Lloyd Motor Group expands into Morecambe
Lloyd Motor Group has announced the acquisition of Rayrigg Motors from Tuesday 15th March 2022.
The business will be renamed Lloyd Kia South Lakes and welcomes a new chapter for customers in the north Lancashire and south Cumbria regions.
The takeover ensures the continued excellence in customer service that both Kia and Lloyd Motor Group have become known for. Reassuring existing Kia customers in the area, Lloyd Motor Group is no stranger to Kia, operating the award-winning Lloyd Kia Carlisle showroom, which will help for a smooth transition.
From March 2022, Lloyd Kia South Lakes will operate solely from the Morecambe site, located on White Lund, while continuing to serve Windermere and south Cumbria customers. Lloyd Kia South Lakes will take on nearly all existing staff members, including those from the Windermere showroom and customer contracts from both locations.
Chief Executive of Lloyd Motor Group, Bryan Lloyd, said:
"This is an exciting opportunity for Lloyd Motor Group to expand its customer base and our Kia presence, building on our existing Kia dealership in Carlisle.
"At Lloyd Motor Group's core are our family values. Earlier this year, our Carlisle Kia showroom won a Kia Customer Experience award. It came in the top ten for Sales Excellence. We look forward to bringing the same customer-focus and service level to our new colleagues and customers in north Lancashire and south Cumbria."
Managing Director of Rayrigg Motors, David Smith, said:
"We chose Lloyd Motor Group to take over the business as we are very much in line with their ethos and ethics. Both organisations share family values as one of the foundations of success. We are pleased and trust our staff and customers will be very well looked after."
Lloyd Motor Group is recognised as one of the leading independent automotive retailers in the UK. The Group has won multiple awards for exceptional customer service and business performance with its rich heritage in customer experiences and long-standing partnerships with global brands. The company represents some of the world's premium automotive manufacturers – Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, MINI, Volvo, Kia, BMW Motorrad, and Honda Motorcycles.
Lloyd Motor Group now employs over 1,000 people, all dedicated to providing exceptional service standards and attention to detail on which the company has built its reputation. Supporting local communities, colleagues, and customers is at the forefront of Lloyd Motor Group's culture.
This takeover comes at an exciting time for Lloyd Motor Group and Kia, which recently launched the all-new Sportage and fully-electric Kia EV6. The Kia model line-up ranges from the smallest Picanto city car to the largest seven-seat Sorento family SUV. This is alongside one of the most comprehensive choices of modern and efficient powertrains available from any brand, including electric, plug-in hybrid, full hybrid, mild hybrid, petrol and diesel.
Customers can contact Lloyd Kia South Lakes on 01524 382222 or by visiting the showroom or aftersales departments at White Lund, Morecambe, LA3 3AY.
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