Press Release: Saab GB appoints new Ayrshire dealership

There was some preoccupations from people here about the presence of Saab in Scotland, as County Saab closed its dealerships in Ayr and Inverness.

Since the January 1st Ness Saab has stepped in in Inverness.

Today has ben announced, that Park Saab will take over in Ayr.


Saab GB is pleased to announce the appointment of a new dealership in Ayrshire.

Situated on the Doonfoot Road, Park’s Saab opens for business on the 8 February 2011. Taking over from County Saab, Park’s Saab will offer the full range of Saab vehicles as well as providing full servicing facilities, MOT testing and an extensive after sales department supplying parts and accessories.

Kevin Robinson, General Manager of Park’s Saab, explains: “Park’s Motor Group has a long standing tie to Ayrshire and we are delighted to open this new Saab franchise in the area.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure Saab customers that it is business as usual at Doonfoot Road. Park’s Saab will take care of all their motoring needs and are fully committed to providing the high levels of service that customers have come to expect.

“Many of the previous dealership staff who will be well known by Saab customers are joining us and bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure that the Saab experience continues to be as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to Park’s Saab soon.”

Charles Toosey, Managing Director of Saab GB, said: “I am delighted to welcome Park’s Saab into our network of dealers. Park’s Motor Group has a wealth of experience in the motor industry and will maintain the standards of excellence that our customers expect.”

Park’s Motor Group is one of Scotland’s leading motor dealers with a number of franchises across the country. The Group was established in Lanarkshire and has since expanded into Ayrshire, Fife and Glasgow. The Ayr operation of the dealer group has Renault and Nissan franchises in High Road and Land Rover, Jaguar and Volvo franchises complimented by a large Approved Used car operation on Heathfield Road in Ayr.

To find out more pop in to see Kevin and the team at Park’s Saab, Doonfoot Road, Ayr or ring 01292 445540.

AyrshireXC90, I think the problem is solved now.

10 thoughts on “Press Release: Saab GB appoints new Ayrshire dealership”

    • Sorry to say this, but that’s “late news”. It’s been handled in a separate post already. 😉

  1. For Saab owners, it looks like business as usual – many of the original staff look to have been retained, and Parks have obviously just moved in to the same premises as County previously owned. Bearing in mind County had a great reputation, it bodes very well. The new owners currently service my XC90, and are trying hard to offer a high level of customer service. I wish them well, and I hope to be visiting them when my XC90 will need replaced by a different Swedish marque!
    Thanks for the personal message, Steven!

  2. Oh my God! has a very positive article about Saab, a recent survey in Sweden shows that 60% of the participants believe that Saab will be around as a bigger auto maker in 3 years.


    I’m surprised that they didn’t say that 40% think that Saab will die in 3 years, they usually go for the dark side of all positive news 😉

    • And only 24 percent say that they don’t believe Saab will be alive three years from now, 17 percent of the people don’t know.
      So it looks like the opinion of the Swedish people is very different from the opinion of the so called experts in the newspapers. And it is the people that buy cars! 🙂

  3. From the swedish test of the 9-5 SportsCombi: – New improved materials in the cabin!
    – Lane departure warning
    – Adaptive cruise control
    – Start/stop technology.

    A very positive review, marginally behind the BMW, but the reviewer finds it much better than the A6 and the V70.

    Great news!!

    It is also stated, that the 9-5 ave met the expected sales for 2011. (must be January??)

    • Correct. Even if the number of sales in Sweden could have been better for january, the 9-5 sales are on target and Saab do not expect fantasy numbers for the 9-5 sedan.

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