Those who travel through Esmonde Road or Fred Thomas Drive – whether by bus or private vehicle – will have noticed a new building rising opposite the golf driving range on Fred Thomas Drive. When completed mid this year, this will become one of New Zealand’s most comprehensive motor vehicle facilities. It will also be the new world class home of Peugeot & Citroen North Shore.
The new facility is being purpose built, including the absolute latest design and technology, to cater for four leading European brands. Peugeot & Citroen, alongside Mercedes-Benz and one other highly anticipated European brand that has yet to be announced. This massive investment is being made on the North Shore by Miles Group.
“By partnering with Miles Group on the North Shore, both Peugeot & Citroen will now have a world-class, purpose-built, local, facility that will provide customers the very best of experiences,” says Chris Brown – Chief Executive Officer ADNZ, distributor for Peugeot & Citroen in New Zealand. “The timing couldn’t be better, with an array electric passenger, SUV and light commercial products launching over the next year, complementing our existing ranges, the North Shore will showcase the best we have to offer promising to make Peugeot & Citroen more popular than ever.”
As would be expected this new facility will be state-of-the-art. There will be two levels of vehicle showrooms complete with vehicle elevator and sales, administration and finance suites. The brand new workshop will include 18 technician bays supported by a comprehensive parts and accessory department as well as grooming bays and an automated carwash. The facility will be ‘EV ready’ with onsite electric vehicle chargers.
“To say we are excited about our new home would be an understatement,” says Craig Innes – Miles Group’s (North Shore based) Auckland Managing Director. “We love doing business on the Shore which we have been doing for many years now from our Wairau and Takapuna locations. It’s our home. To have secured such a great site and to be making this investment in the future of our business feels so right. It will also be very good for our customers as well as our brands. Everything brand new and so accessible with the central location.”
As well as Mercedes-Benz North Shore and Peugeot & Citroen North Shore, Miles Group also represents the GWM/Haval brands on the Shore, with a new dealership established last year in Barry’s Point Road. As mentioned above they will also be adding a fourth European marque to the stable at the new dealership.
The brand new dealership is scheduled to open in early July this year.
Great work Miles Group! We love it when commercial entities are investing on the North Shore, it’s so good for our community and its future.