Whitehorse Toyota Opens New Facility

Whitehorse Toyota Opens New Facility
(L-R) Blaine Mason, Product Advisor at Whitehorse Toyota and wife Karina; Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO of Toyota Canada Inc.; Ken Mason, Dealer Principal of Whitehorse Toyota and wife Sandra; Rob Wilcox, Parts Manager at Whitehorse Toyota and wife Holly Wilcox, General Manager at the ribbon cutting of Whitehorse Toyota’s new facility. (Photo: Toyota Canada)

Whitehorse Toyota, recognized as Toyota’s most northerly dealership in Canada, has opened a brand-new sales and service retail facility.

A special ribbon cutting ceremony signifying the grand opening took place on September 25 and was attended by Toyota Canada President & CEO Larry Hutchinson, as well as Whitehorse Toyota Dealer Principal Ken Mason and his wife Sandra, plus members of the dealership’s staff and local community.

The new building boasts 25,000 sq. ft. of space, doubling the size of the dealership’s footprint. A new 2,700 square foot showroom has capacity for six vehicles inside, with TV and internet facilities offered in the lounge area. Visitors can also explore a new tech centre, which highlights Toyota’s safety systems and other high technology vehicle features. The new dealership also has more space for a larger on-site selection of new Toyota vehicles, as well as Toyota Certified Pre-Owned cars and trucks.

On the service side, the new facility features an enclosed drive-through reception area for vehicle servicing, plus an indoor area to deliver new vehicles to customers There are also four service reception bays, nine mechanical bays, two wash bays, and two detail bays.

Whitehorse Toyota’s new facility also incorporates a number of features to minimize its environmental footprint—notably, specially modified window glazing for superior insulation, and reduced heating costs and emissions, as well as improved year-round comfort.

The new Whitehorse Toyota showroom and service centre is located at 111 Range Road, and is less than a 10-minute drive from its previous location.

“We’ve cared for drivers in the Yukon since 1970 and our new facility will ensure they continue to enjoy the best sales and service experience in the Canadian auto industry,” said Ken Mason, Dealer Principal at Whitehorse Toyota (formerly known as Mic Mac Toyota). “Our new dealership features many amenities that make it a pleasure to explore everything Toyota has to offer, including an impressive line-up of rugged yet comfortable – and very dependable – SUVs and pick-up trucks that are perfect partners for life in the north.”

“As this brand-new facility demonstrates, Whitehorse Toyota is continuing to invest in this community,” said Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc. “The facility doubles the dealership’s space, provides more services for Toyota customers, and represents a long-term commitment to Whitehorse Toyota employees and the people of Whitehorse.”

Whitehorse Toyota is recognized for being very active in the local community. The dealership is a long-time sponsor of the annual Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival. (with Mason and his wife Sandra crowned Mr. & Mrs. Yukon at the 2017 festival) Mason is also a regular visitor at McCauley Lodge, where he has been playing guitar and singing to entertain the residents of this retirement community for more than 30 years, and the dealership is an ongoing Special Olympics sponsor.

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