JOHN Clark Motor Group has opened a Pentland Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Edinburgh – bringing the two marques under one roof for the first time in the city.
The new development will help to support increased demand across Edinburgh for both brands, it says, and provide additional service capacity for customers across the Scottish capital.
Pentland Jaguar Land Rover Edinburgh East, which is in Whitehill Road and took nine months to build, replaces the Pentland Jaguar showroom in Glasgow Road, which has become a used car showroom for John Clark and can also service Jaguars.
The Whitehill Road dealership has a 10-car showroom, a display area for 65 used cars and 11 workshop bays. Facilities include a handover bay, where customers can see their cars unveiled before driving out of the showroom, a lounge-style waiting area complemented by a coffee bar and free wi-fi, plus a colour and trim section that allows people to specify their new Jaguar Land Rover exactly how they want it.
Meanwhile, the group’s Pentland site in Hallbarns Crescent continues to sell Land Rovers.
Chris Clark, managing director of the motor group, said: ‘This truly is an exciting development for the group and a significant investment that is justified by the performance of Jaguar Land Rover within Scotland’s capital city. Working very closely with the manufacturer, we have put considerable thought into the design of the building to ensure that it delivers a truly premium customer sales and aftersales experience.’
Jonathan Inman, brand director for the Pentland Jaguar Land Rover division, added: ‘It has been an incredibly busy period to prepare for the opening of the site but absolutely worth it, and we are now looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors and both seeing and hearing their reaction to the facilities.’
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