Charles Hurst opens new Kia dealership in Newtownabbey

Charles Hurst Group has opened a new Kia dealership in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim as part of an additional investment in its regional dealership network and in the local area.

It brings to five the total number of Kia dealerships within Charles Hurst, which is part of Lookers plc, one of the UK and Ireland’s top motor retailers and aftersales service companies.

Investing extensively in electric vehicle infrastructure, the showroom boasts new and innovative sales and after sales spaces.

(L-R) Andrew Gilmore, brand director; Jason Hawthorne, Kia franchise sales manager; and Stephen Morton, Kia Newtownabbey sales manager.

Charles Hurst group operations director, Jeff McCartney said: “As a future-focused company, we invest in innovative brands which will deliver the technology, sustainability and driving experience required for the future.

“Kia is an exceptional, award-winning brand and I’m delighted that this new showroom will deliver an outstanding experience for customers and colleagues.

“We welcome the Kia brand at a time when the UK government is advancing plans for an all-electric vehicle future, even before 2030 – and for many customers, an electric vehicle will be the first significant step they may take to dramatically reduce their own carbon footprint.”

Jason Hawthorne, franchise sales manager at Charles Hurst Newtownabbey, said: “Our new dealership represents a really positive sign for the future – for the local economy and our commitment to the local area and for the wider car industry.

“We’re thrilled that after significant works and investment to officially open a new Kia dealership packed with an innovative range of world class vehicles for every need.”