RMB Automotive has added Renault and Dacia to its portfolio of car dealerships in the North of England.
The privately-owned car dealer will represent the two brands in Northallerton, with the creation of 10 jobs, and plans to open a second dealership with Renault and Dacia in Darlington by the end of the year.
The expansion adds to the seven dealerships RMB Automotive has operated across Teesside and North Yorkshire since its founding in 2003, for brands including Ford, Toyota and Lexus.
RMB has been ranked as Toyota’s top dealer in its customer satisfaction scheme for the past three years.
Robert Bennett, RMB Automotive managing director, said: “Our new showroom in Northallerton looks great and we are really pleased with the results of months of hard work. Customer service is massive for us and I’m sure people will enjoy coming here to this fantastic facility.
“Renault and Dacia have a fantastic range of cars and the quality is higher than it has ever been. There are more exciting models coming our way in the next year or two so I’m looking forward to a successful partnership in the future.”
The new six-car showroom has the latest Renault Store retail concept, which is divided into zones, making it easier for the customer to see what they want. Interactive displays and the chance to use the tablets provided also help improve the customer experience.
It has a forecourt for 60 used cars and a six-bay workshop.
Darren Payne, sales director, of Renault Group UK, said: “We are thrilled to have a well-established and successful dealership like RMB Automotive join the Renault Group UK network and strengthen our presence in North Yorkshire with their fantastic new showroom.
“Expanding our dealer network is a key part of our GO5+ strategy for sustainable growth. This is an exciting time for Renault Group in the UK with our sales this year again growing significantly ahead of the market growth as our outstanding range of Renault and Dacia vehicles continues to find favour with many new customers to both brands.
“Our growth is set to continue as we enter new market segments with terrific new models like the Renault Kadjar crossover plus the addition of new franchisees in new territories like RMB Northallerton which will secure the delivery of our ambitious but achievable growth objectives.”