Lookers has opened the doors of two new Glasgow-based dealerships following the relocation of its Jaguar and Volvo showrooms as part of a £12 million investment.
Taggarts, part of the Lookers group, has relocated the premium brand franchises from Maryhill Road, Glasgow, and Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, to new premises at Hillington Park, representing investments of over £7 million and £5.3 million, respectively.
The move also marks what the company reports as “the opening of the biggest Jaguar site in Scotland”.
The new Taggarts Jaguar Glasgow dealership includes a 29,000 square-foot showroom split over two floors, with capacity for over 70 external display spaces.
Customers will benefit from its drive through facility, which will allow repair and maintenance customers to be serviced more quickly and conveniently.
Taggarts Jaguar Glasgow’s head of business Jason Blane said: “The Jaguar brand is at a very exciting point in its history and is now preparing to lead the way in a number of areas, including the development of EV technology.
"Our new drive through facility will provide our customers with a quick and easy way to drop off their car and receive world class customer service.”
Other features include 21 customer parking bays, 14 workshop ramps and space in the showroom to display nine new cars.
The Taggarts Volvo Glasgow dealership, which sits adjacent to the new Jaguar site at Hillington Park, features a 22,174 square-foot showroom split over two floors with space to display nine new cars.
The new facility also provides outdoor space for over 50 Volvo Selekt approved used vehicles, as well as 20 customer car parking spaces.
Taggarts Volvo Glasgow’s head of business, Derek Muir, said: “Our new Volvo site at Hillington is hugely impressive and is in keeping with the high standards that the brand sets itself.
"Volvo has massively increased in popularity over recent years, with levels of design and build that have set an industry benchmark.”
Both dealerships are expected to create jobs as they establish themselves within their larger, purpose-built showrooms.
Pictured: (L) Jason Blane, head of business, Karen East, showroom host, Stuart Pender, aftersales manager and Steven Morrison, assistant parts manager.