ARNOLD Clark has opened a new Volvo dealership in Aberdeen after developing the site of a former supermarket.
Planning permission for the showroom was granted in 2017 and work costing nearly £1 million began on transforming the Lidl site in Wellington Road last December, replacing the previous Volvo branch which was further along the road.
It has now opened and boasts room for some 75 used cars on site and eight new cars in the showroom as well as increased car park capacity.
The team is currently 40 strong after four new employees joined the dealership, with six to be added in the near future.
A spokesman for Arnold Clark said the showroom offered the complete range of the latest Volvo line-up, as well as a bigger range of demonstrator vehicles to test drive. It also has a spacious interactive showroom and customer lounge area with Scandinavian furniture, Swedish cakes and coffee plus free wifi.
The workshop is visible to customers and has the latest diagnostic and MOT technology.
General manager David Kane said: ‘We invested in our showroom so that we could give new and existing customers the best experience possible.
‘Our recent refurbishment isn’t just about a change of furniture, it’s designed to make our customers feel relaxed and at ease in an environment that provides flexible waiting, working and assessment areas.’
He added: ‘The launch of our new Volvo Personal Service will help to connect our customers with their technicians for a smooth and efficient experience.’
The former Volvo site will become part of Arnold Clark’s Mazda portfolio.
Pictured is an artist’s render of the new Volvo site