November 12, 2012
TORONTO, ON – Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, was
joined by senior company executives to mark the official groundbreaking and
the start of construction of a new, landmark retail facility in Vancouver, BC.
Situated on a large 7 acre site conveniently located on Lougheed Highway near the
Trans-Canada Highway, Mercedes-Benz Lougheed will replace the existing Mercedes-
Benz Boundary facility when construction is complete in 2014.
First opened in September 1999, Mercedes-Benz Boundary has outgrown its current
2 acre location.
The modern new Lougheed facility will significantly expand both the sales and
aftersales capabilities for the company in this important area of Vancouver. The
expansive property will also allow ample parking for visitors and a considerable
amount of space to better accommodate new and Pre-Owned vehicle inventory. In
addition, the new building will house Mercedes-Benz Canada’s Western Region office,
a regional training centre and a new Sprinter Centre for the Vancouver Retail Group.
The design and layout of the impressive new structure will follow the proprietary
Mercedes-Benz “Autohaus” concept. The spacious, 36,700 square foot showroom will
provide an ideal open concept environment to display the ever-growing and highly
compelling Mercedes-Benz, AMG and smart vehicle range. The 26,960 square foot
service area has been configured to efficiently meet the needs of clients with 34
service bays, including 3 larger bays dedicated to the Sprinter vans. In addition, it
will include 6 wash and detailing stations, and a vehicle delivery centre and
customer drive-in area that can accommodate up to 21 vehicles.
“The construction of the new Mercedes-Benz Lougheed facility represents asignificant investment in the region, and the next phase of the continued
redevelopment of Mercedes-Benz Canada’s corporately owned Greater Vancouver
Area retail infrastructure,” said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz
Canada. “This new landmark dealership more than doubles our current capacity, and
demonstrates our steadfast commitment to best serving the needs of our many
existing and potential customers in this very important market.”