Expansion for Kia Motors
CAR brand Kia Motors is expanding its offering in Leicestershire, following a deal led by East Midlands-based Nelsons Solicitors.
Family-run franchise Kia Loughborough will be opening a second showroom due to the success of its site in Leicester Road, Mountsorrel, where it has been based since 2003.
The Mountsorrel branch will continue to run independently as a used car sales operation, while the new site in Loughborough – formerly a Citroen dealership, which has a 300 sq m showroom and a workshop with six bays – is expected to fully open in Belton Road in June after renovations have taken place.
Riaz Dudhia, head of Nelsons’ commercial property department, led the deal, acting on behalf of the buyers and their investors in purchasing the property.
He said: “Multiple parties were involved in the deal, which made co-ordinating and completing the purchase to the desired timescale a challenge. However, with hard work and regular communication with our client, we were able to complete the purchase to all parties’ satisfaction.”
Oli Johnson, operations director at Kia Loughborough, said: “Our new branch in Loughborough was previously a Citroen dealership, which closed at the end of 2017. It’s located between Volkswagen and Mercedes so it places us in good company. We’re also really happy to announce that the move will be creating numerous jobs in Loughborough too.”
Kia’s new Loughborough site.