Motorline Group has completed the acquisition of Sytner’s Lexus Bristol franchise to take its representation with the Japanese premium brand to four sites.
The acquisition follows Sytner’s sale of its Lexus Milton Keynes operation to Steven Eagell earlier this month and brings the number dealerships operated by the group to 49, plus four Volkswagen TPS Centres across the South East, South West and the Midlands.
Motorline chairman Glen Obee said “We are delighted to add another Lexus dealership to the Motorline Group, this acquisition fits geographically well with our South West operations and further strengthens our representation with the Lexus brand.”
The Motorline Group now operates Lexus centres in Bristol, Cardiff, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells and soon to open in early 2018 a fifth centre in Gatwick.
Additionally, the business has just invested £300,000 in the refurbishment of its Lexus Canterbury Centre, in Broad Oak Road, which is set to reopen in December.
Motorline was appointed Lexus franchise for Canterbury in 1990 when they shared the site with Toyota.
In 2002 Lexus saw their newly-built independent site in Broad Oak Road which is now undergoing its largest refurbishment since its time as an independent showroom.
In 2017 Motorline has taken on a total of five dealerships with brands including Nissan, Lexus and Hyundai, which are in addition to relocating Skoda and Nissan in Dartford and Peugeot and Nissan in Medway to new sites.
Next year the group is set to open three new dealerships in Gatwick which are currently in build for Peugeot, Hyundai and Lexus.