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Jennings Motor Group launches new Ford Transit Centre in Gateshead


Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group, has officially launched its new state-of-the-art, purpose built Ford Transit Centre in Gateshead.

Designed by SW Architecture, part of Sanderson Weatherall and built by Whelan, the new £500,000 Ford Transit Centre located at Eslington Park, was officially opened by Ford Motor Company's Transit Centre director, Terry Rayner, at a co-ordinated VIP launch event.

Commenting on the opening of the group's new purpose built facilities, Jennings Motor Group's managing director, Nas Khan, said; "We are delighted to launch the new Ford Transit Centre and to welcome senior representatives from Ford Motor Company to share the official launch celebrations with us."

Ford Motor Company's Transit Centre director, Terry Rayner, who attended the event alongside several other key management members who were instrumental in assisting Jennings Motor Group with the launch of the new Transit Centre, said; "This is a very impressive site providing great Transit Centre representation. Updating and developing facilities enables us to continue to look after the motoring needs of both existing and indeed potential business and retail customers."

The new Ford Transit Centre, which is part of a re-branding strategy implemented and launched on a national basis by Ford Motor Company, incorporates Ford's Transit Centre promise, which combines four main areas, including Transit Trust, Transit Convenience, Transit 24-service and Transit Finance.

Retail and business customers looking to purchase a commercial vehicle from the award-winning range at Gateshead can also take advantage of Jennings Ford's award-winning customer service with a team of fully trained and professional sales executives on hand to give advice, assistance and arrange test drives.

The entire line-up of Ford commercial vehicles is available including the Fiesta Van, Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect, Transit Van, Transit Custom, Tourneo Custom, Transit mini-bus, Transit Tipper, Transit chassis cab and the Ford Ranger model.

This year will see the 50th anniversary of the Ford Transit model, which has been the UK's number one commercial vehicle for the past five decades.

To celebrate the milestone a 2.2 TDCi 125 PS Ford Transit Custom model has been wrapped in gold vinyl and been generating a lot of interest and enquiries from customers at the group's new Ford Transit Centre.

Designed with practicality and functionality in mind, the Ford Transit Custom model is also a safe, reliable and economical option for both retail and business customers.

Those opting for the mid-sized Transit Custom also benefit from fuel economy, which is mainly down to fuel-saving ECOnetic technologies including optional Auto-Start-Stop and Smart Regenerative Charging.

Its interior cab, which can function as a mobile office, is both comfortable and durable with many advanced technologies, including Ford SYNC voice control and MP3/iPod and phone connectivity system.

In addition to the gold wrapped Ford Transit model being on display, the new Ford Transit Centre also hosted a unique Transit Show Live event at the dealership where customers were given the opportunity to experience at first hand the advance range of technology across the award-winning commercial vehicle range.

Throughout the seven-day promotion, customers were given demonstrations on Active City Stop, Ford SYNC, Satellite Navigation and Ford Econetic Technology.

As part of the week-long promotion, customers were also given the chance to test drive the latest vehicle range, in addition to being given the opportunity to get their hands on a free Satellite Navigation on selected models across the new commercial vehicle range.

Customers who purchase a commercial vehicle from Jennings Ford, can also take advantage of a number of additional facilities, including an Adaptation service, which allows vehicles to be adapted in order to meet specific requirements. As well as a Signage service being available which allows companies to display logos, images and company straplines onto their new Ford commercial vehicle from Jennings.

Tailor-made finance packages are also available to suit individual needs and circumstances.

Jennings Ford also operates a Transit Centre at its supersite on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough, where a gold Ford Transit model is also on display.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford's Transit Centres, contact Gateshead on 0191 4607464, Middlesbrough on 01642 209100, or visit