Founded in 1999, Johnsons Cars has built itself up to become one of the largest independent car dealerships in the country, through being committed to providing the highest level of customer care and satisfaction in everything we do, from the supply of new and used vehicles through to servicing and repairs.
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Find out how Johnsons Cars started out, and how we have built our self up to the recognised company you know today.
2019 started as we meant to go on with the opening of our
new SEAT showroom in the Wirral, offering an amazing range of both new and used
cars, as well as state-of-the-art servicing facilities to keep your car
operating at its best.
In September, we acquired four Volkswagen dealerships from Sytner to extend our offering in the Midlands, as well as expanding with this manufacturer into the North West for the first time. These new dealerships are in Liverpool, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Warrington.
2018 was another exciting year for Johnsons Cars Group as we acquired new locations and even new brands into the franchise at our FCA Brand Centre.
As we took on the new site in Swindon, it allowed us to expand our Alfa Romeo and Fiat offering, as well as beginning to sell the almighty Jeep.
Alongside this, we have strengthened our offering in Gloucester by opening a brand-new Mazda dealership in the second quarter of the year. Our Volvo dealership in Gloucester also found a new home in a state-of-the-art showroom that further helped us to improve our offering within the area.
In the north, we opened up our first ŠKODA dealership in the Wigan area, making it our third across the franchise, which has therefore allowed us to increase and improve our offering for this dynamic manufacturer.
2017 was a very memorable year for the Johnsons Cars group with four new acquisitions, including the launch of the very first Volkswagen retail store in the UK, at the Bullring shopping centre.
Co-funded by the manufacturer and managed by Johnsons Cars, the new Bullring store launches a new shopping experience for customers in a relaxed environment, where customers can browse as they would in a shop, and seek advice from our expert team.
To further strengthen our presence in the Midlands, we acquired three dealerships from the Chambers group – a Mazda and Hyundai dealership in Tamworth and our very first Ford franchise located in Sutton Coldfield. Ford is one of the most recognisable brands on our roads, and we are extremely excited to be able to showcase heritage and welcome them to Johnsons Cars!
2016 saw the launch of our new Hyundai dealership in Slough, firmly cementing our place on the Slough Trading Estate – especially as it’s located next door to our Honda franchise! This state-of-the-art dealership allows us to showcase exactly what the South Korean manufacturer has to offer.
As well as adding to our portfolio in Berkshire, we acquired our second SEAT franchise and further strengthened our position in the North West with our dealership in Preston.
In 2015 we acquired Volkswagen Willenhall (authorised repairer). We’re proud to add this dealership to our portfolio of Volkswagen franchises, allowing us to increase our presence in the Midlands across our five locations: Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and, of course, Willenhall.
2014 marked an exciting addition to our growing network and was joined by Johnsons Abarth in Solihull offering the latest generation models and a diverse range of Aproved used models.
2013 proved to be another exciting year for Johnsons Cars. The brand-new, purpose built Johnsons Hyundai dealership in Liverpool marked an exciting addition to our growing network and was joined by Johnsons Cars in Knowle, Solihull – offering an extensive range of pre-owned cars from a wide range of brands, sourced from with the Johnsons family of dealerships.
Later in the year, Johnsons SKODA Birmingham and Johnsons SEAT Liverpool were opened, offering a full range of new and used cars from these popular brands.
In 2012 Johnsons Cars proudly expanded further and acquired dealerships for Hyundai, Alfa Romeo and Fiat as well as becoming an authorised Saab repairer. All in all, a good year for Johnsons Cars.
At the Beginning of 2010, Johnsons Cars acquired two new franchises Mazda and Mitsubishi Aftersales with the addition of two further Volvo dealerships in new locations in Oxford and Swindon.
Johnsons Cars Group has become one of the largest privately owned Dealership groups in UK representing family brands such as Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi Aftersales, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
With 22 Dealerships over 15 locations, Johnsons Cars has become a family name and continued to grow through providing the highest level of customer satisfaction and service to all its customers.
Throughout 2008, Johnsons Cars embarked on the acquisition of the Volkswagen Tamworth Dealership with the Dealership officially joining the Johnsons Cars Group in Early 2009.
Johnsons Cars expanded its Toyota Franchise by opening a Toyota Dealership in Southport and with this gained momentum acquired the Lexus Oxford Dealership.
Johnsons Cars extended the Volkswagen Franchise by acquiring an additional Volkswagen Dealership in Solihull. This year also saw the expansion of the Volvo Franchise by the acquisition of two new Volvo Dealerships in Solihull and Stourbridge.
Towards the end of 2005 Johnsons Cars built upon its Honda Franchise through acquiring the Honda Dealership in Slough.
In 2004, Johnson’s cars added to its Franchise portfolio by purchasing its first Volkswagen Dealership located in Birmingham.
In 2003, Johnsons Cars expanded its Honda Franchise by opening a Honda Dealership in Oxford and also moved its Lexus Liverpool Dealership to a purpose built site in Liverpool.
Founded in 1999, following the acquisition of ‘Johnsons Brothers’, within its 1st year Johnsons Cars expanded to hold Volvo Dealerships in Gloucester and Hereford along with a Honda Dealership in Milton Keynes
Over the next few years, Johnsons acquired Toyota Dealerships in Wirral and Liverpool, a Lexus Dealership in Liverpool, a Honda Dealership in Beaconsfield and moved the Honda Dealership in Milton Keynes to a purpose built site in Kingston.