Lookers has invested some £6.5 million in its Scottish Audi sites over the past two years, climaxing with a £2 million upgrade and extension at its Edinburgh showroom.
The overall investment scheme in Scotland has cemented the Lookers brand in the country. Edinburgh Audi said that the investment in the city's site reflects the brand's commitment to the region and the confidence that it has in the Scottish market.
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Steve Dean, the managing director of Lookers Audi Group, said: "In Edinburgh, after several years of growth and building capacity for long term success, the impact of our investment in a new £1.5 million expansion and £500,000 showroom enhancement will be the cementing of our position as the region’s leading specialist in the luxury car market."
The brand also has established sites in Glasgow, Stirling, Ayr and Hamilton and Lookers Audi says it is committed to further expanding this presence. In Edinburgh, a series of new roles have been created and filled in order to support the newly expanded showroom.
The chief executive of Lookers Plc, Andy Bruce, added: "As an integrated, ambitious and forward-looking company, we continue to strengthen our presence in the local marketplace and remain dedicated to offering the highest quality service provision in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr, Stirling and Hamilton."