Canada's most technologically advanced Porsche dealership opens in Oakville

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Porsche Centre Oakville, the largest and most technologically-advanced Porsche facility in Canada, officially opened its doors today, ushering in an advanced customer experience for car enthusiasts and owners in Canada.

The state-of-the-art facility measures 5,000 square metres and boasts a 22-vehicle showroom and 43-metre video wall, a 20-vehicle indoor pre-owned display, covered outdoor canopy, and the Porsche After Sales Service Centre. This indoor area includes Porsche Classic Service, the Porsche Club Lounge with a full gourmet professional kitchen, the Carrera Café, Porsche Driver's Selection Boutique and Porsche Kids Play Area. In all aspects of sales and service, the latest Porsche innovations - from web and mobile tools to diagnostic equipment and parts management - have been incorporated to provide a customer experience that is second-to-none.

"Porsche Centre Oakville embodies the ambitious characteristics of the Porsche brand," said Francesco Policaro, General Manager for Porsche Centre Oakville. "Porsche actively seeks ways to stretch boundaries.
We're committed to making our Porsche Centre the most exciting outpost for Porsche this side of the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany."

In keeping with Porsche's commitment to environmental responsibility, the structure includes a number of efficiency features such as fully automated LED lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and audio and video systems, an industry-leading TPO membrane roof, and water powered aqua-lifts in each service bay.

The new world-class dealership will service the western GTA including Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding communities. It is located on the south side of the QEW between Bronte Road and 3rd Line. The centre now employs 42 skilled and Porsche-trained personnel.

About the Policaro Automotive Family
The Policaro Automotive Family employs 402 trained, motivated and inspired employees and is a world-class automotive retail group known for strong performance and excellent customer satisfaction. With eight automobile franchises embracing seven automobile brands - Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Scion, Toyota and Porsche - the group has been building and operating successful automobile dealerships around a single-minded dedication to customer service and the enduring belief in the value of strong relationships with customers, community and manufacturing partners.

About Porsche Cars Canada
In August 2008, Porsche Cars Canada Limited (PCC), previously operating with the United States as Porsche Cars North America, became a fully independent subsidiary. It now has complete market and financial accountability as an independent importer and reports directly to Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.

PCC employs 24 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 15 Canadian Porsche Centres. Its headquarters are located in Mississauga, Ontario.

Image with caption: "A photo from inside Porsche Centre Oakville - Canada's largest and most technologically-advanced Porsche facility that officially opened its doors on September 16, 2013 to service the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Grimsby and surrounding communities. (CNW Group/Policaro Automotive Family)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130916_C7660_PHOTO_EN_30893.jpg

Image with caption: "A photo from inside Porsche Centre Oakville - Canada's largest and most technologically-advanced Porsche facility that officially opened its doors on September 16, 2013 to service the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Grimsby and surrounding communities. (CNW Group/Policaro Automotive Family)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130916_C7660_PHOTO_EN_30894.jpg

SOURCE: Policaro Automotive Family

For further information:

For more information, contact:
Kristina Garth, Assistant to the General Manager. (P) +1.905.825.4530 / (E) kgarth@policaro.ca

Further information about Porsche Centre Oakville is available at:
www.porschecentreoakville.com or by phone at 877.331.0998

Additional information about the Policaro Automotive Family is available at:
www.policaro.ca


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