Glyn Hopkin has today opened East London’s first Kia dealership, bringing the UK’s biggest-selling car brand to millions of potential new customers in the capital.
Located in Manor Park, East London, just off the North Circular on the Romford Road, Kia East London is Glyn Hopkin’s second Kia franchise and represents a strengthening of the already successful relationship between the retailer and manufacturer.
It also underlines Glyn Hopkin’s position as one of the South East’s premier automotive retail groups, with a dozen manufacturers now represented across its network of more than 50 outlets.
The centrepiece of the new dealership is the stunning six-car showroom, with space to display all the models in Kia range within the brand’s carefully created retail environment.
The showroom is complemented by a 20-car forecourt, stocked with a range of the latest quality-assured Kia models and a state-of-the-art 20-bay workshop staffed by Kia-trained technicians.
Shab Chowdhury, Glyn Hopkin’s Sales Director, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing Kia to East London and can’t wait to open the doors. The East of the capital has been a big open point for Kia and we fully expect the new dealership to be incredibly popular from the very start. We know from the success of our Kia Romford showroom just how much in demand Kia’s models are with drivers at the moment and so we are delighted to be extending our relationship with the brand.”
Glyn Hopkin Managing Director, Fraser Cohen, said: “Kia is one of the most important manufacturers in the market today and its current product range, coupled with a phenomenal pipeline of new products, makes it a fantastic brand to represent. Since opening Kia Romford in 2019 we have built a fabulous relationship with the team at Kia UK and so naturally we were delighted when they chose us as their partner in such a strategically important territory.”
He added: “As a group we have big plans for the future and we are excited that the opening of this fabulous new dealership will kick-off the next phase of our growth.”
Ian Kewley General Manager, Dealer Development at Kia UK Limited, said “Since taking on the Kia Franchise at Romford in 2019, Glyn Hopkin have proved to be a great addition to the Kia Network. We are therefore delighted to be expanding our relationship with them into the important area of East London. This is an exciting time for the Kia brand with a total of 10 electrified models available which is one of the most comprehensive electrified line-ups in the UK today”