Rouen Toyota expands Maumee dealershipWritten by Duane Ramsey | | email@example.com
Rouen Toyota celebrated the official grand opening of its newly renovated automobile dealership in Maumee with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 20.
The event included a visit from Clyde Dyson, general manager of Toyota’s regional sales office in Cincinnati. Dyson presented Dealer Principal Mike Rouen with a ceremonial Japanese Katana sword from the automaker to the dealer, a long standing Toyota tradition, according to a press release from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.
“This facility allows us to better serve our present customers and hopefully attract new ones to our dealership,” Rouen stated in the press release. “The people of Maumee have been extremely supportive of our business.”
The expanded dealership is nearly double the size of its previous facility with 31,000 square feet of enhanced showroom and service areas. The Rouen dealership has represented the Toyota brand since 2000.
The larger showroom includes more space for displaying new Toyota and Scion vehicles, an accessory display area, customer workspace with WiFi access, and children’s play area. The new service department features an enclosed service drive and a large customer lounge. It is equipped with 16 high-tech service bays, compared to seven stalls in the former facility.
The Rouen dealership incorporated energy efficient lighting and other features in the “green” building, said Nicole Rouen, marketing manager. The biggest impact is they are recycling all used oil and reusing it for heating the service department and saving 90 percent on the normal heating bill, she said.
Toyota markets its auto brands through a network of more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers in the U.S. The company employs about 35,000 people and sold more than 2.2 million vehicles in 2008, according to the news release.
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