Charles Hurst Group’s N. Ireland Investment

Northern Ireland’s largest dealership business, Charles Hurst Group, has opened a new Kia outlet in Newtownabbey, signalling a key stage in its investment in its regional network and EV infrastructure.

This is the group’s fifth Kia showroom, opened following an undisclosed investment to deliver what it says are ‘new and innovative sales and aftersales spaces’.

Part of the Lookers Group, Charles Hurst is pushing the EV agenda in Northern Ireland. Group operations director Jeff McCartney said: “As a future-focused company, we invest in innovative brands which will deliver the technology, sustainability and driving experience required for the future.

“Kia is an exceptional, award-winning brand, and I’m delighted that this new showroom will deliver an outstanding experience for customers and colleagues.”

Jason Hawthorne, franchise sales manager at Charles Hurst Newtownabbey, pointed to the Group’s investment in the local area: “Our new dealership represents a really positive sign for the future – for the local economy and our commitment to the local area and for the wider car industry.”