South Lakes Mercedes-Benz dealership to shut doorways for consumers

A LUXURY automotive producer has informed south Cumbrian prospects to purchase on-line or journey as much as 100 miles because it broadcasts the closure of a key dealership.

Mercedes-Benz of South Lakes, positioned in Ulverston, will stop gross sales of its automobiles within the lead as much as Christmas.

Firm bosses stated that by the top of the yr each new and used automotive gross sales may have stopped from the dealership however that it might stay open for after-sales and repair prospects solely.

Mercedes-Benz has been approached for remark over the prospect of any workers dropping their jobs.

A councillor referred to as it a ‘signal of the occasions’ that prospects have been informed to journey to Lancashire or purchase their automobiles on-line.

Shirley-Anne Wilson, councillor for Ulverston East, stated: “That is very disappointing information for Ulverston and I do know many individuals, each prospects and workers, will probably be affected by this.

“A couple of folks I do know drive their automobiles and at all times communicate nicely of the setup.

“However I additionally know individuals who purchase automobiles on-line and I assume it’s an indication of the occasions. I might urge and encourage folks to purchase native fairly than on-line.”

Whereas councillor Mark Wilson expressed empathy with the robust choices that companies should make.

He stated: “The storage has been a helpful motor commerce addition to the providers in Ulverston.

“They’ve been good neighbours and useful charity companions.

“Their automotive gross sales mannequin at all times was a nationwide base with automobiles coming in and going out all over in addition to a supply for locals to work with.

“Little doubt that these are difficult occasions for companies and their enterprise fashions, strategies of working will at all times should be underneath assessment.

“I’m happy that repairs and after gross sales providers are deliberate to be maintained, that ought to allow jobs to be retained at garages which service automobiles for Mercedes.”

On its closure, a spokesman for Mercedes-Benz stated: “Mercedes-Benz of South Lakes will stay open for after-sales and repair prospects within the native space, nevertheless, new and used automotive gross sales will stop from that website on the finish of the yr. 

“Clients wishing to buy new or Accepted Used Mercedes-Benz can go to the retailer in Preston or Bolton or view all present UK new and used automotive inventory on our On-line Showroom.”

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