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Wednesday, 04 November 2021 10:18

John Clark introduces three new automotive manufacturers to Aberdeen

Andrew Simpson

John Clark Motor Group is to bring a trio of manufacturers to Aberdeen’s automotive scene, which haven’t been represented in the city for more than three years and are new brands for the group.

The additions, Renault, Dacia and Peugeot, will be located in the former Aberdeen Audi showrooms on Abbotswell Road, Aberdeen and represent an investment of over £500,000 for the group. Site development is currently underway to ensure the buildings meet with the corporate interior and exterior design standards stipulated by the manufacturer. The dealerships will be open to the public early in 2016.

The three brands broaden the product portfolio available from JCMG with a diverse model range including city, family, sport and hybrid vehicles starting from as little as £7,000.00. Furthermore, the group will also represent the light commercial vehicles available from these brands.

Refurbishment of the sites will allow for 10 Renault models and three Dacia vehicles to be displayed in one showroom and eight Peugeot’s in what was the former Approved Used Car Showroom for Audi.

In addition to Renault, Dacia and Peugeot, the site development will include a used car facility operating under the trading name of Clark Motorchoice, which is already operational in Edinburgh. This business will offer used vehicles to JCMG approved standards and with a six month warranty cover.

A substantial 15 bay workshop, one MOT bay and a wheel alignment bay is also included on the site and will be operated by manufacturer trained technicians.

A recruitment campaign is currently underway to satisfy the 53 jobs that have been created by this expansion, which now takes the total number of employees in the group to over 1200.

Chris Clark, group business development director said: “Aberdeen plays a significant role in our Group success and the latest moves with Renault, Dacia and Peugeot will build on the success through the diversity of cars we offer.

“We are putting significant investment toward developing and refurbishing what was our Audi facility on Abbotswell Road for these three new brands and we look forward to welcoming new customers and current owners in the new year.”

Andrew Simpson, currently managing JCMG’s Nissan dealerships, will become franchise director for the Renault, Dacia and Peugeot suite.

Mr Simpson said: “I’m delighted to be taking on an added role at JCMG in overseeing the new site and look forward to recruiting and building a new team with the aim of making the new brands successful.”

Mr Clark said: “It’s an exciting time for us as we Introduce Renault, Dacia and Peugeot to JCMG, signifying another step in our expansion strategy. The new team members will be key in delivering high standards of customer service and we will invest in training to ensure they are equipped to do just that.”

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