The Kia franchise has opened for business at the company's Cosham facility and group managing director Paul Hendy said response has been impressive.
“We are constantly looking to expand the group and we were delighted to be awarded the Kia franchise for the region,” said Hendy.
“We have already had tremendous interest in the cars and the new registration launch in March is looking extremely good,” he added.
The Hendy Group, which is best known for its Ford network also operates Mazda and Honda dealerships in the south together with an Iveco truck and van sales operation, used car supermarkets and Power Products division.
The new Hendy Kia operation in Southampton Road displays the full Kia range with technicians now trained in all aspects of maintaining the cars.