Hot on the heels of founder Bob Jago’s induction into the prestigious North Harbour Business Hall of Fame, Lexus of North Shore is taking its commitment to excellence to an entirely new level with the completion of an amazing new showroom on Link Drive. The Lexus of North Shore team is ready for local lovers of high-end motor vehicles to come and experience the elevated ‘five-star hotel’ level of comfort, quality and service that now exists at the site
“The Lexus ethos is all about the passionate pursuit of perfection and this has been totally applied to our new Lexus of North Shore showroom,” explains CEO Mark Jago. “The project was completed in late July and we are absolutely thrilled with the result. We have created a warm and comforting new dealership with a customer lounge we reckon you’ll never want to leave. The quality is indeed like a five-star hotel. We are inviting those who appreciate fine motor vehicles and the pursuit of luxury to come and experience this wonderful new facility during August.”
The Jago family have a strong history on the North Shore. Bob and Pauline Jago established Toyota New Zealand’s first independently owned motor vehicle dealership, North Shore Toyota, back in the late 1980s. Success led to an invitation to open one of the very first Lexus dealerships in New Zealand when the premium brand was launched by Toyota. Lexus of North Shore opened its doors in 2001 and the partnership with the Lexus brand and Lexus New Zealand is one they treasure.
Bob Jago led the business for well over two decades. During that time he established a reputation for being a business leader, and also for the role his business plays in the community. This resulted in his recognition by the North Harbour Business Hall of Fame in May this year. Bob was proud to become one of only 31 laureates to receive this honour since its inception in 2004.
Lexus of North Shore has always been involved in the community. A prime example is the long-standing sponsorship relationship with the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust. The ‘Lexus of North Shore Charity Lunches’ are a key series of annual lunches – attended by 300-plus people – that raise money to fund the North Harbour Club’s annual AIMES Awards scholarships. These scholarship grants – over $200,000 annually – are presented to young people achieving excellence in the areas of the Arts, Innovation, Music, Education, Sport and Community Service (AIMES). Lexus of North Shore has been the sponsor of this annual lunch series since 2010 and a supporter of the North Harbour Club since its inception in 1995. Bob Jago was a founding trustee of the club.
Current CEO Mark Jago joined the family business in 2005. After succeeding his father Bob as CEO in 2012 he has overseen further growth in the business. The Jagos now have motor vehicle operations on the North Shore, in West Auckland and Hobsonville, meaning they have convenient sales, parts and service operations for a large percentage of Aucklanders.
“Unsurpassed attention to detail underpins the customer experience when you drive a Lexus and our investment in this new showroom goes hand-in-hand with that commitment,” adds Mark Jago. “At Lexus of North Shore, superior quality runs deeper than simply having the very best motor vehicles. It is an obsession lived by everyone and applied in every aspect of our business.”
The new dealership was officially opened with a function on Thursday July 22nd. At that function Ash Pateriya acknowledged the support of Lexus New Zealand in helping to create their sensational new home, as well as design and build partners Lanta Construction and Brand Partners.
The Lexus of North Shore team includes Lexus Vehicle Consultants Helen Wang, Tristan Liu and Julie Grgicevich. They are supported by Kelsey Keegan (Reception/Customer Care), Joyce Vaz – (Customer liaison) and Service Advisors Steve Shannon and Patrick Duddy. The entire team is ready and waiting to show off the fantastic new facility!
Lexus of North Shore – 4 Link Drive, Wairau Valley, North Shore.
Note: The next Lexus of North Shore Charity Lunch is on Thursday August 19 and will feature Nick Mowbray of Zuru Toys telling the “Zuru story”. If you are interested in attending please contact one of the Lexus of North Shore team or visit www.northharbourclub.co.nz