Auto West Group Building Canada’s Largest MINI Dealership
Auto West Group has announced that it has begun construction on the largest stand-alone MINI dealership in Canada. The extensive facelift will also turn the MINI Richmond dealership, located at 10700 Cambie Road in Richmond, B.C., into one of the most environmentally sustainable dealerships in Canada.
Expected to be completed in the summer of 2012, MINI Richmond will feature over 25,000 square feet of operating space, a full size MINI exploding out of the showroom and bands of colourful accent LED lights that incorporate MINI’s design standards. The building will also offset the dealerships carbon footprint with the largest solar panel installation on a car dealership in B.C., which will incorporate 168 solar panel modules installed on the rooftop. This new green focus will also feature fully loaded EV charge stations (to meet the future demand of electric cars), four south-facing green walls that will keep the dealership cool in the summer months, and an underground storage tank that can retain storm water runoff.
“As the largest MINI theme park in Canada, this facility will offer our customers a completely unique MINI experience,” said Joachim Neumann, founder of Auto West Group. “In addition, we’re proud to be implementing the green technology and creating a space that is equipped for a new era in the automobile industry.”
The renovation and construction is being designed by ABBARCH Architecture Inc.
Operating out of the Vancouver area since May 1986, the Auto West Group has over 180 team members, two companies and three locations: Auto West BMW, MINI Richmond, and Auto West Infiniti. This announcement is more good news for a local automotive industry that continues to grow and develop. As we have said in the past, now is a great time for Auto Sales & Leasing training and courses in auto sales management.