Volvo has confirmed that Pendragon is closing eight sites across the UK due to the current economic crisis.
It affects dealerships at Plymouth, Reading, Bury, Chesterfield, Preston and Stockport and approved repairers at Burton-on-Trent and Hainault.
A spokesman for Volvo said: “It is a mutual decision between Pendragon and Volvo UK and down to current economic uncertainties in the current climate.”
It is unclear if or how many jobs will be lost in the closures.
For an update on this story see AM’s website on Monday, October 20.