Vertu Motors is ready to relocate its Kia Nottingham dealership into its current Volkswagen dealership operation within the metropolis because it continues to consolidate its UK retail operations.
Following current strikes to introduce Citroen franchises into its Ford automobile dealerships in Worcester and Macclesfield, group chief government, Robert Forrester, stated: “I consider multi-franchising dealerships needs to be pivotal to sustaining profitability of many areas.”
He added: “I’m delighted with the progress we’re making on this space and which might be applied by the top of 2021.”
Now Vertu has revealed that it will likely be working its Kia Motors UK operation with Volkswagen Authorised Repairer standing and an accepted Volkswagen used automobile gross sales division following its deliberate July 2021 transfer from Previous Basford to the prevailing Nottingham Volkswagen North website on Mansfield Street, Daybrook.
The transfer comes 4 months after Vertu acquired the Kia Nottingham franchise from Sandicliffe Motor Group – a transaction highlighted in its current buying and selling replace – and can see new Volkswagen gross sales in Nottingham consolidated into Vertu’s VW Nottingham South, on Loughborough Street, West Bridgford.
Commenting on the adjustments, Forrester stated: “As an organization that’s regularly rising and evaluating its portfolio, we consider we are able to additional develop the Kia franchise in Nottingham by these adjustments.
“Kia within the UK has demonstrated over the past decade what large potential it has, and we are able to create a franchise main facility on the present Nottingham North website as soon as the redevelopment is full.
“Our profitable partnership with Volkswagen in Nottingham and the area will proceed with our giant Nottingham South dealership being the vacation spot for Volkswagen new automobile gross sales within the metropolis.”
Earlier this week AM reported on Kia’s up to date ‘Plan S’ technique, which Kia president and chief government Ho Sung Music stated will see the Korean model “reborn in 2021” with the launch of latest mobility options and 11 new electrical autos (EVs).
The model, which has already redesigned its emblem in a 2D fashion that displays these just lately adopted by Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota and Vauxhall, spelled out its future plans at a digital investor convention held in Seoul yesterday (February 9).
Ho Sung Music (pictured), stated: “Kia is being reborn in 2021 with a brand new emblem, new design, and new company title.
“Kia will rework right into a model that excites and evokes clients with revolutionary mobility experiences.”