Arnold Clark has opened the biggest dealership in the Renault Group UK dealer network – a 15,823 sq-ft facility at its new Hillington headquarters.
With a 23-car showroom and space for 400 new and used vehicles, the flagship Hillington franchise adjoins Arnold Clark’s brand-new, 90,000 sq-ft Renfrewshire headquarters located on Hillington Industrial Park.
Interactive car configurators and an iPad-equipped ‘Brand Bar’ are both part of the state-of-the art dealership, which consolidates Arnold Clark’s previous East Lane Paisley and Pollokshaws Road dealerships.
The Hillington dealership is also one of 26 new Renaultsport Specialist and Pro+ Specialist outlets.
Customers will also benefit from an 11-bay workshop with the latest diagnostic equipment, EV charging points and both static and automated car wash facilities.
Arnold Clark has represented Renault for over 40 years and is UK’s biggest privately-owned Renault retail partner with 20 outlets.
David Munton, Renault Franchise Director, Arnold Clark, said: “Our history with Renault together with our desire to improve the facilities of our existing franchises in the area made it a logical decision to incorporate a brand new dealership into our Hillington development.
“Our experiences of working with Renault Group have been excellent and we’ve enjoyed a great deal of success with the brand. Its cars are very popular with our customers, the Clio and Megane previously being the best-selling new vehicles in Scotland, and this year alone we expect to sell in the region of 18,000 vehicles across our Renault franchises.”
Darren Payne, Sales Director, Renault Group UK said: “The Hillington franchise is the latest addition to our fast-growing dealer network and its development by one of the country’s top privately-owned automotive retail groups is a clear indication of how appealing our franchise is.”
Arnold Clark has recently completed a rebranding operations and the development of its new headquarters serves to bring its marketing, finance and digital product development divisions under one roof for the first time.