Citygate Automotive is poised to open a brand new Kia UK dealership in Excessive Wycombe after reworking Perrys’ former Ford showroom within the Buckinghamshire city.
The AM100’s Forty sixth-ranked automotive retail group by turnover is about to open the doorways to its second retail enterprise with the rising Korean automotive model subsequent week, 5 months after buying its London Highway location from Perrys.
Citygate, which additionally has a Kia dealership in Slough, takes on the franchise level from former incumbent WLMG.
Its new Kia dealership is strategically situated reverse its present Volkswagen operation.
Citygate’s chief government Jonathan Smith, stated: “As we begin the New 12 months, we’re delighted to additional strengthen our relationship with Kia with this strategic acquisition in Excessive Wycombe, which enhances our Volkswagen presence within the city and builds on our portfolio.
“2023 shall be all about persevering with to ship excellence and worth to our clients and dealing carefully with our model companions, so we anticipate an thrilling yr for the enterprise.”
Citygate, which recorded a turnover of £336.3 million in 2021 and employs 650 workers, now operates 16 dealerships throughout London and the Residence Counties, representing Volkswagen, VW Business Automobiles, Škoda, Seat, Cupra and Kia.
It additionally operates 5 physique retailers, two standalone PDI centres, a brand new automotive storage facility and 5 TPS retailers.
In January 2020 Citygate expanded with the acquisition of Inchcape Retail’s Volkswagen dealerships in West London and Twickenham.
Lower than a yr later it launched Škoda automotive gross sales to the West London web site as a part of a £2 million makeover of the power – Europe’s largest Volkswagen automotive dealership.
In Kia it finds a model companion that continues to develop after reaching its goal of delivering a report 100,000 new automotive registrations in 2022.
Ki UK president and chief government Paul Philpott informed AM that the model expects to develop volumes by an additional 5% this yr.
Citygate lately launched worker advantages together with instruments vouchers for apprentices; extra annual depart; excessive avenue retail reductions; new automotive, used automotive, elements and automotive rental reductions.
Its group head of individuals Morag Norwood stated: “As a privately owned and entrepreneurial enterprise, Citygate has an ideal crew ethic that’s welcoming and inclusive and we’ve labored onerous to create a optimistic and rewarding working setting.
“We now have a wide range of alternatives throughout the enterprise and are at all times on the lookout for proficient people to affix us, who can both apply on-line through Citygate Careers or meet us at certainly one of our folks occasions, additionally listed on our web site.”