Jaguar St. Petersburg and Land Rover St. Petersburg is the newest member of the Crown Automotive Group, and the newly constructed, 19,000-square-foot building includes various new design features.
The dealer group noted the grand opening of the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based dealership will be the first Jaguar Land Rover “Arch” architectural design used in Florida. The arch is a worldwide design used to express the advanced technology of these brands.
The new dealership was scheduled to open its doors on Tuesday and features 11,500 square feet of new construction, a showroom with 16-foot-high ceilings, and 100-percent LED lighting.
The new home for Jaguar St. Petersburg and Land Rover St. Petersburg also is one of the first buildings to have a hurricane-resistant, seamless glass system with exterior glazing — which the group noted is designed for a “luxuriously open feel” while withstanding Florida’s often inclement weather.
“We are extremely excited to have such iconic British brands added to our lineup. Especially one which compliments Jaguar, a marque we have represented since 1976,” Jim Myers, president and chief operating officer of Crown Automotive Group, said in a news release.
The grand opening of Jaguar St. Petersburg and Land Rover St. Petersburg also featured a service reception area and a fully air-conditioned service shop.
More than 3,000 square feet of the service area, including the shop, includes all-new equipment for its certified technicians. Also, three new service lanes with quick-check capabilities have been installed.
The company notes that the lanes increase the speed and information gained from service by using laser sensors and cameras to check wheel alignment, tread and other readings in seconds.
“Our goal is to make our customers’ experience very memorable every time we have the pleasure of interacting; thus showing why we are the truly the better way to buy,” said Michal Niezbecki, general manager of Jaguar and Land Rover of St. Petersburg.