Motorists on the look out for a Honda Civic in the south of England may notice a change to some of the manufacturer’s dealerships.
The Southern Daily Echo reports that Hendy Group has acquired three dealerships from Alan Day Honda in a £50 million deal.
Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth are the locations of the acquisitions, adding to the Honda franchise already owned by the Hendy Group in Exeter.
All of the 90 members of staff that used to work at the venues will also be transferred as part of the deal to be included in Hendy’s new 825 person workforce.
Paul Hendy, boss of the Hendy Group, told the publication: "It is probably another 2,500 to 3,000 car sales a year and we did 24,000 cars last year in new and used.
"We did a turnover of £211m last year so it’s 20 per cent of that."
The latest Honda Civic is available in a host of colours including Royal Blue Pearl, Milano Red and Tangerine Orange Metallic.