England; The Co-Op Motor Group has opened a £1m new showroom for Land Rover and Range Rover in Leeds, England. The group says that the Farnell Leeds dealership on Whitehouse Street, its third for the 4x4 brand, has the largest Land Rover indoor showroom in the UK. The development has created eight new jobs and has indoor space for more than 25 new cars, plus a separate indoor showroom for approved used vehicles. It includes a customer lounge with TV, wi-fi, refreshment facilities and a children's play area. The showroom is amongst the first to deliver the Range Rover Ultimate, the most luxurious off-roader yet from the car manufacturer, boasting extras such as i-Pads integrated into special holders behind the front seats and a drinks cabinet, all set into a bespoke wood and leather interior.
Jatinder Aujla, group operations manager, said, 'Farnell was one of the world’s first ever Land Rover dealers and now we have this magnificent facility to add to our sites in Guiseley and Bradford. 2011 has been very successful for Farnell and next year we aim to deliver more than 1200 vehicles from this site, making it one of the most successful Range Rover/Land Rover dealerships in the UK.'
He added, 'We are already one of the top three UK Land Rover dealerships for aftersales care, but our intention is to continue improving until Farnell Leeds is recognised as providing the best all-round customer service in the UK.'
The new dealership was officially opened by Land Rover's global brand director John Edwards at the end of November.
USA: Prestige Land Rover, a member of the Prestige Auto Group, is celebrating its 25th year in business this month. The New Jersey, USA dealership has expanded to become one of the world’s largest Land Rover dealerships by sales volume. It serves New Jersey, New York and the Northeastern United States on behalf of the Prestige Auto Group which is the 20th largest dealership group in the United States. Since its inception in 1986, the Land Rover and Range Rover dealership has sold over 25,000 new and pre-owned vehicles, while establishing its reputation as one of North America’s premier Land Rover dealerships. General Manager Martin Hall credits a strong commitment to customer service for the company’s lasting success, 'We feel it’s an outstanding achievement to serve so many customers and thrive as Prestige Land Rover has for the past 25 years.' he said.
He continued, 'This milestone is a tribute to our hard-working employees, past and present, as well as our many loyal customers who have helped make this sustained growth possible.'
Hall also credits the enduring distinction of the Land Rover brand with contributing to the dealership’s longevity, 'Land Rover’s world-class SUVs have helped its dealers push to the forefront of the U.S. auto market. We must acknowledge the engineers and workers who design and build quality products that keep Land Rover and Range Rover enthusiasts coming back for more.'