Seattle-area Toyota Dealership Closes For Cleaning Over Coronavirus

Seattle-area Toyota dealership closes for cleaning over coronavirus

The coronavirus that delivers the illness known as COVID-19 is affecting all parts of the automotive industry. For Toyota specifically, the outbreak has caused concern about the manufacturing and supply chain in Japan, and it's also put a spotlight on a dealership in Washington state. An employee at Toyota of Kirkland, in Seattle's Eastside suburbs, tested positive for the virus this week, according to the Kirkland Reporter. The dealership is closed until Monday, March 9, for cleaning.

Toyota of Kirkland is only 2.5 miles from the Life Care Center nursing home, where 10 residents have died from the virus and many more are ill. 

Nissan: Ghosn Ordered Payments To Omani Dealership

Nissan: Ghosn ordered payments to Omani dealership

Sources at Nissan Motor are reportedly telling Tokyo prosecutors that former chairman Carlos Ghosn ordered payments to be made to a Nissan dealership in Oman and they later invented reasons for the transactions.

The prosecutors arrested Ghosn for a fourth time on Thursday on suspicion of an aggravated breach of trust that caused a loss of 5 million dollars. Ghosn allegedly used some of the money that was sent to the dealership for personal purposes.

Ghosn Allegedly Owed $27 Mil. To Dealership Owner

Ghosn allegedly owed $27 mil. to dealership owner

Sources say former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn owed about 27 million dollars in debt to the owner of a dealership in Oman, to which he allegedly moved Nissan's funds.

Tokyo prosecutors allege that Ghosn directed Nissan's funds to the dealership and shifted part of the money for his private purposes. They suspect that the scheme caused Nissan losses worth more than 5 million dollars.

Nothing Can Stop 31-year-old Sales Manager Nakita Joshi: She Is A Driving Force Behind Nissan's Top Dealership With Hispanic Buyers

Nothing can stop 31-year-old sales manager Nakita Joshi: She is a driving force behind Nissan's top dealership with Hispanic buyers


Downey, Calif. – Downey Nissan leads the brand in volume sales to Hispanic customers, nearly doubling its sales to this important market segment in 2017. At close of October, Downey Nissan also was the frontrunner in the brand's Western region in year-to-date overall sales. A look at the faces behind this growth reveals a young, gender- and ethnically diverse team helmed by 31-year-old general sales manager, Nakita Joshi.

Lexus Escondido Dealership: Sales, Service And The Occasional Wedding

Lexus Escondido Dealership: Sales, Service and The Occasional Wedding

Automotive News has a feature on Lexus Escondido, a dealership in Southern California that has expanded into a giant 326,000-square-foot facilty:

The building catches customers’ attention with sweeping glass windows and large signs bearing logos for Lexus and Vintana, the 10,000-square-foot restaurant on the building’s second floor, overlooking the entryway.

Lexus Builds Brand With Western Sydney Dealership

Lexus Builds Brand with Western Sydney DealershipLuxury car maker Lexus is positioning itself for further long-term expansion by establishing a new dealership in one of Australia's fastest growing areas.
The opening of Lexus of Macarthur, in the Camden region of greater western Sydney comes on the back of record Lexus sales in 2016.

Inside The World’s Largest Lexus Dealership

Inside the World’s Largest Lexus DealershipCountry Magazine has a feature on the world’s largest Lexus dealership, the 190,000-square-foot Lexus of Arlington in Arlington Heights, Illinois:
There’s a movie theater, fitness center with private shower and lockers, a golf putting green and driving range, massage chairs, bed and therapy, children’s activity center, lounge with café and television screens, quiet room, business center, and a salon that provides haircuts, manicures, and pedicures.

Rumor: Lexus Lc To Reach Usa Dealership By May 2017

Rumor: Lexus LC to Reach USA Dealership by May 2017According to a new Motor Trend report, the Lexus LC 500 will reach US dealerships by May 2017 with a starting price above $90,000. The LC 500h will reportedly have a $10,000 premium over the naturally aspirated V8 base model, and Lexus expects about 20 percent of customers will choose the pricier hybrid.

This Florida Dealership Is Selling Two Lexus Lfas

This Florida Dealership Is Selling TWO Lexus LFAsLimited to just 500 units worldwide, the Lexus LFA is one of the most exclusive cars ever offered from Japan and fetching $375,000 when new, happens to also be the most expensive.
So when we stumbled upon a dealership in Florida with not one but two LFAs sitting on its showroom floor looking for new buyers, we were understandably flabbergasted.

New Mitsubishi Dealership Opens In Surrey

New Mitsubishi Dealership Opens in SurreyA family-run dealership in Surrey that is marking its 50th year in the business this year has joined the Mitsubishi family.
Normandy Garage, in Guildford Road, Normandy, was established in 1966 and so close are the ties that owner John Richards even lives next door. Meanwhile, his sons Ian and Johnny Richards are, respectively, the dealer principal/sales manager and financial controller.