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Chrysler-Jeep franchise changes hands in Coventry

Chrysler and Jeep brands will be arriving in Coventry in the New Year, when the Listers group takes on the franchise, extending its territory from Lincolnshire.

Listers of Coventry will open in Brandon Road, Binley, on 2nd January, taking over the territory currently occupied by Kings Warwick. The Warwick dealership will close on the 31st December. Warren Depledge, current Dealer Principal of Listers Chrysler and Jeep of Lincoln and Boston, will expand his remit to Coventry and be joined by at least nine staff from Kings Warwick. A further 20 staff, including a Sales Manager, will be recruited during January.

The Brandon Road site, which is currently an empty showroom, is extensive and will have more than 50 approved cars on offer. It will house sales, service, parts and accessories.

The Listers Group was started up in 1979 by Terry Lister. It is now the 30th largest motor group in the UK and currently owns 30 car sales outlets, two bodyshops, a motorcycle distributor and two PDI centres.

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