Wessex News

The news section of our site is here to provide you with up to date clips of the latest models as well as Wessex Garages updates. From latest promotions to parody videos, we aim to keep you informed about our progress.

Wessex Garages Customers' Review

We invited our customers to tell us about their experiences when buying or servicing their car at Wessex Garages. Here's what they said....

Charity Football Match Highlights

We’re delighted to announce that we raised £292 for a number of charities yesterday (June 14, 2016) by organising a football match.

We hosted the event at the Newport International Sports Village and the money raised will be donated to our seven charities of the year.

Nissan GTR Event Highlights

​On the 17th April 2016 the new 2017 model Nissan GT-R was unveiled for the first time in the UK at our Nissan Brand Centre in Cribbs Causeway Bristol. 

This special GTR event brought owners and enthusiasts from all over the country to view the new beast and receive complimentary diagnostic checks in our state of the art workshop.

A big thank you to all that came and we look forward to seeing you when this exciting new model will be in showrooms later this year.

New 2017 Nissan GTR - Exclusive 1st UK Viewing

​Exclusive First look of the new 2017 Nissan GTR unveiled for the first time in the UK at Wessex Garages Nissan in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol UK on 17th April 2017​.


A very Wessex Christmas with Only Men Aloud

A Christmas charity event at our Hadfield Road dealership in Cardiff.


Making The Video - Wessex and Newport Gwent Dragons 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree'

​We were thrilled to have the Newport Gwent Dragons as one of our special guests for our 2015 Christmas video, with Rynard Landman doing the best snake dance we’ve ever seen! Check out the full Wessex Christmas video here: https://youtu.be/nNMmdUQsswk​.


Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Wessex Garages & Friends Christmas Parody

​Check out staff from across our branches strutting their stuff in our Christmas video, along with some cheeky guest appearances from some very special friends of Wessex (including the Cardiff Devils, the Heart FM Breakfast team and Newport Dragons!)​.


Renault Newport Launch Event Highlights

​The new Wessex Garages Renault & Dacia showroom was officially opened at a VIP launch event on 8th October 2015.

With performances from Only Men Aloud, lots of special guests including Newport County AFC, Newport Gwent Dragons and The Cardiff Devils Hockey team, we raised £335 in our raffle for St David's Hospice Care. 

A huge shout out to all the various members of Wessex staff that made the evening run smoothly both inside and behind the scenes.


Wessex Garages Renault/Dacia Sales & Service Centre

We’re absolutely thrilled that our new Renault and Dacia dealership is now (August, 2015) open at Newport Retail Park alongside our Kia, Fiat and Hyundai brands.

The purpose-built 3,831 square foot showroom is fully operational and is the start of a great relationship for us with Renault and Dacia.

Paul Edwards, General Manager of the new dealership, explained: “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.

“The showroom features all of the latest technology including videos about staff and services and a digital lounge, including free Wi-Fi. In the showroom a ‘Brand Wall’ displays Renault related content, news and promotions. Accessories and service packages are displayed prominently at strategic locations.


The Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Team


Armed Forces Day Golf Event 2015

Highlights of the Armed Forces Golf event at Cottrell Park Golf Resort, 23rd June 2015 sponsored by Wessex Garages.


Christmas Video Parody - Merry Christmas Everyone 2014


Wessex Garages Win Green Gong-Made in Bristol TV

Made in Bristol TV news programme The 6 looks at how Wessex Garages encourages it's staff to think Green by cycling to work and them being awarded West of England Sustainable Travel Award, Best Newcomer 2014.


A Close Shave - charity Head Shave

​Wessex Garages Gloucester General Manager Darren Preddy has his head shaved in support of his father Bob who is undergoing treatment for cancer. He's joined by his colleague Marc, Gloucester branch Digital Sales Executive who agrees to have his head shaved straight after. 

Wessex Garages Gloucester are donating all monies from this event to their charity of the year Meningitus Now, details of their Just Giving Page can be found on the Just Giving Website​.

Grape & Grain Festival

Product placement video of Wessex Garages at the Grape & Grain Festival Bristol with InPlayGolf.


Wessex Garages Ice Bucket Challenge

​The Wessex Garages Director's Ice Bucket Challenge at our Pennywell Road dealership.

Managing Director Keith Brock is joined by Operations Director Chris Wiseman and Nissan Operations Director Dale Richardson for a thorough soaking and in their suits too!

Good work guys and for a Great Cause with all donations going to ALS.


Ladies in Gear

​See what we got up to at our Ladies in Gear events across our Kia branches this month.


Nissan Qashqai Launch Night

The new Nissan Qashqai has landed, see what we got up to for our launch night on the 24th January.  


24 Hours In A Car

​Follow our Digital Sales Executives spending 24 hours in a car. Along the way they will visit their branches and charities and end in our Newport branch where they will be sleeping in their cars!


Hyundai Official Opening

Thursday 7th November was the official launch of our new Hyundai dealership in Newport. 

Tony Whitehorn (President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK) was on hand to help our opening go off with a bang.

We had some amazing fireworks and food, have a look for yourself and see what we got up to.


Pied Piper Fashion Show

​This year our Gloucester branch hosted the Pied Piper Fashion Show! We brought Gromit along to help raise lots of money from the clothes that had kindly been donated.

Luke Piggott Cardiff Devils

​Wessex Garages this year have sponsored Cardiff Devils player Luke Piggott. Luke tells us a little bit about himself in this interview.


Jason's Charity Bungee Jump

​Jason Pritchard (Group Marketing Manager) completed the 400ft bungee jump in Chepstow this weekend and managed to raise £191 for Newport's chosen charity of the year St David's Hospice Care!


Harlem Shake - Wessex Garages Penny Brohn Cancer Care

​Wessex Garages Purple for Penny Brohn Day raising money to help people with cancer.

Kia Approved Used Cars - The Benefits

Kia Approved Used Cars offer an unrivalled peace-of-mind package as standard, which is designed to provide you with as much reassurance as when buying a brand new car.

Watch this video to find out everything you can expect when buying a 'Kia Approved Used Car'.


The Great Wessex Bake Off 2016

The Great Wessex Bake Off is held to raise money and awareness for George Thomas Hospice Care / Gofal Hosbis George Thomas and this year had the honour of being judged by Restaurant James sommerin!

Thank you to all that helped and supported the event, it was a great success!


Wessex Garages Cribbs Causeway NOW OPEN

​Our new Nissan Brand Centre in Hayes Way Cribbs Causeway is now open! 

Featuring the very latest innovations from Nissan our new showroom will have all 11 models of Nissan's on display.

We look forward to welcoming you here at Cribbs Causeway


Cribbs Causeway November Update

Our latest update on the construction of our new prestigious Nissan centre in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. 

Wessex Garages Cribbs Construction Update Decmber 2015


Wessex Cribbs July Update