KELOWNA – Genesis Kelowna has its own, new stand-alone luxury dealership, the latest expansion by its owners, the Kot Auto Group.
The new building is just off Highway 97 on Cary Road, and is next door to Kelowna Hyundai, where Genesis Kelowna previously operated from, and directly in front of Buy Direct Truck Centre. The open floor plan supports the portfolio of the high-end Genesis models and electric vehicles.
“This has been a great year for Genesis. Opening the standalone retail facility separate from Kelowna Hyundai is the perfect way to showcase the luxury brand while having the ability to focus on the retail experience for our customers,” says John Kot, owner of the Kot Auto Group. “We have been excited for this expansion since being awarded the brand in 2018.”
Kot says Genesis customers can now wait for their vehicles to be serviced in the designated waiting room, separate from the spaces where transactions take place. Their concierge offers refreshments such as tea, coffee and water, and Wi-Fi is easily connected to.
“The purchase experience can also be managed through the brand’s unique Genesis at Home service and complete online sales platform, allowing buyers to interact with Genesis Kelowna in the way that’s most convenient for them,” Kot adds. “This is an approach that has changed the landscape of luxury buying in Kelowna and surrounding area.”
Kot notes that sales of the electrified GV70 have started, joining the GV60 and electrified G80 in the brands range of new electric vehicles. These are available alongside Genesis gas powered models including the G70, G80, GV70, and GV80.
All Genesis vehicles come with complementary service valet and scheduled maintenance for five years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first.
The Kot Auto Group is a family owned and operated business with nine dealerships in British Columbia, including Kelowna Kia and Penticton Nissan in the Okanagan. Others include Maple Ridge Hyundai, Victoria Hyundai, Genesis Victoria, and the recently acquired Woodgrove Chrysler in Nanaimo. Kot, the President, and his wife Trina work alongside son Brandon Kot, Jordan Kot, daughter Janessa McGowan and son in law Connor McGowan, who manages the dealerships across the province.
By Mark MacDonald