A Smarter Way To Buy A New Toyota Arrives In The Quad Cities Print
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Written by Mike Leep Jr   
Friday, 10 June 2011 14:03

DAVENPORT, IA (June 17, 2011) - The Quad Cities newest automotive dealer, Smart Toyota,is now open in Davenport. The dealership’s unprecedented focus on digital technology and a customer-centric approach to selling and servicing vehicles is designed to position Smart Toyota as the area’s first true 21st Century automotive retailer.
Smart Toyota is owned by the Indiana-based Gurley Leep Automotive Family, one of the nation’s largest privately-held, family-owned automotive groups. The store is the result of the sale of Quad City Toyota to the family and is located on North Brady Street in the former location of that dealership though a brand new facility is being planned for the near future.

“Our business model for Smart Toyota is to truly provide the Quad Cities and surrounding areas with a better, smarter way to buy a vehicle” said Mike Leep, Jr., Gurley Leep’s Vice President. “With today’s car buyers turning to the internet for the majority of their shopping,we’ve completely integrated the online shopping process with the purchase process to make buying a new Toyota or used car easier, faster and affordable than it’s ever been.”

Smart Toyota’s embrace of innovative technology is exemplified by their free smart phone app that will allow mobile access to inventory, pricing, service appointments as well as coupons, discounts and special promotions. The store is also integrating Quick-Read (QR) codes intotraditional mediums such as their newspaper ads that will make it easy for customers to gather additional details, see more photos and request more information. The store plans to back these digital efforts as well as their web site (www.smarttoyotaqc.com) with one of the finest internet staffs in the country. A FAST, friendly response will greet online shoppers that make an inquiry.

About The Gurley Leep Automotive FamilyMike Leep, Sr. opened his first dealership in 1973 and has since grown to represent 37 franchise points in 4 states. Still family-owned and operated, the Gurley Leep Automotive family is rapidly becoming the fastest growing automotive group in Iowa with a substantial presence in the Quad Cities and Des Moines. Now, with the addition of Smart Toyota in Davenport, Gurley Leep will employ over 360 in the Quad Cities area.

For more information about Smart Toyota and the Gurley Leep Automotive Family, contact Mike Leep, Jr. at 574-272-2014 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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