MG Motor expands in Scotland

MG Motor UK has opened a new dealership has opened in Edinburgh following a £5m investment by Vertu Motors in a new multi-franchise Macklin Motors site.

Macklin MG Edinburgh Newbridge is situated just outside of the Scottish capital and will carry the full range of new and used MG cars as well as offering on-site EV charging, specialist advice to motability customers, vehicle servicing and full aftersales support.

The site has a 16-bay service area and has created 14 new jobs, along with two apprenticeships. The dealership benefits from all the latest technology, including automatic number plate recognition, which notifies the service centre to a customer’s arrival and begins the check-in process the moment they reach the site.

Joe McCauley, general manager at Macklin Motors Edinburgh Newbridge, said: “Prior to the seven-month long build programme, the location was an undeveloped plot overlooking the M9 motorway. Now it is a state-of-the-art workplace we can all be proud of and a welcoming modern space for customers.

“Moving into our new home is a fantastic way to begin 2022 and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues, old and new, to welcome customers and show them everything we have on offer.”

MG Motor commercial director, Guy Pigounakis, said: “We are thrilled to once again partner with Vertu Motors plc as we develop our relationship and further our growth in Scotland, not least because EV registrations in Scotland grew by over 75% last year. We’re well-positioned to help Scottish motorists further their uptake of electric cars with a great value, high quality range of plug-in vehicles, alongside a line-up of excellent petrol models.”