Toyota and Lexus have confirmed they ‘currently have no plans’ to change their franchise agreements with dealers and move to agency sales.
Pressed on the matter, a spokesperson for Toyota and Lexus stressed that agency sales – where the manufacturer would take on the sale of cars directly to consumers itself – was ‘not in the plan at all’.
In an exclusive interview with Car Dealer, Jason Stanley, general manager of product marketing at Toyota and Lexus, confirmed the success of the brands’ current agreements meant there was no reason to change.
He said, “A network that is engaged and they’re enjoying being part of the Toyota family helps them to deliver great customer experience.
“Working in partnership with [dealers] is really key. Operating with them in an open, trusted way is really important.”
Toyota (GB) PLC has won the 2023 RateMyPlacement Award for the best 45 small to medium size student work experience schemes, moving up from 22nd place last year.
The awards are based on student reviews of their work experience, posted on RateMyPlacement.co.uk, the UK’s leading jobs board for students seeking paid placements, internships and insight schemes. More than 70,000 students from across the world have left a review on the website since it launched in 2007.