OpenRoad Driver Volume 15 Issue 1 - Page 98

Turning Points Largest Toyota Store in Canada OpenRoad Auto Group has broken ground on what will be the largest Toyota dealership in Canada. At 205,000 sq.ft., the new OpenRoad Toyota Richmond will be five times the size of the current building. The flagship will be situated at the entrance of the Richmond Auto Mall directly across the street from the current location. “We’re proud of the service we have provided for forty years since 1978, and our new facility will ensure that we provide the best service experience to current and future customers in the Vancouver area,” said Christian Chia, dealer principal at OpenRoad Toyota. The new store will feature the largest new vehicle showroom in BC at 15,000 sq.ft., enough space to display 36 new vehicles on two levels. Toyota customers will enjoy many amenities, including a 12-bay drive- thru reception service, 30 service bays, four express service bays, six detail bays, ten indoor delivery bays, two automatic car washes, two lounges, a children’s play area, a full-service café with TVs, and a fireplace. Environmental highlights include a green roof, LED lighting, and water collection system on the car wash. The new OpenRoad Toyota Richmond will open in 2019. The current location stays open throughout construction to fully serve the needs of Toyota customers.