Dealer group Glyn Hopkin is adding Renault and Dacia to its franchise portfolio for the first time.
It has invested £1m into a purpose-built 20-vehicle showroom in Chelmsford adhering to the car brands’ latest retail standards.
The car dealership begins operating this month with 15 staff, and another five recruits are expected to be taken on in the future.
Fraser Cohen, Glyn Hopkin managing director, said: “To bring Renault and Dacia into the Glyn Hopkin fold is an exciting development for the group, bringing new earning and growth potential.
“We plan to play a valuable role in driving further growth once we are fully up and running, introducing many new customers to these fascinating brands.”
Glyn Hopkin already has 37 showrooms representing Nissan, Nismo, Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Suzuki, Honda, Mitsubishi, Jeep and Infiniti and a group staff of 650 people.
Renault and Dacia each recorded increased year-to-date car sales of over 10% when compared to the same period last year, based on the latest vehicle registration figures released by the SMMT.