Wessex Garages has opened its fourth Nissan dealership with a new showroom in Newport, South Wales.
The business is up and running out of a temporary facility until later this year, with work starting on a permanent new showroom in October.
The group said the new showroom fills a strategic gap in the company’s Nissan territory, which now stretches from Cardiff across the Severn estuary to Bristol, and up as far
The Nissan Newport showroom marks Wessex’s return to the area after an absence of almost a decade.
Chris Wiseman, Wessex Garages managing director, said: “‘The opening of our Newport Nissan dealership gives us a lovely territory in South Wales and the west of England.
“Adding Newport back into our market area is a massive plus for us and links up our territory perfectly.”
The move back to Newport represents an investment of up to £500,000 by Wessex Garages with Wiseman explaining that the expenditure demonstrates the company’s commitment to Nissan.
Up to 10 jobs will be created with the appointment of a brand manager, Motability specialist, sales executives and technicians.
Wiseman said: ‘‘We feel it’s an ideal time to be expanding with Nissan. It’s great that the brand is active in the electric vehicle sector – that sits well with us as a company.
“We have a long history with Nissan since our first dealership opened over 30 years ago.
‘‘And we’re looking forward to welcoming back some of our old customers, taking care of the Motability parc and introducing the new Qashqai and forthcoming product to local people.’’