Happy Mondays Return as Toyota Dealerships Open for Business

Published on 18th May 2020 at 15:27

Toyota Ireland dealerships will be reopened from May 18th for sales and servicing, in line with the updated Government guidelines announced.

With dealerships being closed for the past six weeks, Toyota has developed and will implement a series of new measures to ensure the safety of all customers and staff, and is now ready to reopen its dealerships nationwide. These measures include:

·      Sanitisation stations at all entrances

·      2 metre social distancing markers

·      Protective screens for all staff / customer interactions

·      Hand sanitisers on all desks

·      PPE for staff with masks and gloves available for customers as required

·      Full sanitisation for all touch points in cars

·      Disposable covers used on seats, steering wheel and gear stick

·      Contactless drop-off and pick-up

·      Local collection and delivery from home or office can be arranged as required

·      Contactless payment

Virtual Sales

In addition to the physical showrooms open for sales from Monday, customers who would prefer to shop from home for a new 202 or used car can avail of Toyota’s new virtual showroom at Toyota.ie. A range of tools will be available over the next month including the ability to: 

·      Watch immersive and educational product videos covering the full Toyota range

·      Engage in personalised video calls and live chat with Toyota sales executives

·      Complete trade in valuations and financing online

·      Configure their new car to their own personal preferences using Toyota’s online tool

·      Receive personalised proposals and quotes via email, along with finance approval

Interested parties are urged to call their local dealership for assistance and more information.

Test Drives

Toyota dealers will offer unaccompanied test drives from their dealerships, and where possible, will also offer the ability for test drives to be undertaken at the customer’s home should they prefer.

Steve Tormey CEO, Toyota Ireland, commenting on the re-opening, said, “Ireland has suffered profound pain at the hands of the Covid-19 and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the virus. We have seen the true spirit of the Irish come to the fore during this difficult time, led by front line staff and healthcare workers, and supported by every member of the public who have diligently followed government guidance no matter how difficult it has been to do so.

As a brand whose mantra is Built for a Better World, we have been trying to be as helpful as possible, and are proud to have been able to play our own small part through the free provision of our YUKO car share service to hospital workers and providing cars to the HSE. We continue to be at the disposal of frontline workers and urge anyone who needs mobility assistance to get in touch. 

As the curve is flattening, we now need to look at rebuilding Irish society and our economy and find ways to embrace this new normal. From the day that we closed dealerships in line with HSE and Government advice we have been working on a plan to enable us to reopen in a manner that would ensure safety for customers and staff, and are happy to report that we have now put all the requirements in place to be able to operate social distancing while still providing the high level of service Toyota is renowned for. From May 18th we welcome customers who are interested in buying a new or used car, or have car servicing requirements, to our dealerships.”

An overview video of all of Toyota’s new safety measures is available to view at: https://youtu.be/QT029yDV1sE