Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire has opened a lifestyle specialist showroom and used van business at Dixon Motors’ old Citroen and Nissan site near Leeds.
The Active Life showroom was opened after a £1 million investment and six months of building work to transform it into the UK’s first dedicated new VW van lifestyle showroom.
Six jobs were created to support the new business and six more will be appointed within the next 12 months.
Andrew Caygill, director at Volkswagen Van Centre (West Yorkshire),said “The Active Life site is the first in the country to offer customers a standalone centre for the new generation of Volkswagen campervans.
“The popularity of Volkswagen lifestyle vehicles, including the Caravelle, California and Caddy Maxi Life, has seen sales increase by over 1,000% since 2005 and it’s vital we provide customers with a business arena that delivers what they want.
“This is a pilot scheme for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and I’m sure it’ll be a huge success.”
Alongside the Active Life building, on the 2.2 acre site, will be Van Craft, housing assured used Volkswagen vans.
Caygill said: “Van Craft will lift the lid on the perceived image of the used vans sales arena.
“The new building will have over 30 vehicles indoors, allowing customers time and comfort to browse the stock; just like a high street store.”