Jobs boost as flagship two-storey Hyundai dealership planned

Time 8:30 am, February 6, 2017

ENDEAVOUR Automotive has unveiled plans for a new flagship Hyundai dealership in north London that will have 47 cars displayed over two floors.

The retailer said growing demand for Hyundais had influenced its decision to relocate from West Hendon Broadway to Colney Hatch Lane in New Southgate. Overall, Hyundai experienced a five per cent year-on-year growth in sales last year, passing 92,000 registrations.

The cost of the build isn’t being made public as yet, but the new site, which is due to open in the third quarter of this year, will boast more than 1,000 square metres of display space. It will include a 13-car showroom and Hyundai UK’s first indoor used car display area – capable of holding 34 cars – on the building’s first floor.

John Caney

John Caney

There will also be a nine-bay workshop with dedicated MOT, tyre-fitting and wheel-alignment stations, plus integrated space for car care with two dedicated valet bays and a wet-wash area.

Staff numbers will increase by more than 20 per cent to approximately 45 people as greater sales volumes are predicted. The growth projection also considers commitments by the South Korean brand to bring a host of technology-packed fuel-efficient models to the UK, spearheaded by the Ioniq – the world’s first car available with three distinct powertrains.

John Caney, the managing director of Endeavour Automotive, said: ‘We take great pride in establishing a flagship site with Hyundai at our new north London location. Encompassing Hyundai’s latest dealer-identity styling and customer-environment features, the two-storey development will be a landmark for Endeavour and Hyundai that should boost our sales while contributing to Hyundai’s ongoing success.’

Main image: An artist’s impression of the Hyundai North London dealership

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