Lookers has expanded its presence in Colchester with a new Ford Transit Center, offering expanded and improved exhibition space.
The AM100 Group, which already has four dealers in the region, including Lookers Volvo, Ford and Land Rover, says the new commercial vehicle showroom is “spacious and inviting,” with “ample” on-site parking.
Lookers’ existing Newcomen Way transit hub will continue to operate a Ford after-sales service in Colchester, with the added benefit of expanding its facilities. The new showroom is located on rue Madeleine.
Will Radley, Director of Sales for the new site, said: “Lookers Colchester is on an exciting growth journey and we are delighted to have finalized our plans to create an open, brighter and more enjoyable customer space in order to that we can now share an even wider range of new and used commercial vehicles as part of a significant local investment.
Fully staffed with a knowledgeable and experienced local team, our new Lookers Ford Colchester transport hub on Magdalen Street offers a dramatically improved way to shop and experience Ford utility vehicles, including the first fully electric E-Transit at the start. next year.
“Our mission is to create the best environment for each customer and to provide the highest standards of service they expect from Lookers Colchester.
“I am delighted with the investment made, our local growth plans and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our new site.
The Ford Transit Custom range was the best-selling vehicle in the UK last year.
Over 53,000 buyers have chosen the new Ford Transit Customs, while 3,750 other customers have purchased the Ford Tourneo Custom MPV.
The Transit Custom topped sales of the Stellantis-built Vauxhall Corsa, which finished 2021 as the UK’s best-selling car – with 40,914 registrations.
In addition to delivering 10% more one-tonne transit customs than in 2020, Ford also delivered over 34,000 of the largest two-tonne Transit last year, making it the third-most sold in the UK this year.
The UK market for new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) grew by more than a fifth (21.4%) in 2021, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), while car registrations new ones only increased by 1%.