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Lookers transforms Nissan Carlisle dealership with £750,000 investment

  • Lookers-owned Nissan Carlisle reopens doors following £750,000 investment
  • Showroom closed earlier this year for refurbishment
  • Dealership now boasts larger showroom and new Nissan look

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Dealer group Lookers has reopened its Nissan Carlisle showroom following a £750,000 investment.

The dealership now boasts a larger showroom, a new customer lounge and is one of the first showrooms in the UK to adopt Nissan’s new corporate image.

Originally developed in 1990, the Lookers Nissan dealership had been serving the Carlisle community for over three decades before closing temporarily earlier this year for a complete redesign and upgrade.


The spacious new building is home to a growing team of 42 staff and is on the Rosehill Industrial Estate in the east of the city.

The transformed Nissan dealership provides a new and enhanced showroom experience, with a considerably larger floor area with room for up to 12 vehicles.

The enlarged showroom also provides for a new two-car bay customer handover area and includes a relocation of the sales and service team offices to provide an improved customer ‘lounge area’.

Graham Stokoe, general manager of Lookers Nissan Carlisle, said the new dealership was a game-changer for Carlisle.


‘This investment in our Nissan Carlisle showroom is a positive sign for the future and the local economy and a real game-changer for the area.

‘At Lookers, we work hard to give every customer a first-class experience and we’re delighted to reveal this outstanding, bright and modern showroom to better meet their needs.

‘We’re excited to be welcoming customers back to see and experience this transformation and to enjoy the extensive range of new and approved used Nissan models in real style and comfort.’

Steve Eley, Lookers Nissan franchise director, said: ‘As the UK moves to all-electric driving and petrol and diesel cars begin to take a back seat, Nissan is playing a pivotal role with a new and innovative range of electric and hybrid models, and we’re delighted for Nissan to be partnering with us on this incredible journey.

‘This amazing new state-of-the-art space has been perfectly designed to showcase the best of Nissan, including the highly anticipated new Ariya electric crossover due in our showroom in the new year, the fully electric Nissan Leaf and the new mild-hybrid Nissan Qashqai.’

Pictured: Graham Stokoe, general manager of Lookers Nissan Carlisle (left), and Steve Eley, Lookers Nissan franchise director

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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