Leslies Toyota in Blackwater will be the Island’s premier vehicle dealership, showcasing Toyota’s pioneering fleet of hybrid cars and their trusted range of commercial vehicles.
Sandown has been home to Toyota on the Island for over 40 years, but the move to Blackwater 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 we future-proof this on behalf of our customers so that we can continue to offer the levels of service that they have come to expect. The new Leslies Toyota showroom in Blackwater features several facilities that simply were not possible at the site in Sandown. You’ll see that from its first concept, the new Blackwater showroom was designed to reduce the impact Leslies Motors has on the environment and improve your experience when you visit.
The new two-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 will feature more charging points than any other dealership on the Island, ready for a future of plug-in hybrid & electric vehicles. The showroom and these charging points will be powered by the high capacity rooftop solar array, so the miles you do in your future vehicles will produce zero-emissions, powered from a zero-emissions source.
Cars and vans will be prepared in the eco-friendly vehicle preparation bays utilising the latest green technology features. The water used will be reduced, reused, and recycled in a self-contained treatment facility, and the cleaning products are filtered, captured, and removed, minimising their impact on the environment.
As a customer, when you collect your new car, you will be shown into a dedicated collection bay; this self-contained unit will cut energy waste. No longer will heated or conditioned air be lost when vehicles leave the main showroom, meaning less energy needs to be generated to power the new Leslies Toyota site.
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.
This is where you, the customer, will have a choice to help us in our goal to reduce the impact we as a business have on our beautiful island environment. Leslies Motors will offer the same courtesy services as before with the range of economical cars, but to ensure we make the most of the amenities available to us, as a customer you will also have the choice to opt for one of Leslies Motors new courtesy electric-bikes - Blackwater to Newport on one of these bikes takes less than 10 minutes.
When we decided to embark on this mission to improve the Leslies Toyota experience, we were conscious that it could not disrupt the already outstanding service that the Leslies Toyota staff offer. Our customers will see the same friendly faces you have come to know at Leslies Toyota in Sandown, as well as a few new faces, in the new showroom in Blackwater. All the positions in the new Leslies Toyota showroom were filled by current Leslies Motors trained staff; meaning all your future contact will be taken care of by the people that know you and your car best. Your vehicle will remain in the most capable hands, cared for by our trained Toyota Master Technicians and apprentices.
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 seventy years ago as a family business, and still stands by the same core values. The new showroom at Blackwater is our 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.
From Graham, his family, and the team at Leslies Motors; we look forward to seeing you at Leslies Toyota’s new showroom.
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