Lookers is undertaking a Â£3million redevelopment and transformation of its Newport Road dealership, Teeside Volkswagen.
The retailer is consolidating its local Volkswagen car and van sites into one consolidated location at the redeveloped Newport Road location.
As part of plans, Lookers Volkswagen Van Center in Thornaby will move entirely at the end of this month to Newport Road, which is still open to the public for car sales and after-sales service.
With an experienced local team of over 60 people, Lookers Volkswagen Teesside have invested heavily in their aftersales service, with 10 ramps for servicing, diagnostics and MOT testing, offices and workshops.
Fully equipped with the latest electric vehicle infrastructure, the dealership includes five dedicated electric chargers for cars and vans, reflecting Lookers’ broader commitment to sustainability and the move towards all-electric driving.
John Cuthbertson, Lookers Volkswagen Franchise Director, said: âLookers is delighted to be redeveloping our Volkswagen dealership in Teesside, radically transforming the way our customers buy and care for their cars and vans under one roof.
âThis significant investment seamlessly integrates our local Volkswagen car and van locations, including sales and aftersales, into one established and convenient location.
“Every measure is taken to make our guests feel at home, including relaxed hospitality seating and ‘workstations’ that allow digital devices to be charged, including phones and laptops.
âFitted with the latest technology and with over 100 parking spaces available for customers, we can ensure that every customer will have the best experience at Volkswagen Teesside.
Lookers COO Duncan McPhee added: âWe are delighted to be investing more in Teesside, in our customers, staff and facilities and directly in the local economy.
“As an ambitious, forward-looking company that puts customers at the heart of everything we do, this latest investment underscores our commitment to the region and to motorists in Teesside and beyond who can enjoy every Volkswagen’s stellar range of cars and vans in bright, modern surroundings where customer service is paramount.â
Volkswagen remains one of Britain’s best-loved brands with the Volkswagen Polo and Golf regularly named in the top 10 best sellers in the UK.
Founded in 1908, Lookers is one of the largest multi-franchise dealership groups in the UK and Ireland, representing 33 premium and volume car manufacturers and specializing in the sale of new and used electric cars through a network of more than 150 franchise sites.