Stockton Kia: The Showroom That's Powered by the Sun
Stockton Kia have undergone a once-in-a-generation refurbishment to reflect the latest changes to Kia's design and branding.
In June 2023, Stockton Kia undergone a once-in-a-generation refurbishment, complete with logo changes and both internal and external switches to reflect the Korean brand's latest evolution and style.
The striking new branding for Kia was unleashed in 2021 to reflect the company's position as a leader in the electrification era of motoring, and our showroom at Stockton Kia was the latest piece to be completed in the puzzle that is changing the design across the nation. We were one of 190 showrooms to be refitted as part of the nationwide update.
Inside our brand new showroom, clear zones help define the customer experience, with a 'customer zone' featuring warm wood and comfy seating areas, as well as the reception and sales desks in the area (along with complimentary hot and cold drinks!) and a 'display zone' which helps us showcase all of Kia's latest models, complete with cool grey tones. These two zones are what make up our new showroom, and they're separated with a striking red lighting feature that runs the length of our showroom floor to help visually see the different locations.
As well as this, we've added cutting-edge interactive and hands-on computer touchscreen systems to offer customers a virtual and in-depth tour of any Kia model! The showcase can demonstrate every model, as well as its grades and colour options using a 360-degree configurator! Customers can open and close doors, turn the lights on and even get a detailed interior view. As well as this, Showroom can act as a video library to help share some of the detailed vehicle technologies that go into the models, including the electrified powertrains in the EV6, Niro and Soul.
Our Managing Director, Sohail Khan, said, "We're really excited to show everyone the new Stockton Kia and for customers to experience the new showroom. The transformation is as dramatic as the latest Kia cars, which win awards for their striking and innovative designs. I urge everyone to come and see the dealership for themselves. We wanted to build the dealership as sustainably as possible, and with solar power and battery storage, we'll be able to produce green, clear renewable energy to power the entire site. We have also invested heavily in the latest technology. Kia's Showcase virtual car system is an incredibly useful tool, we have brand-new electric chargers for our customers to use, and we've expanded our workshop to include four service bays."
Stockton Kia Has Gone Green!
Along with our stunning internal and external makeover, we've pledged to help reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. Unique to Stockton Kia, we've had a large solar panel array installed on the roof of the dealership. The solar energy will be harnessed to power not only the showroom, but the newly expanded workshop and neighbouring business units too. The 883 kWP solar array is predicted to generate as much as 720,00 kWh energy per year, more than enough to cope with the power demands of a busy dealership. Our expanded workshop now features four service bays to offer greater flexibility for customers booking in with our service department too!
Kia created the Global Store Concept (GSC) to revolutionise the look and feel of its dealerships around the world, offering customers a unified design wherever they see a Kia dealership. GSC is centred around Kia's new logo and design ethos, and includes plenty of contrasting black and white features, including the iconic new Kia logo.
Contact Stockton Kia
Stockton Kia, located at Preston Farm Industrial Estate, is home to Europe's largest Kia dealer, and home to a range of new, nearly new and used cars. We're open 7 days a week with a full sales and service team available to help with any questions or enquiry. Feel free to give us a call on 01642 632299 or visit us at Preston Farm Industrial Estate.