In partnership with the Glyn Hopkin group the new centre will be situated in Lyon Way, Hatfield Road St. Albans in addition to the existing and long established dealerships that are already operating there. Redevelopment work will commence soon to meet with the unique style, look and feel of the Infiniti brand. The substantial investment will help to secure additional jobs in the local area for both sales and aftersales areas of the new operation.
Infiniti Regional Director Steve Oliver commented: “This new agreement represents the first of several new Infiniti centres that will be opening up over the next few years. To get a centre operating in this important area so close to London will help generate awareness of the brand and build on our ever growing customer base.”
Fraser Cohen, Managing Director of Glyn Hopkin Ltd said: “The Infiniti brand is starting to grow in the UK and with many exciting new products coming through over the next few years it’s a great time for us to become an Infiniti partner. These are also exciting times for the Glyn Hopkin group as we continue to grow beyond expectation towards 30 dealerships representing 10 different brands. Having the premium marque of Infiniti within our portfolio helps us to offer our customers a wider choice than ever before.”
Infiniti being placed within St Albans offers the community something quite exclusive. From the quality of the product to the first class hospitality, every customer can expect to be treated as if visiting a five star hotel complex. You will be greeted by an Infiniti host and taken to your area of interest whether it is sales, service or parts and introduced to the correct person to deal with your enquiry.
The opening of the new site will coincide with the introduction of the all new Infiniti Q50. A premium sports saloon packed with leading edge technologies. It is also the first Infiniti with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine emitting 115g/Km CO2 with 170PS and 400Nm of torque.
Alongside this version is a full-blooded hybrid designed with both performance and efficiency in mind. Power comes from a 3.5-litre V6 engine boosted by a 50kW electric motor, which assists at low speed and allows emission-free motoring at cruising speeds. As a result, this dual-character car can accelerate from 0-62mph in under 5.5 seconds yet it emits only 155g/km CO2.
Both versions will come packed with class-leading technology including:
- Direct Adaptive Steering – by using sensors at both the steering wheel and the road wheels the amount of steering corrections required by the driver to remain in a straight line over undulating roads or during high crosswinds is seriously reduced.
- InTouch™ – this provides dual display screens in the centre console allowing information to be shown simultaneously without overriding the navigation system as well as the ability to download apps to aid driver interaction.
Many other advanced system are fitted to the Q50 especially focusing on driver safety.
The official opening of Infiniti Centre St.Albans is expected to be in December 2013.To find out more about Infiniti sales of both new and quality pre-owned, visit http://www.glynhopkin.com/infiniti