BURNABY, BC., November 22, 2017 - Destination Auto Group recently celebrated the Grand Opening of Destination Honda in the fast-growing Brentwood neighbourhood.
"Our expectations are that we'll continue to grow to be a community of over 52,000 people by 2041," remarked Mayor Derek Corrigan, "and this Destination Auto Group location has melded perfectly into a very urban center."
For Destination Honda, the opening marks a complete transformation of the company, including a top-to-bottom renovation, an expanded 41,000 square-foot space, and state-of-the-art service equipment. The dealership facility will also add 45 new service and sales jobs.
"We wanted to make a significant investment in the community," said Adil Ahamed, Managing Director. "We consider ourselves part of Burnaby-because Burnaby is a big part of us."
The new location features a modern 12-vehicle showroom, two "drive through" service lanes capable of serving 9 guests simultaneously, and 16 service bays outfitted with Honda's latest repair and diagnostic equipment. "The management of the Destination Auto Group recognized the fact that customer expectations are changing and saw their need to adapt to those expectations," said Dave Gardner, President of Honda Canada.
"We spent a lot of time imagining the kind of space we would want and level of customer service we would expect as guests. The end goal was to make the new facility bright and friendly-a place people would look forward to coming to." Ahamed added.
Located at 4278 Lougheed Highway
at Madison, a short drive from its original location on Hastings in North Burnaby, Destination Honda is walking distance from the new Brentwood Mall, and easily accessible to Willingdon and Highway 1.
About Destination Auto Group
Destination Auto Group is a family-owned Vancouver retailer of new and pre-owned vehicles, representing the Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Chrysler brands. With a history of servicing the Vancouver automotive market since 1983, Destination Auto Group re-branded in 2004 with three dealerships and has since expanded to five locations, currently employing 475 associates. Destination Auto Group is an active member of the community, supporting initiatives in international development and poverty alleviation such as the World Partnership Walk, healthcare advocacy through the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, and local organizations and events including the Festival of Lights at Brentwood Town Centre, Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day, and the Burnaby Mayor's Annual Golf Tournament.