Dixon Motors has increased its Nissan representation to eight dealers after securing the franchise in Sheffield to become England's largest Nissan representative.
New, used and commercial vehicle sales started yesterday from Dixon's existing Ford site on Saville Street in the city.
Nissan will occupy the former Ford used car sales area which will undergo a £250,000 redevelopment to incorporate a new workshop, parts facilities and salesroom, scheduled to be fully operational in autumn.
Up to 15 new jobs will be created when the newly developed site is fully operational. Dixon Motors also holds the Nissan franchise in Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Bristall, Halifax and Worksop.
Plans are being drawn up to expand the Dixon brand further with more new dealerships planned for 2001.