Specialist Cars Aberdeen is the latest Renault dealership to join the exclusive Renault Sport dealer network, its appointment coming only three months after the dealership opened in the heart of the city.
Owned by the John Clark Motor Group (JCMG) and located on Abbotswell Road, the dealership’s inclusion in the recently established Renault Sport dealer network recognises it to be a dedicated specialist in the sale and maintenance of Renault’s iconic motorsport-bred models.
Together with the other 26 nationwide Renault Sport dealerships, Specialist Cars Aberdeen was appointed to the dealer network based on its passion for the Renault Sport brand, product knowledge and ability to meet the often intricate requirements of Renault Sport enthusiasts. Renault Sport dealerships are recognised to deliver a highly personalised service, however all Renault Sport vehicles can be purchased and serviced through any Renault dealership should customers find this to be more convenient.
As a Renault Sport dealership, Specialist Cars Aberdeen will have a designated showroom area where customers are able to peruse the latest additions to the high performance range together with a selection of official accessories and merchandise. The dealership also has the full Renault Sport and GT vehicle range available for test drive demonstration, including the Clio Renault Sport 220 Trophy and the All-New Mégane GT 205, and offers exceptional after sales support via its advanced 17-bay workshop and manufacturer-trained technicians.
Core to a Renault Sport dealership is dedicated personnel who act as a sole point of contact through a customer’s ownership of a Renault Sport vehicle. At Specialist Cars Aberdeen, David Barnes has been appointed to the role of R.S Specialist Advisor.
Speaking on the dealership’s new Renault Sport specialist status, he said: “Aberdeen and the surrounding area has a high number of Renault Sport enthusiasts and we are delighted to now offer them a facility and expertise that will enhance their Renault Sport experience. We have a real passion for the brand, its history and it how it strives to innovate, and we aim to deliver a level of service that is truly befitting of Renault Sport and its many followers.
“We are seeing more and more Renault Sport customers call on us for their after sales requirements and we are also in the midst of building our stock of hand-picked, approved used vehicles, so that we are able to offer the best and most extensive selection of pre-owned Renault Sport cars in the region. Beyond this, we plan to take our service to an even higher level by enhancing our presence on the Renault Sport owners’ forum and even organising our own customer track days.”
Nick Tame, Sales Director, Groupe Renault UK, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Specialist Cars Aberdeen to the Renault Sport dealer network. They have demonstrated tremendous passion for the brand and its customers, while they are also ideally located for many of the region’s Renault Sport enthusiasts. Their appointment is a perfect illustration of our unwavering commitment to providing customers with a service and product that are unrivalled, which is core to achieving the ambitions of our GO5+ strategy.”
The addition of Specialist Cars Aberdeen to the Renault Sport network will also contribute to Groupe Renault UK’s goals laid out in its GO5+ strategy, where it aims to substantially grow its market share and position the manufacturer as a frontrunner in terms of customer satisfaction and brand opinion.
Established in December 2015, the Renault Sport dealer network enhances what Renault Sport has already been offering to customers and fans of the brand for a number of years. UK and international manufacturer-organised Renault Sport track days and events are organised for owners, while the official www.renaultsport.co.uk website offers all the latest information on Renault Sport, including a community forum section for enthusiasts. Via the website, customers can also sign-up for the monthly Renault Sport e-newsletter – ensuring that they are the first to know of the brand’s developments.
Renault Sport Racing is the division responsible for the motorsport activities of the Renault brand – including Formula 1, Formula E, popular one-marque championships such as Formula Renault 2.0 and the Renault Sport Trophy, featuring the stunning R.S.01, as well as rallying and the ever-popular Clio Cup. Renault sees motorsport as an essential part of the brand’s identity and the ultimate symbol of its passion for cars.
Groupe Renault, which comprises Renault cars, vans and Dacia, has experienced unprecedented growth over the last three years, consistently outpacing the UK market. The growth has continued into 2016 with 71,492 Group vehicles being sold in the first six months of the year – up 14.4 per cent on the same period in 2015 – with a market share of 4.4 per cent compared to the total market growth rate of 3.1 per cent.
For information on the Renault Sport range or to book a test drive or service, visit Specialist Cars, The Autoplex, Abbotswell Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3AD, call 01224 677800 or view http://dealer.renault.co.uk/specialist-cars-42000
Notes to Editors:
GO5+ is Groupe Renault UK’s 5-year mid-term plan, deployed in June 2013, with a vision to deliver more than 5 per cent Group market share in 2017 along with top-tier network profitability above industry average, Top 10 ranking in the Auto Express Driver Power Satisfaction Survey and a Top 10 Global Opinion rank for the Renault brand.
About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling more than 2.8 million vehicles in 125 countries in 2015, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,000 sales outlets and employing more than 120,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its three brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, together with electric vehicles and the unique Alliance with Nissan. With a new team in Formula 1 and a strong commitment to Formula E, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.
In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 160 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales significantly outpaced the UK vehicle market during 2015, with sales totalling 127,343 vehicles – up 17 per cent on 2014.
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