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Relocation puts Renault alongside Nissan in Somerset

Wellington Motor Group is saving costs by relocating its Somerset Renault outlet alongside its Nissan business.

The dealership, previously branded Kings of Taunton, opens today in Wellington, and has been rebranded Wellington Motors.

 

Its new home incorporates such facilities as free WiFi, an IT booth with insulated noise panel so customers can work from the site while their cars are being worked on, and a 42 inch plasma television screen.

 

In line with Renault’s thinking on green issues such as eco2, a system of labelling cars in the range which meet three ecological and economical criteria, the dealership is also introducing a courtesy bike scheme so customers have a greener alternative when they book their cars in for a service.

 

Mike Finn, group managing director, said the move has been a "smooth transition".

 

“We see this as a positive move as it means the group’s activities will be streamlined into one central location just five minutes down the road from where we are now, and it will help to safeguard jobs. We are also hopeful that we will be able to create new positions in due course," he added.

Finn said the business has experienced additional demand thanks to the government’s scrappage scheme.

 

There will be an official launch in September where the dealership will be opened by a member of Renault UK’s board of directors.

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