The Charles Hurst Group has opened a Kia dealership in Newtownabbey as part of an additional investment in its regional network and electric vehicle infrastructure.
This brings the total number of Kia showrooms within the group to five, and Northern Ireland’s largest car retailer has said it has ample open space to showcase a wide range of new models. Kia and approved used vehicles, as well as’ new and innovative sales. and after-sales areas ”.
Group Chief Operating Officer Jeff McCartney said: “As a forward-looking company, we are investing in innovative brands that will deliver the technology, sustainability and driving experience required for the future.
“Kia is an exceptional and award-winning brand, and I am delighted that this new showroom provides an exceptional experience for customers and colleagues. “
The cost of the development was not given, but Charles Hurst, who is part of Lookers, said he was welcoming the Kia brand to the dealership at a time when the UK government was pushing forward plans for an all-electric vehicle future. .
Jason Hawthorne, director of franchise sales at Charles Hurst Newtownabbey, added that the new showroom was a welcome investment for the region.
“Our new dealership is a really positive sign for the future – for the local economy and our commitment to the region and to the automotive industry at large.
“After significant work and investment, we are delighted to officially open a new Kia dealership with an innovative range of world-class vehicles for all needs.
To celebrate the new development and his investment with Kia, Charles Hurst will host a special opening event in Newtownabbey on Tuesday, September 7, where people can try out the new all-electric Kia EV6 as well as the rest of the lineup.
In the photo of the new dealership are, left to right, Brand Manager Andrew Gilmore, Jason Hawthorne and Kia Newtownabbey Sales Manager, Stephen Morton.
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