Sandown has been home to Toyota on the Island for over 40 years, but the move to Blackwater has been done with the right intentions. The move is right for the business, for the Island’s environment and most importantly for the customers.
Toyota is one of the world’s best-loved brands, and it’s only right that Leslies have future-proof this on behalf of their customers so that Leslies Toyota can continue to offer the levels of service that customers have come to expect.
The new showroom in Blackwater features several facilities that simply were not possible at the site in Sandown. The new 2-story Toyota showroom is designed to be state-of-the-art from the very beginning. The foundations of the building have been built using porous resources, allowing water to safely drain away. Also, the building was constructed by local businesses, using Island builders, and using numerous sources of recycled materials.
It features more charging points than any other dealership on the Island, ready for a future of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The showroom and these charging points will be powered by the high capacity rooftop solar array, so the miles done in future vehicles will produce zero-emissions, powered from a zero-emissions source.
The central location in Blackwater was another reason for the move. Situated directly next to the Newport-Sandown cycle track, Leslies Motors have initiated an Island first; Leslies Toyota Customers will have a choice between a courtesy car or the new fleet of courtesy electric-bikes.
Customers will still see the same friendly faces they have come to know at the old Sandown site, as well as a few new faces. All the positions in the new Leslies Toyota showroom were filled by current Leslies Motors trained staff; meaning all future contact will be taken care of by the people that know our customers and their cars best.
From the new centralised location in Blackwater, the Leslies Toyota Service Desk will be better located to continue providing a collect & deliver service Islandwide for customers using the MOT, Service, and Repair facilities. The new forecourt will provide space for devoted ‘Approved Used Toyotas’ as well as the very best pre-owned range of other makes and models.
Leslies Motors started 70 years ago as a family business, and still stands by the same core values. The new showroom at Blackwater is their way of combining these values with an environmentally friendly focus, and guiding Leslies Motors to develop and improve for future generations on our unique Island.
The Blackwater showroom opened for sales today (19th August) and the Workshop (including Servicing, MOT’s, Repairs and Parts) will be opening on 27th of August.