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Hylton Group to close Renault and Dacia showrooms following Nissan franchise loss

Closing down: Hylton Group's Cheltenham Renault and Dacia franchises

Hylton Group will close its Renault and Dacia dealerships in Cheltenham and Worcester at the end of this month following the recent closure of its Nissan franchise.

The imminent closure of the facilities in Manor Road, Swindon Village, Cheltenham, was been confirmed to customers, according to reports from Gloucester Live.

The online news platform said that the Nissan dealership had closed on March 2 after the retail group lost its franchise with the Japanese brand.

In a statement issued at the time, Hylton Group said: "It is with great regret that we have to inform you that as of March 2 we will no longer be a Nissan franchise.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your valued custom and kindness."

City councillors in Worcester, meanwhile, have expressed concerns for staff from Hylton Renault Worcester, in Bromyard Road, who face redundancy following its scheduled closure on Friday (March 23), according to a report in the Worcester News.

The fate of Hylton Group’s remaining Peugeot and Suzuki dealerships in St Peter's, Worcester, remains unclear, the newspaper said.

Cheltenham customers have been advised to put any enquiries to the Bristol Street Motors Renault dealership in Ramsdale Road, Gloucester.

In its last published accounts, to December 31, 2016, Hylton Group recorded a 15% rise in turnover to £42.9 million and a profit before tax of £250,000 which followed a £101,000 loss in 2015.

AM has approached Hylton Group for a comment on the closures.

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