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John Clark Motors Group opens new Edinburgh JLR facility

John Clark Motor Group

John Clark Motor Group has opened the doors at its new 10-car Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Edinburgh.

The new facility near the city's Fort Kinnaird shopping destination complies with Jaguar Land Rover's Arch Concept corporate identity and replaces the group’s previous Pentland Jaguar showroom on Glasgow Road.

The former Pentland Land Rover retail facility at Newbridge has become a Jaguar approved service centre as part of the changes.

John Clark’s new JLR facility incorporates a 10-car showroom, a display area for 65 used cars and 11 workshop bays.

Group managing director, Chris Clark, said: "This truly is an exciting development for the group and a significant investment that is justified by the performance of Jaguar Land Rover within Scotland's capital city.

"Working very closely with the manufacturer we have put considerable thought into the design of the building to ensure that it delivers a truly premium customer sales and aftersales experience."

Headquartered out of Aberdeen, John Clark Motor Group is the second-largest new and used dealership in Scotland.

Last month the group reported that it would grow through the post-Brexit period despite a “ongoing political uncertainty” and a “stable but fragile economy after publishing 2016 accounts which revealed a 5% growth in turnover, to £703m (2016: £667m), as profit before tax declined - for a third consecutive year - by 9.5% to £8.25m (2015: £9.11).

Commenting on the group’s prospects, its chairman, John Clark, said: “We retain a strong and supportive relationship with our funding partners and our finances are in good shape, to allow us to not just face up to the added uncertainty of post-Brexit Britain but to grow through it and again pursue further opportunities.”

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