A NEW car dealership is opening in Dorset.

Romanian carmaker Dacia, owned by Renault, will move into a new home in Wimborne Road East, Ferndown, in the place of the old Kia garage. 

Kia has moved to Wallisdown Road next door to an existing Dacia dealership which is soon to be relocated. 

But South Korean-made Kia still has a presence in Ferndown as an authorised repairer. 

A spokeswoman for Hendy Group, which owns the two dealerships, said: “Hendy Kia has relocated to larger premises on Wallisdown Road but Ferndown will remain a Kia authorised repairer 

“Dacia is relocating from Wallisdown Road and colleagues have either moved to the new Kia showroom or will stay at Ferndown.” 

Kia has been in Wimborne Road East since 2009 when it replaced an old Peugeot dealership. 

The dealership was given a new lease of life in 2013 when a new building (the existing one) was finished. 

Hendy has numerous car dealerships across east Dorset with brands including Fiat, Abarth, Nissan, Skoda and Jaguar.