Lookers Jaguar Land Rover has become the main retailer for both prestige brands in Buckinghamshire after completing the development of its expansive retail facility in Aylesbury.
Work has now finished on the new 16,193 sq ft development in Aston Clinton, which becomes the most recent Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) ‘Arch’ concept to open to the public.
The new multi-million-pound dealership involved the closure of the nearby Lookers Jaguar site in Amersham, Lookers Land Rover in Chipperfield, as well as Stratstone Land Rover Aylesbury, with over 100 staff from these sites recently transferring to the new dual branded development.
Customers are now able to browse 18 new car models split between the two brands, while there is also space for over 100 used cars to be displayed outside, the biggest selection for JLR in the UK. Visiting customers will also have the use of 30 parking spaces.
Aftersales is also well catered for, with a combined workshop that includes over 30 bays.
The Arch design concept is a 50:50 split between Jaguar and Land Rover, with the brands sharing a central reception desk. Other key features include indoor service areas that allow customers to deliver their cars, where staff use CitNow eVHC technology to monitor vehicles on arrival and also film any work carried out.
Also among the many changes for JLR in Buckinghamshire is the appointment of Jeremy Hutton as the centre’s new head of business.
Hutton said: “We’re immensely proud of our new dual-branded retail centre here in Aston Clinton, which has become the main dealer for both Jaguar and Land Rover in the Buckinghamshire area. The building truly is amazing and sets the bar for how a modern motor retailer should look and feel. It’s a testament to everyone involved and reflects the high levels of design and engineering that Jaguar and Land Rover set themselves as brands.
“Our staff couldn’t wait to start work in their new home, as well as welcome our loyal customers through its doors. Everyone, from staff to customers and those in the surrounding community have been hugely impressed by what we’ve been able to achieve.”