John Clark Motor Group announce today, 1st November 2017, the opening of Motorchoice, a used car business specialising in high quality and carefully selected multi brand vehicles on Glasgow Road, in Edinburgh.
The relocation of this business, previously based at Lanark Road, has provided the perfect springboard for JCMG to review the brand and the customer offering which includes a 3 months parts and labour warranty, a minimum 9 month MOT for vehicles over 3 years old, price promise within a 60-mile radius and a 30 day exchange policy. Customers will also have the peace of mind that their car has undergone a comprehensive vehicle inspection as well as history and mileage checks.
In addition to the above, Motorchoice are fortunate that they can handpick their vehicles from all of the John Clark Motor Group used stock. This gives the company an added advantage over some competitors, as they are in the unique position to have intimate knowledge of the cars they display and retail as the vast majority will have been sold, serviced and taken in as a part exchange within JCMG.
The relaxed and friendly showroom environment can showcase up to 30 vehicles and the entire site gives customers an opportunity to view over 120 used cars. The new location will also include aftercare from January 2018 enabling customers to get their vehicles serviced and MOT’d on site with 7 service bays, 1 MOT bay and 1 Smart repair bay.
John Clark, Chairman of JCMG commented;
“Motorchoice is central to our longer term used car strategy and we have ambitious plans to grow this division over the coming years. The existing and established site in Aberdeen and the relocation of the Edinburgh showroom to Glasgow Road are the first steps towards us realising our goals.”
“We are in the fortunate position that across the Group we receive a great deal of trade ins and we are able to hand pick what we consider the best vehicles from this stock and sell it at our Motorchoice sites. The carefully handpicked stock coupled with our customer promise and helpful service will offer both reassurance and peace of mind to Motorchoice customers purchasing a used car.”
John Clark Motor Group is a family run and owned business and is currently one of the UK’s top 20 motor trade businesses. During the course of 2016, turnover grew by 5% to £703m from £667m the previous year and profit before tax was at 1.2% of sales, which remained above the UK motor trade national average, despite what were volatile marketing conditions. Growth continued across new and used vehicle volumes and JCMG were delighted to announce growth in turnover for the eleventh consecutive year across aftersales.