By Myron Love
WINNIPEG, MAN. – About 200 people were in attendance for the official opening of the Dilawri Group’s new Crown Toyota Scion, Manitoba’s first Scion store.
On hand to cut the ribbon were Ashok Dilawri, Dilawri Group’s founder and CEO; his wife, Annu; Mayor Sam Katz; Dilawri Group president Glen Daman; and Toyota Canada zone manager Steve Pedretti.
The new store, located in the Manitoba Auto Mall in southwest Winnipeg, opened for business in early March.
The new $12 million, 40,000-square foot Crown Toyota Scion store took 18 months to build. It replaces the Dilawri Group’s 11-year-old, 17,000-square foot Sunshine Toyota facility (which is across the road from the new building) .
The Dilawri Group currently also includes flagship store Winnipeg Honda, Crown Acura, Crown Nissan, Automax (a pre-owned vehicle showroom), WAM Collision, D-Max (detailing centre) and GAS Performance (a specialty aftermarket and performance accessory showroom) at the Manitoba Auto Mall, Crown Mazda near the Perimeter Highway and Crown Honda.