The car dealership, backed by Brisbane’s Keema Automotive Group, opened in July this year and has already made eight times the number of sales projections for the first financial quarter.

Springfield Hyundai held its official Grand Opening Festival on Saturday which had people lining up at 7:30am, more than two hours before the event was due to kick off.

Dealer principal David Brown said the number of sales, particularly from local buyers, was proof that demand for this type of service was high.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be holding this event today because the last two months have been incredible,” Mr Brown said.
“We’ve sold 110 cars and I reckon 108 of them have been to people in this postcode, which just shows the need to have a dealership in this area.

“Along with the owners of the Keema Automotive Group, I believe we have built a keystone dealership which will later turn into an automall and will serve the people here now and into the future.”

Keema Automotive Group owner Ted Van Riel was also present on the day and said “We’ve gathered our best team and best brand here in Greater Springfield to take charge of an opportunity that can’t be missed,” Mr Van Riel said.

“Greater Springfield is the newest city, it’s growing and there’s fantastic infrastructure here so it was an easy decision to open here.

“We’ve far exceeded our sales projections and that’s because the dealership looks great and there’s a lot of traffic passing by here

“We’re really excited to work with the Springfield City Group who are doing all the right things to grow the right demographic, to provide opportunities for young people and with the Brisbane Lions stadium coming, we just love being part of the Greater Springfield journey.”

The Springfield Hyundai car dealership is located on the region’s busiest road, Augusta Parkway and is primed to become the first automall precinct of its kind in the Western Corridor.

Springfield City Group deputy chairman Bob Sharpless was one of the official ribbon cutters at the event and said he was pleased to see Springfield Hyundai kick start that initiative.

“It’s been a five-year journey to get to this point, so it’s very pleasing to see Springfield Hyundai doing so well,” Mr Sharpless said.

“Hyundai are the first manufacturer to recognise the opportunity in Greater Springfield and will no doubt be the first of many out here.

“This is a young community who need to be mobile and cars are still an important part of how they get around.

“Hyundai is a very strong brand who are selling well and its nice to see them get off to a good start.”