Hendy Group is investing in its Portsmouth facilities with the creation of a brand new Kia showroom and the launch of a dedicated FordStore.
Work is now underway on work to create a larger Kia showroom at the site in Cosham which will accommodate nine new cars and is due for completion at the beginning of April.
Investment plans at the Cosham site also include the launch of a FordStore, adding a second flagship ford operation to the Hendy Group portfolio, following the opening of the existing FordStore site in Eastleigh.
Hendy group chief executive, Paul Hendy, said: “Portsmouth is an extremely important location for the group and this investment will ensure we can offer customers the very best facilities.
“Kia has been hugely successful and we’re delighted to be part of its plans for further growth in the future and the new showroom will enable us to showcase the very latest models in a comfortable and relaxed environment.”
Hendy added that he was also “delighted” to be opening the group’s second FordStore, which will include designated areas for each Ford product line and interactive technology to allow customers to explore the various ranges.
Hendy said: “The concept is totally customer focused. We’re delighted to be launching a FordStore in Portsmouth.
“It has been a huge success at our dealership in Eastleigh with positive feedback from customers so we’re pleased to be able to bring the concept to Portsmouth too.”