Toyota Ireland has recognised its best-performing dealers at its annual Toyota Dealer of the Year Awards, held in Dublin on 5th December 2019.
Traditionally the awards have focussed on sales and aftersales, but this year Toyota Ireland introduced a new award for the Toyota Financial Services Dealer of the Year for the retailer that provided the best service since 2017. In total, seven award category winners were announced with a spread of five dealers collecting silverware.
Gandon Car Sales in Cork was named as the Toyota Accessory Sales Dealer of the Year 2019, and the Cork firm also collected the award for Toyota Sales Dealer of the Year 2019. Volume Retailer of the Year went to Toyota Liffey Valley. The Toyota Parts Dealer of the Year is Tadg Riordan Motors in Ashbourne, while Toyota Sandyford was named as the Aftersales Dealer of the Year 2019.
The inaugural winner of the Toyota Financial Services Dealer of the Year 2019 was Lehane Motors from Cork. But the top overall award of Toyota Dealer of the Year 2019 went to Toyota Liffey Valley, in Dublin. In addition to the prestigious award, the company also receive a cheque of €5,000 to be used to reward the entire staff for their achievements.
Speaking at the awards, Steve Tormey, Chief Executive of Toyota Ireland, said: "We are proud to host these awards on an annual basis and place the utmost importance on recognising achievements in sales, aftersales and customer satisfaction throughout the dealer network. Toyota prides itself on providing the best for our customers, from the products we sell to the aftersales service that customers receive. I would like to extend my congratulations to all the winners on the night. The awards are becoming more and more competitive and with the Corolla Hybrid as Ireland's number 1 car these awards represent the fantastic and relentless efforts from our dealers, and we are confident in maintaining this position in 2020".