JAGUAR LAND ROVER MAKES A STATEMENT WITH NEW SITE IN SOUTH WEST LONDON

17 August 2020

Jaguar Land Rover opens the doors today of its first UK ‘Statement Site’ in South West London.  The second site of its kind globally, this marks an exciting moment for franchise partner Guy Salmon and Jaguar Land Rover.

Monday 17th August 2020, Whitley, UK – Jaguar Land Rover opens the doors today of its first UK ‘Statement Site’ in South West London.  The second site of its kind globally, this marks an exciting moment for franchise partner Guy Salmon and Jaguar Land Rover.

In its 70 years of trading, ‘Jaguar Land Rover Thames Ditton’, has evolved and expanded, now, this multi-million pound site in Sunbury-upon-Thames is where the company will reside as Guy Salmon South West London, in its new, purpose built, state-of-the-art facility.

The new Statement Site sits on the border of Surrey and Greater London offering a convenient location inside the M25, near to well-known landmarks such as Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and only a few miles from London Heathrow.

After two years of construction, the new site stands five floors high and spreads over a substantial 17,000sqm footprint with over 400 parking spaces. Previously Guy Salmon South West London employed 145 staff across its sites but the construction and opening of its new premises has created many more job opportunities in the area.

Jaguar Land Rover makes a statement with new site in South West London
Jaguar Land Rover makes a statement with new site in South West London
Jaguar Land Rover makes a statement with new site in South West London

Inside the new showroom, the customer experience is unlike any other in the UK, housing the complete portfolio of Jaguar’s and Land Rover’s vehicles, products and services.  The showroom accommodates over 130 new and used vehicles, a display of Classic Jaguars and Land Rovers, a Special Vehicle Operations centre with a bespoke commissioning suite and exclusive ‘SVO’ lounge.  Throughout, family lounges, quiet zones and cafés with WiFi cater for all customers’ needs ensuring that Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover provides a real destination for new and returning customers. 

The centrepiece to the design-led property is a living wall that stands at 60sq metres, giving customers a glimpse of Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to its ‘Destination Zero’ strategy for a cleaner, safer and sustainable future.  The building has been designed and built to create an ultra-efficient environment; excellent insulation, wastewater recycling and extensive EV charging points are key features.

Guy Salmon South West London is home to world-class workshop facilities. Located on the second floor is a Bodyshop, 26 ramps, two dedicated MOT test lanes and a cosmetic repair area.  State-of-the-art technology, such as the fully automated 4-wheel alignment system, and prestigious Service reception add even greater levels of quality and care: A fully covered, three-lane drive-in reception area provides customers with a valet-style service for quick and convenient delivery or collection of their vehicle for service.

Steve Gough and Rob Frewer, Jaguar Land Rover Franchise Directors for Sytner Group are delighted to be working with Jaguar Land Rover on this unique Statement site. “This is an exciting day for us all.  Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover provides a premium service and this site encapsulates everything that ‘premium’ should be; beautiful design and state-of-the-art technology.  We are delighted to be at the forefront of the Jaguar Land Rover customer retailer experience in the UK and we look forward to welcoming our first customers”.

The new Jaguar Land Rover Statement Site represents a significant addition to our UK retailer network. With our partners at Guy Salmon we are offering a new experience for customers and have created an outstanding retail environment that uses beautiful design and the latest technology to reduce environmental impact and provide the local community with jobs and services.

We know there is continued demand for showroom experiences, proven by the footfall we’ve experienced nationally since lockdown easing, and with Guy Salmon South West London we have created an environment that is convenient to get to, a joy to be in and delivers excellent services and products for our customers, our hope is that they return to us time and time again

Rawdon Glover
Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director

Further information

Tracey Tompsett | Jaguar UK Public Relations Manager
07469 032 064 ttompset@jaguarlandrover.com

Jessica Jay | Jaguar UK Public Relations Officer
07469 021 135 jjay3@jagualandrover.com

Media website:
https://media.jaguar.com/en-gb

Notes to Editors

Notes to editors:
Guy Salmon is a trading name of Sytner Group Ltd.

About Jaguar Land Rover:
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2019 Jaguar Land Rover sold 557,706 vehicles in 128 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities and an engine manufacturing centre in the UK. We also have plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia.  

From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines.