Published: 28 Jun 2018

Stephen gets set to steer Motability customers on road to freedom at Jennings Kia

Jennings Kia, part of Jennings Motor Group, has appointed a new Motability specialist at its Sunderland dealership.

Stephen Hodgson, 33, from Washington, is the latest recruit to join the Stadium Way-based dealership.

In his new role, Stephen will be responsible for giving advice and guidance to customers who are eligible to lease a new Kia car through the Motability programme at Jennings Kia, processing orders, and delivering vehicles to customers.

Stephen, an ex-member of the forces, has spent the past four years working in new car sales and as a Motability specialist for a couple of other motor dealers in the region, prior to spending time as a finance trainer for a multinational credit card and payment service provide, and as a door-to-door sales executive for a major television, telephone and broadband provider.

Stephen said; “I’m delighted to have been given this excellent opportunity to work on the Motability side of the business for one of the region’s longest established motor dealer groups.

“The Kia Motability programme allows disabled drivers in Wearside to take advantage of a completely worry-free car leasing package.”

To qualify for a new car through the Motability programme, customers must be in receipt of any of the following; Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC-DLA), Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of the Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP), Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS).

Current models available through the Motability programme at Jennings Kia, include the Picanto, Rio, Venga, Soul, pro_cee’d, cee’d, cee’d Sportsswagon, Sportage, Carens, Niro and Optima.

In addition to being able to choose a new car every three years and nominate up to two drivers, the programme also includes insurance, servicing and maintenance, full RAC breakdown assistance, annual car tax, replacement tyres, windscreen replacement, many adaptations at no extra cost to the customers, and 60,000 mileage allowance over the three-year lease.

Jennings Kia operates dealerships at Sunderland, Washington and Stockton.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Kia, call into the Stadium Way dealership, contact 0192 5623399, or visit

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