Chippenham Motor Company has celebrated 20 years of car sales with Korean franchise partner Kia Motors.
The dealership, located on Bumpers Farm in Chippenham, was visited by Kia Motors UK sales Director, Steve Hicks, and presented with an award to recognise the long-term partnership as part of its efforts to celebrate the landmark anniversary.
Managing director of Chippenham Motor Company, Adam Bailey, said: “In the beginning, we were one of only a handful of Kia dealers in the country.
“We have watched the brand grow into something amazing and we are proud to have been part of that journey.”
Kia started trading in the UK in 1991, making Chippenham Motor Company one of the early adopters in this country.
The brand sold around 1,800 vehicles in its first year in the UK, which is a mere 35% of the sales figures, according to year-to-date registrations figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Chippenham Motors Kia’s general manager, Ben Munns, said: “The next few years are set to be a really exciting time for Kia, and Chippenham Motor Company as a Kia dealer.
“Not only are the new models an amazing addition to the line-up, like the Kia XCeed and fully electric Kia e-Niro, we are expecting some really incredible new cars coming up in 2020 and beyond.”
Chippenham Motor Company, and its various trading names, are a family run car dealership network in Wiltshire, with over 21 years’ experience in the motor trade.