Lookers finds all-new Nissan dealership in Sunderland


Lookers has formally opened a brand new Nissan dealership in Sunderland following an intensive £1.8 million transformation of its former Ford website online on Newcastle Street.

Lookers’ new Nissan franchised dealership comprises a 12-car showroom, buyer living room spaces, EV charging issues, new workshops and a handover bay – all designed to supply consumers with a premier retail and aftersales enjoy. Round 35 personnel at the moment are hired at Lookers’ latest franchise location.

The brand new Lookers Nissan dealership in Newcastle Street has put in the brand new Nissan brand signage – the emblem’s first taste exchange in additional than 20 years.

The 27,000 sq. toes purpose-built showroom now showcases quite a lot of new Nissan fashions, together with the brand new all-electric Nissan ARIYA, that includes state-of-the-art design and strong electrical mobility, the Juke Hybrid and the British-built Qashqai.

Welcoming Lookers’ newest funding in Sunderland and within the Nissan emblem, Lookers’ franchise director Robert Dier, mentioned: “Sunderland is as soon as once more the thrashing middle of Nissan’s UK production operations and we’re completely thrilled to be making an investment in the neighborhood in a brand new cutting-edge Nissan dealership in an unbelievable town the place everybody can enjoy this exceptional vehicle emblem’s taste, innovation and concentrate on sustainable riding in an exemplar retail surroundings that consumers will love.”

Lookers is these days developing a brand new £3.25 million dealership at Portland Street in Newcastle which is not off course to open in 2024. Previous this yr, Lookers additionally opened the doorways on a brand new £1 million dealership in close by Gateshead following an identical transformations in Chester and Carlisle in 2022.

Lookers’ leader running officer Duncan McPhee, mentioned the brand new dealership in Sunderland builds on its forged, strengthening ties with the Nissan emblem.

“Dedicated to being the United Kingdom’s primary selection for all-electric riding, Lookers is thrilled to be strengthening our partnership and we stay up for welcoming consumers to our latest franchise dealership at Lookers Nissan Sunderland within the weeks and months forward.”

Grant Richards, nationwide community building supervisor at Nissan, mentioned: ‘‘This new showroom in Sunderland is in reality impressive and showcases our vehicles in precisely the precise manner. The workshop amenities are similarly spectacular. We’re thrilled with Lookers’ funding in our emblem, and we stay up for a vivid long run in combination.

In June this yr, Nissan Sunderland’s production hub develop into the quickest UK vehicle producer to achieve 11 million cars, confirming its standing as the United Kingdom’s greatest vehicle producer through quantity with round 5 million portions arriving on the plant in line with day.

Final month, Nissan and its companions introduced a £2 billion plan to construct 3 electrical vehicle fashions at its Sunderland manufacturing facility. The Jap company will construct electrical Qashqai and Juke fashions on the plant along the following era of the electrical Leaf, which is already produced there. 

Pictured on the professional release are Kevin Wardrop, operations director for Lookers VNR department and Billy Taylor, common supervisor, Nissan Sunderland.



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