- Pictured above, left to right, with the GWM ORA Cat: Peter Vardy CEO; Darren Paterson sales director; and Alastair Grier chief commercial officer
PETER Vardy is the first official retailer for new Chinese brand GWM ORA UK.
Vardy, based in Motherwell just outside Glasgow, will also have the franchise exclusively across Scotland.
From November, customers will be able to visit the showroom and test-drive the ORA Funky Cat First Edition. Peter Vardy says it will be opening additional Scottish GWM ORA retail and aftersales outlets during 2023, including one in Edinburgh.
Launched in 2006, the Peter Vardy Group is a family-run automotive business operating across Scotland.
The retail business consists of 14 dealerships, representing Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, and MINI as well as a used car supermarket operation called ‘CARZ by Peter Vardy’.
The business launched a Mobility Division in 2020 – the first mobility business, Peter Vardy Leasing, launched in April 2021 closely followed by FlexAuto Rental which launched in January 2022.
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