NATIONAL motor retailer Lookers is expanding its portfolio of prestigious Volvo retail sites with the opening of a new luxury dealership in Stockport.
The launch of the new Lookers Volvo site in St Mary’s Way, Mersey Street, represents a £4m investment by the retailer and features a six-bay modern workshop. Outside there will be space for 50 Volvo Selekt approved used vehicles and customer parking.
The eight-strong new car showroom is inspired by Scandinavian design and has large exterior and interior glazing, a focus on physical and digital presentation and integrated sales and service areas.
The launch of Lookers Volvo Stockport, which is now open to the public, takes the total number of nationwide Volvo sites in the Lookers portfolio to three, with sister sites in Colchester and Taggarts Volvo in Glasgow.
As well as providing the area with a state-of-the-art Volvo facility, the new site will also create 20 new jobs.
The team are already preparing for the launch of a number of exciting new models in 2018, including the all new Volvo XC40 in February.
Nigel McMinn, chief operating officer at Lookers plc, said: ‘I am delighted to be here at the opening of the new Lookers Volvo dealership. It is a reflection of our confidence in the fantastic new range of models that Volvo are producing and their clear position as an authentic Swedish premium brand.
‘I would like to thank Jon Wakefield, MD of Volvo UK, for joining us in celebrating the official opening of our fantastic new showroom. Lookers is proud to invest into the Volvo brand and we hope all of our customers enjoy our state-of-the-art facility here in Stockport.’
Boyd Dennell, general manager at Lookers Volvo Stockport, said: ‘We are very excited to be opening this ultra-modern Lookers Volvo outlet. It’s the perfect time to be strengthening our relationship with the brand and 2018 represents a very exciting year for Lookers and Volvo in the UK.’
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