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Stellantis move prompts closure of Johnsons Cars Alfa, Fiat and Jeep dealership

Johnsons Cars is closing its Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealership at Dorridge, Solihull.

The group, which has 50 sites across the West Midlands, said the closure had been prompted by manufacturer requirements to have separate premises for each brand.

Johnsons Cars is ranked 26 in the Motor Trader Top 200 Dealer Groups with annual turnover of £629.1m

“After many successful years of trading, it is with regret that we announce the closure of our site at Dorridge, Solihull,” said  franchise director Mark Perkins.

“We will close our doors for the final time on the 31 August. This does not in any way impact our other 58 Johnsons sites who will continue to operate as normal with 16 franchises across the West Midlands and England.

“The decision has not been taken lightly and has been made in consultation with the manufacturer Stellantis, who are the parent company of Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Jeep.

“With the planned arrival of new vehicles, Stellantis has decided they will require separate facilities for each brand and regrettably, due to the physical size of the site we are unable to expand the premises further.”

Perkins said the group will retain its larger FCA dealership at Swindon, which represents the five brands – Fiat, Abarth Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Fiat commercial vehicles.

“Johnsons Cars retain a very strong presence across the West Midlands. Within our portfolio, we have a multiple range of other mainstream and premium brands, including Volkswagen, Mazda, Volvo, Skoda, Suzuki, Hyundai and Ford.”

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