Our VIP hi-tech Renault & Dacia dealership launch is très bon

Photograph caption: (From left to right) Darren Payne, Sales Director at Renault Group UK, and Dale Richardson, Operations Director at Wessex Garages, unveiling the plaque at the new Renault and Dacia dealership.

We were delighted to officially open our new state of the art Renault and Dacia dealership at Newport Retail Park yesterday (October 8, 2015) with a VIP party.

On the night VIP attendees were entertained by Only Men Aloud and a magician, as well as enjoying a champagne reception and French-themed canapés.

Dale Richardson, our Operations Director, said: “We felt it was the right time to give Renault and Dacia a home with Wessex and it seemed a perfect fit for our existing car brands at Newport.

“The official VIP launch evening was a great success. Attendees also got to see the all new Renault crossover KADJAR up close. We held a raffle in aid of our Charity of the Year, St. David’s Hospice Care, which raised £335.11. A fantastic amount thanks to everyone who bought a ticket.

“Special guests also attended from Newport County AFC, Newport Gwent Dragons and the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team. We would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the event in helping us welcome these new brands to Wessex.”

The new dealership stocks Renault and Dacia’s full range of cars from superminis, hatchbacks to urban crossovers as well as Renault’s electric vehicles, such as the Renault ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Z.E. It also has a new electric charge point enhancing the M4 corridor for electric charging.

Dale added: “Our new £500,000 refurbed, hi-tech dealership looks absolutely fantastic. It is modern and fully interactive, catering to customer’s needs and enhancing their experience. People will be able to watch videos about the cars and services available and can make use of a digital lounge, including free Wi-Fi, to help them select their perfect motor.

“Renault and Dacia’s range of cars is the best it has ever been and there are lots more exciting models to come in the future.”

The new dealership is also able to offer vehicle maintenance thanks to an on-site workshop complete with ramps, offering class four and class seven MOTS and will be an official wholesaler of Renault and Dacia parts.

Renault and Dacia models will also be included in Wessex’s already established Motability scheme, offering customers a wider range to choose from.

Dale added: “We’re delighted we can add to the already fantastic offerings of Newport Retail Park. We feel that Renault and Dacia sit really well alongside our existing brands and most importantly our customers will have a wider range of vehicles to choose from, making our Newport site a ‘one-stop-shop’ for people looking to buy a new and nearly new car.”

You can also keep up-to-date with our latest news and events by liking us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/wessexgarages or following us on Twitterwww.twitter.com/wessexgarages.