Published: 26 Nov 2018
First Anniversary celebrations at the double
Lookers Mazda and Lookers Kia, the new name for Jennings, have celebrated their first year of successful business in Wearside.
The official opening of the Stadium Way-based dealership, which houses both Kia and Mazda brands under one roof, also saw the creation of 24 jobs for local people when the showroom doors opened for the very first time last year.
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James Chorlton, general sales manager at Sunderland Mazda and Kia, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of the dealerships and look forward to another successful year of business in Wearside, as we continue to further develop the high quality and competitively-priced Mazda and Kia brands. Customers visiting the showroom get the best of both worlds, with a display of models from two manufacturers all under one roof, as well as a second to none customer service on offer from a team of dedicated and professionally trained staff.”
As part of the celebrations, staff and customers enjoyed a cuppa and slice of cake at the dealership.
Prior to officially opening the site, which was formerly a car dealership, a complete refurbishment to incorporate two, 200sqm showrooms in-keeping with the corporate design and styles of both manufacturers, took place.
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Both showrooms provide the full range of new models available across each marque, excluding the Kia Stinger model, in addition to an extensive range of quality used cars, and a Motability service which is on offer for eligible customers who want to lease a new car using their weekly allowance.
First floor interior office accommodation overlooks a double height showroom, and the exterior incorporates a large forecourt where an extensive range of models are on display.
Aftersales is catered for with an eight-ramp workshop and MOT bay facility where a team of manufacturer approved motor vehicle technicians, using the latest technology and diagnostic equipment, is on hand to carry out work and repairs to vehicles for customers.
The site also houses an independent valet building, which is located to the rear of the dealership.
Lookers Mazda, the new name for Jennings, also operates a dealership on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough, which officially opened for business in 2003. In 2011, further expansion and investment saw the opening of a Kia dealership located on Parsons Road in Washington.
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