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A SUSTAINABLE new Nissan dealership in Hampshire has got off to a ‘‘flying start’’ since opening its doors and creating dozens of new opportunities.

Hendy Nissan Southampton comprises a state-of-the-art showroom and perfectly appointed workshop. It opened towards the end of last year following a multi-million-pound investment from Hendy Group, which now represents the Japanese manufacturer in four key locations across southern England.

Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director of Nissan GB, and Csaba Vincze, Network Development and Customer Quality Director, paid a visit to the new site, accompanied by Hendy Group CEO Paul Hendy and the company’s Nissan Brand Manager, Paul Hughes.

Humberstone said: ‘‘I’m extremely impressed by what I’ve seen here today – ecstatic in fact! We’re extremely proud of our partnership with Hendy Group. This new dealership is absolutely wonderful and I wish everyone concerned at Hendy Southampton all the very best for the future.’’

The building has been constructed to excellent standards of sustainability, with solar panels, electric vehicle charging points and ground-source heat pumps all included to minimise its carbon footprint.

It offers a clean, efficient and pleasant working environment for colleagues, and a warm welcome to visitors. Hosting staff are on hand to greet customers on arrival and complimentary wi-fi and refreshments are available once inside.

The spacious showroom has ample space to display the award-winning models in the Nissan range such as the 100% electric LEAF and ARIYA and best-selling crossovers Juke and Qashqai.

Hendy Group Chief Executive Paul Hendy said: ‘‘We have got off to a flying start at our new dealership and I’m pleased to say we have had a brilliant reaction from customers.

‘‘This development reinforces our commitment to the Southampton area. The facilities are outstanding and the team and our customers are delighted.’’

Paul Hughes, Hendy Nissan Brand Manager, said the site’s modern and well-equipped workshop was hugely impressive and like the showroom itself, had been extremely busy since opening.

He added: ‘‘We’ve settled in really well. We have seen good footfall already and the number of enquiries is growing all the time so we are feeling super-positive about the future.’’

As well as Southampton, Hendy operates Nissan dealerships in Crawley, West Sussex; Bournemouth, Dorset; and Salisbury, Wiltshire.


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