Dealer group Pentagon has opened a new, purpose-built Vauxhall showroom in Sheffield.
The move comes after the firm – which operates 26 sites and 49 franchises – completed the planned closure of its existing city-centre site on Savile Street, Sheffield.
Pentagon says all Savile Street staff are moving to the new Parkway Avenue facility, located just outside the centre, where it already operates the UK’s largest Kia showroom and support facilities.
David Lewis, managing director of Pentagon Motor Group, said: ‘We are very pleased to have been able to make this happen.
‘It’s a new development involving an investment of over £500,000, but what is particularly pleasing is that, apart from a much bigger showroom, it also gives customers a far easier location to access than the old city-centre site, with all our facilities in one place and ample parking on site. This will also be much better for our own people in terms of accessibility and general conditions.
‘We have had a clear strategy in place for some time now of focussing on a reduced number of major marques across the group, and this is a clear indication of our willingness and ability to make that happen.’
Alongside the new Vauxhall facility, Pentagon Group operations on-site encompass the Kia showroom, full service and parts departments for both brands, a van business centre, and insurance-rated body repair and paint shops.
Commenting on the opening, Rob Schofield, Pentagon Group’s brand director for Vauxhall and Kia (pictured), said: ‘While the Vauxhall showroom will not be fully completed until late August, customers are already using our new Vauxhall service and parts facilities on the Parkway Avenue site, and we have a comprehensive range of new and used Vauxhall cars on external display for customers to browse.’
Pentagon Motor Group – which is part of Motus Group (UK) – was established in March 1991 with just one Vauxhall dealership at in Derby. Today, the business operates some 49 franchise outlets for major brands, from 26 sites across the east Midlands and north.
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