Thirty years ago, Errol Roots and his family opened Gladstone Nissan, with a vision to supply quality new and used vehicles to the Gladstone market. Due to the businesses continued growth they have recently rebranded to become, Curtis Coast Automotive. While the name has changed, Mr Roots said the car dealership still offers the same great service that customers have come to expect from his team. 

Since its humble beginnings on Toolooa Street the car dealership has grown to offer not just Nissan and Hyundai after recently adding Foton and Ssangyong vehicles to its range. With a selection of both new and quality used vehicles on display at the dealerships Dawson Highway showroom, Curtis Coast Automotive should be on the top of your list when looking at investing in a new vehicle.  

Mr Roots explained that the businesses new name gives the dealership a broader umbrella to trade under. “It also recognises our local area and our location on the ‘Curtis Coast’,” he said.  “We are not a new company, we just have a new name. We are still a locally owned company that has been here for 30 years. Although our name has changed, the people and the service our customers expect are all still here,” Mr Roots explained. 

Mr Roots said in addition to the range of Nissan and Hyundai vehicle sold at Curtis Coast Automotive, the two new brands available at the dealership offer good value for money in the new car market.  

Foton is a Chinese brand. We are dealing directly with the manufacturer,” Mr Roots said. He explained that the Foton range of dual cab utility vehicles and trucks up to 9 tonnes, have a very good engine. “They have a lot of good parts incorporated into one car, with one warranty,” Mr Roots added.  

“The Ssangyong is a well-known brand in South Korea. They have some lovely SUV Wagons, dual cabs and small cars and they come with the Korean quality we have come to expect,” Mr Roots said. “They come with 7 year warranty, 7 years roadside assistance and 7 years of capped price servicing.” 

Curtis Coast Automotive will continue to offer an onsite service & parts department. The service department is open 5 days a week and opens one Saturday per month. We only offer the highest customer satisfaction, speak to our friendly staff today about your next new car,” Mr Roots concluded.