"Our Centre of Excellence, here in Manchester, will offer customers a fantastic experience whether they choose to visit in person or prefer to shop online."
Martyn Webb, Managing Director of LSH Auto UK
LSH Auto UK, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars, is transforming its Manchester Central site into a used car ‘Centre of Excellence’.
The city centre site on Ashton New Road, opposite the Etihad Stadium, opened this week to aftersales customers for servicing by appointment, and will reopen its showroom from 1 June, in line with the latest Government announcement.
From Monday, Mercedes-Benz of Manchester Central will be dedicated to approved used cars, along with state-of-the-art professional aftersales care and servicing, with 18 service bays offering a one-hour express service for busy commuters.
More than 100 pre-owned Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles will be on display at Mercedes-Benz of Manchester Central and a full digital platform will be available for customers to browse and purchase cars with click and collect or home delivery options via www.lshauto.co.uk.
Martyn Webb, Managing Director of LSH Auto UK, said: “Our Centre of Excellence, here in Manchester, will offer customers a fantastic experience whether they choose to visit in person or prefer to shop online. In addition to displaying over 100 approved used cars, the facility will also house 18 service bays to provide the highest standards of aftersales care, with quick and convenient one-hour express servicing and a full refurbishment is planned for 2021.”
The model has already proven popular with LSH Auto customers in Birmingham. Mercedes-Benz of Erdington launched as a used car ‘Centre of Excellence’ in April 2019 and has enjoyed an outstanding first year of trading.
Martyn Webb explains: “The combination of approved used cars and express servicing has been very popular with our customers in the Midlands and now we want to offer our customers in the North West the same high standards with added convenience for both sales and aftersales.”
Customers looking for a new Mercedes-Benz or smart car will be invited to visit Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, just off Junction 1 of the M60 and only seven miles from Manchester Central.
The flagship site has two buildings - a 13,492sqm showroom which houses 150 new and approved used models, as well as an aftersales facility with 30 workshops, two MOT testing bays, and a 17,166sqm purpose-built high-tech body, paint and repair centre.
Martyn Webb adds: “Our Stockport showroom allows customers to find the right car to purchase in a relaxed, no-pressure environment. It is now the largest Mercedes-Benz dealership in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.
“LSH Auto UK is a business that always looks to the future. We have already invested in the Manchester area at our existing sites in Whitefield, Macclesfield and our flagship site in Stockport. Our investment in Manchester Central will ensure we continue to offer the highest standards, from the presentation of our vehicles, to state of the art equipment for aftersales care and most importantly an even better customer experience.”