […]

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Auto retailer Vertu Motors has appointed Rik Shield to run its new Leeds-based Jaguar Land Rover showroom. Operating under the Farnell brand, the retail site is scheduled to open in the new year. Shield, a 20-year veteran of the motor trade, will be responsible for a staff of 110. The majority are already part of […]

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Auto retailer Hexagon has decided to bring its modern classic and classic retail business under one roof. Until now this activity was operated from the company’s South Kensington showroom, but the change will see its stock from the 50s, 60s and 70s move to its flagship Hexagon Classics North London showroom located near the Bishop’s […]

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