Chapelhouse Motor Company is a family run business and now a household name in the North West. It was originally started by local owner Nick Coen back in 1989, from the then Proton franchise on Dentons Green Lane, St. Helens and has developed into the group it is today.
Since then, Chapelhouse has enjoyed continued growth as more and more local customers have enjoyed the "Chapelhouse Experience" and recommended us to their friends and family. Many of our customers are now driving their fifth or even sixth vehicle purchased from us.
The Dentons Green Lane site enjoyed continued growth but was later sold following the acquisition of the town centre site at Canal Street, conveniently located directly opposite the cinema. This larger site is the new home of St Helens Suzuki, Peugeot, Citroen and now Kia, and features a complete parts, service & sales facility along with over 120 quality used cars.
2002 also saw the acquisition of "Greenfens" in Ainsdale, Southport, which after significant refurbishment became Chapelhouse Citroen. The full Citroen range is on display in the showroom at Ainsdale and this is complemented outside by a fantastic selection of quality used Citroen cars & vans. In addition, the site also houses a complete parts, service & sales facility featuring a custom built seven bay workshop.
In 2005, Chapelhouse further branched out by purchasing part of the H.L. Gorner Mercedez Benz site at Warrington. This dealership is in the primarily motor trade area of the town located on Milner Street, just off the A57. The site is host to Chapelhouse's third Suzuki franchise as well as the groups' first Kia franchise.
2006 saw the acquisition of West Coast Saab & Hyundai located alongside Chapelhouse Citroen on Liverpool Road, Ainsdale. The Peugeot brand was quickly added to the lineup at Ainsdale, offering customers a fantastic selection of brands all on the one single site. The Ainsdale site relationship with Saab spans well over 40 years and Chapelhouse have committed to continue this link by remaining an official "Saab Authorised Repairer." The team at Ainsdale have over a century of combined experience of working with the Saab brand and will continue to offer the complete range of aftersales facilities to local Saab owners.
2007 saw the introduction of a further two brands to the Ainsdale site at Southport. First to arrive was Fiat, famed for producing lifestyle focused vehicles and who have been notably absent from Southport for a number of years now.
Next came Suzuki, the groups fourth Suzuki franchise. Which is housed just down the road from the main Ainsdale site in the former Carlton Suzuki Garage dealership. Hyundai has also joined Suzuki on this site to enable the existing Ainsdale site to be further developed and offer customers an even greater selection of new and quality used cars.
In 2009 Chapelhouse re-introduced the Peugeot Brand to Warrington having purchased the Halls Motor site in Folly Lane which had serviced the areas Peugeot Needs for over 30 years.
July 2010 saw the launch of our new Kia franchise at St Helens after extensive remodeling of our Canal Street showroom this improved facility gives our customers even more choice and value. July also saw the opening of our purpose built vehicle preparation site in St Helens allowing Chapelhouse the flexibility of round the clock PDI (pre delivery inspection) of all our sales vehicles.
September 2011 saw the addition of our third Kia franchise into Ainsdale, Southport which took our retranslation of franchises to 7; Fiat, Citroen, Kia, Peugeot, Suzuki, Saab and Hyundai.
2012: The residential premises adjacent to our Ainsdale, Southport site were demolished and plans drawn up for an extensive redevelopment of our key Southport site to enable the building of three state of the art showrooms and a larger used car facility. Part of the new development included a multifranchise customer service facility which was completed in November 2012.
2013: March 2013 saw the opening of the Chapelhouse branch in Wigan, specialising in Kia and Suzuki. The premises located on Wallgate offers an extensive range of Used and nearly new vehicles.
Our buying power as an established group, coupled with the peace of mind associated with dealing with a major player in vehicle retailing, service, repairs & replacement parts stands for a significant value to local vehicle owners who may be undecided about which make and model to choose. When making that all important buying decision, our multi franchise sites enable the sales team to offer valuable advice and test drives across multiple brands, making comparison and selection easy and with over 500 used vehicles in stock and a full range of franchise options including Citroen, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Fiat and Suzuki have all chosen Chapelhouse.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Chapelhouse - The Home of A Great Deal!