Arnold Clark has opened a new Kia dealership in Ayr, extending its Kia network from nine sites to ten.
The new Kia dealership will be located on Heathfield Road in Ayr, replacing the Group’s Ayr Used Car Centre that was previously based there.
The move means that Arnold Clark will now be the sole Kia dealer in Ayr, taking over from Springside Motors, with over 150 used cars on site and a wide selection of the UK’s best used Kia deals. The Group has also confirmed the addition of a Kia-authorised repairer at their Western Road, Kilmarnock branch – meaning customers can easily access Kia-approved servicing and repairs as normal.
Arnold Clark has announced that, as part of the takeover, the staff from the existing Springside Kia branch will move to either the newly minted Ayr or Kilmarnock branch.
The new Kia Ayr branch marks the continuation of the extended partnership between Arnold Clark and the Korean manufacturer, with Kia UK President Paul Philpott recently emphasising the effectiveness of the franchise model, highlighted by Kia’s record delivery of 100,000 vehicles in the UK last year.
David Munton, Franchise Manager of Kia, said: “We’re delighted to further expand our retail network with the opening of our new Kia dealership in Ayr. As the sole Kia dealer in the area, we look forward to offering our new and existing customers a whole new level of service and choice. We also have a fantastic and experienced team working at the branch who will provide customers with all the expert advice and information they need when purchasing their next Kia.”
Eddie Hawthorne, Chief Executive and Group Managing Director, added: “It’s always exciting to welcome a new branch to the Arnold Clark family, and we’re looking forward to growing our brilliant partnership with Kia. With this branch, we can offer variety, value and an exceptional level of service, all from a convenient location in Ayr.”
Arnold Clark Ayr Kia can be found at 6 Wheatpark Place, Heathfield Rd, Ayr, KA8 9RT.