New Volvo dealership for JCMG 28 | 02 | 2018

    SCOTS FAMILY-RUN car giant John Clark Motor Group has added Volvo to its growing portfolio of franchised partners. The Aberdeen-based group has officially opened its new Volvo Cars Edinburgh dealership at 107 Glasgow Road.

    “I have been watching Volvo with great interest over recent years,” Chris Clark, managing director, said, “and believe this is a very exciting time to join the brand. (Related: Volvo XC40 wins Euro Car of the Year)

    “They have some amazing products and some inspirational developments planned in the future, all of which put Volvo firmly on the short list as a credible option in growing car segments.”

    For many years the Volvo dealership has been based at Sighthill Industrial Estate in Edinburgh, but from now the Glasgow Road dealership will be the only manufacturer approved showroom providing sales and aftersales under one roof in the city. (Related: John Clark expands into Stirling)


    John Clark Motor Group Divisional Director, Paul Lanni, has been with the  for 12 years, and is responsible for the new site.

    “I am really looking forward to working with Volvo and establishing a team that will offer both a helpful and friendly customer experience,” he said. “With the new XC40 Compact SUV (pictured above and immediately below) and the V60 five-door, mid-size premium estate coming out in the near future, we have some great new models to celebrate. (Related: John Clark opens new JLR Centre in Edinburgh)

    “Volvo has always been synonymous with safety, but today this brand offers so much more. Excellent driver performance, contemporary Swedish design and innovative technologies can be expected and appreciated by the Volvo customer of today.”


    The opening of the John Clark’s new Volvo dealership was also welcomed by Jon Wakefield, managing director, Volvo Car UK.

    “I’m delighted to have John Clark on board,” Wakefield said. “We explored a number of potential partners for Volvo Cars Edinburgh, but John Clark’s combination of professionalism and an impressive portfolio ultimately shone through.”

    The opening of the new Volvo dealership by John Clark Motor Group increases further its presence in Edinburgh, coming four months after the business opened a new 10-car Jaguar Land Rover dealership in the city. (Related: Volvo XC60 UK Car of the Year)


    The new facility near the city's Fort Kinnaird shopping destination complies with Jaguar Land Rover's Arch Concept corporate identity and replaces the group’s previous Pentland Jaguar showroom on Glasgow Road.

    The former Pentland Land Rover retail facility at Newbridge has become a Jaguar approved service centre as part of the changes.

    Related: John Clark turnover hits £703m

    Keep up-to-date with all the latest news by following us on

    Jim McGill

User Comments

Login or register to post comments.