Mercedes-Benz opens state-of-the-art North Vancouver dealership

TORONTO, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - Extensive renovations were recently completed at Mercedes-Benz Canada's North Vancouver dealership to create a state-of-the-art, flagship facility on Vancouver's upscale North Shore. Large glass panels and soaring ceilings throughout the open concept showroom create a beautiful backdrop to display the fascinating line-up of new Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG and Maybach vehicles. This is the third major renovation in the dealership's 27-year history, significantly expanding and modernizing the sales and service areas at its prominent location at 1375 Marine Drive.

The newly expanded facility is now more than 31,000 square feet; it offers 52% more space than the previous building and features a much larger new car showroom, separate smart showroom and more welcoming parts and customer service reception areas. In addition, the modern design includes an updated vehicle delivery and preparation area. The renovation also enhanced the infrastructure for staff. Employees can now enjoy a new lunch room, expanded change rooms and a board room in the mezzanine area.

Mercedes-Benz North Vancouver is proud to be the first automobile dealership to meet the standards of the District of North Vancouver's new Marine Drive Design Guidelines. The design of Mercedes-Benz North Vancouver follows the proprietary "Autohaus" concept, which promotes extensive use of glass to create a bright, open concept feeling and maintain transparency throughout the dealership.

"I would like to thank our loyal customers and dedicated staff for their patience and understanding over the past year," said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "During the renovations, the North Vancouver dealership operated from a temporary facility, and despite some challenging work conditions created by the construction, staff maintained a positive attitude and generated impressive sales numbers. This state-of-the-art newly remodeled dealership provides a spacious home and an excellent environment to serve existing customers and welcome new ones to the Mercedes-Benz family."

About Mercedes-Benz Canada

Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the four brands within the Mercedes Car Group in Canada; Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG and Maybach. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada employs approximately 1,250 people in 19 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 14 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 38 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 24,117 vehicles in 2008, the best year ever reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

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SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada

For further information: For further information: JoAnne Caza, (416) 847-7550, joanne.caza@mercedes-benz.ca; Michael Minielly, (416) 847-7509, michael.minielly@mercedes-benz.ca; Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the internet at: www.media.mercedes-benz.ca

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