Breeze Motor Group will drive its commercial vehicle aftersales offering and new short-term ‘Rent-a-Car’ lease scheme from newly opened Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Van Centre in Portsmouth.
The new purpose–built Van Centre – located on a 1.4-acre site at Dunsbury Park, Portsmouth – features 10 service ramps, an MOT facility and a 22-strong team and has facilitated a relocation from the group’s former Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Service Centre in nearby Hilsea.
Breeze Motor Group is already a leading retailer of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, having sold the full range of vans, pick-up trucks and passenger carriers for the past 17 years at its sister site in Poole and 15 years in Southampton.
Mark Langford, managing director at Breeze Motor Group, said: “We’re really proud of this great new site and can’t wait to show off our Van Centre.
“This is a very exciting development for us. Portsmouth is vitally important to our business strategy as it extends our commercial vehicle offering from Dorchester to Chichester.
“Customers will be able to experience the same great service they’ve always received from Breeze Motor Group right across the South Coast from Poole to Portsmouth.
“We have operated our service centre in Portsmouth for five years, to great success, but business demand has required us to revamp our offering.”
As part of its shift to its new Van Centre, Breeze Motor Group is expanding its range of services to offer the approved Volkswagen Financial Services ‘Rent-a-Car’ scheme, which will allow customers to rent commercial vehicles on a short or long-term lease.
The lease scheme will be offered alongside a forecourt display of more than 60 Volkswagen DasWelt Auto used vehicles, and access to over 150 in Group stock.
The new workshop brings the number of dedicated Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Authorised Repairers across the UK to 26.
The brand also operates a further 71 full Van Centres which provide both sales and service facilities.
Trevor Hodgson-Phillips, head of service and parts operations for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We’re pleased that Breeze Motor Group has chosen to continue its investment in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand.
“Breeze Van Centre has proved itself time and again as a trusted partner to customers along the south coast, embodying the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand promise of Working With You.
“Authorised Repairers are a vital part of our network, ensuring genuine UK-wide aftersales services for all customers. Along with extended opening hours at all sites and now 20 Mobile Service Clinics, we’re confident we can be there, whenever our customers need us.”