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....

Joe Cordina WBA International Lightweight Champion | Interview | Wessex Garages Proudly Sponsors

We are very excited to announce that we are sponsoring the "Welsh Wizard" Joe Cordina for the second year in a row. See our ver special interview with Joe here!


Wessex Garages - The Dog Friendly Dealership - Bristol Animal Rescue Centre (Bristol ARC)

Huge thank you to Bristol Animal Rescue Centre (Bristol ARC) for their help in making this video. See their amazing work at www.bristolarc.org.uk


Welcome To Pennywell Road Mazda | Wessex Garages

Take a look around our brand new dealership on Pennywell Road.Wessex Garages, the new name for Mazda in Bristol!


Welcome to Wessex Newport | Wessex Garages

Take a look at what our Newport dealership is all about.


Get To Know : The 2018 Nissan Leaf | Review | Wessex Garages

Take a look at the new 2018 Nissan Leaf! We have them at our Nissan dealerships in Bristol and Gloucesterand Cardiffavailable to test drive now!


Christmas Questions with Wessex Staff | Merry Christmas 2017

We asked our staff some ~Christmasy questions... Unscripted, first thing that came into their heads... See what they said here!

Welcome to Mercia Road Gloucester | Wessex Garages

For excellent customer service, dependable cars and continuous aftersales support for your Nissan or your Kia vehicle in Gloucester, choose Wessex Garages. We are the first choice for many drivers who also want value from their motoring requirements, whether they visit for vehicle sales or servicing.

Our Mercia Road site is easily reached via the M5 and A417 as we are located just off St. Oswalds Road, while Gloucester train station is also nearby if arriving by rail. Contact or visit the team today to start the conversation.


Welcome to Feeder Road | Wessex Garages

Take a look at what our Feeder Road Kia dealership is all about. Our Wessex Kia is well known for our unrivalled customer service and friendly team that assist our customers to find their next model from the Korean firm or for aftersales support.

Here in Feeder Road you can explore the manufacturer’s most popular models up close, and compare multiple vehicles in detail as well as visit our dedicated servicing centre staffed by manufacturer-trained technicians and equipped with the most advanced tools available.

Feeder Road is close to the A4 to the south east of the city and a short drive from the M32. Bus links are excellent from the city centre, while Bristol Temple Meads train station is just a brief walk away.


Welcome to Nissan Cribbs Causeway | Wessex Garages

Take a look at what our Nissan Cribbs Causeway dealership is all about. Our Nissan brand new showroom is modern, sophisticated and cutting edge. We provide the latest models from the Japenese brand's latest-generation models, as well as providing servicing, maintenance, accident repairs and other aftersale work.

The Nissan Centre is conveniently situated just down the road from one of the country's most popular retail centres, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. The centre is easily accessible from the M5 and the M4, making it a great destination for car buyers in the South West.


Facebook Promo Video

Our Facebook page is followed by nearly 5,000 people and is full of great content. Don miss out on customer competitions and usefull manufacturer #news.

Be sure to like our page for daily updates!


Scrappage Scheme 2017 - Wessex Garages

Take advantage of some great scrappage deals before they end!

If you own a that was registered before 31st December 2009 and owned for more than 180 days you can receive up to £3.500 off selected Fiat models, up to £2,000 off selected Kia models, up to £5,000 off selected Hyundai, Nissan and Renault models.





Wessex Garages have come a long way in 30 years. This video takes you through these 30 years, since 1987. To celebrate 30 year in business Wessex Garages is giving 30 great deals with up to £4,500 towards your deposit.

Wessex 67 Reg Offers

​Wessex Park 2017

We had a fantastic evening at WessexPark Thursday 17th August with our incredible customers! A huge thank you to Bristol Zoo Gardens and, of course, everyone who attended. Here's a little highlight video we have put together for you.

WESSEX PARK @ Bristol Zoo - Thursday 17th August

Wessex Garages is proud to annoaunce that Bristol Zoo doors will be open from 6-9pm Thursday 17th August with the Dinosaur Exhibition on display, selected animals including the penguins and reptiles, plus BBQ, meet Denzel the dinosaur, and Zooropia exhibition.

  • Come and visit Dinomania attraction out of hours!
  • Meet Denzel the Dinosaur and have your picture with him
  • See selected animals out of hours, including the seals, penguins and reptiles!
  • Free entry into a raffle to WIN an annual family pass to Bristol Zoo worth £155
  • Four runners up will also win family day passes worth up to £74!
  • Use ZooRopia without the crowds (for an additional cost)
  • Goodie bags on arrival (for first 1,000 admissions)
  • BBQ Food and Ice Creams available to purchase

We look forward to seeing you!

Wessex Park Teaser Trailers

After 65 million years something is awaking – Wessex Park, will you visit?

At Wessex Garages we are proud to introduce our Wessex Park held by the Bristol Zoo Gardens as part of Dinomania until the 3rd of September 2017. You'll be able to see our official Chasmosaurus dinosaur.

Follow our Facebook Page to get the chance to win free tickes and family passes with our competiitions.

Sky News - Nissan Cribbs - Scrap Fuel Cars By 2040

On 25th July 2017, the Government has announced its plans to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040. This is part of the Government's plan to decrease air pollution by substituting fuel based vehicles for electrical powered vehicles..

Our Wessex Nissan at Cribbs Causeway was chosen by SkyNEWS to represent one of the main Electric Vehicle points in the region.

Hadfield Road Showroom Relaunch 2017

We are proud to announce the launch of our new showroom in Cardiff on Thursday 6th April, 6pm. Hadfield Road in Cardiff has launched of our new Nissan showroom. We have had a complete renovation - which was completed in late December - and we are very proud to have the latest and most up to date Nissan showroom in Europe.

We look forward to you visiting us in our new facility and we have some fantastic offers currently on.

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