Sunday Supercar Shopping at West Quay Road – Westover Jaguar, Lexus, Lotus and Abarth
Anyone shopping for a prestige car can now do so seven days a week. Westover's premium showrooms on West Quay Road in Poole have seen a few changes lately and the first of those is extended opening hours. The Group's Jaguar, Lexus, Lotus and Abarth showrooms – all adjacent to one another and between the Twin Sails Bridge and the RNLI headquarters - are now open from 10am to 4pm on Sundays, giving car enthusiasts the chance to check out Westover's stunning West Quay range every day of the week.
Led by Julian Saunders - who brings more than 25 years of experience in the motor industry to West Quay Road and has worked with Westover since 2011 - there are some new faces and some old ones too. Chris Amey is sales manager at the shared Westover Abarth and Lotus showroom, whilst Andrew Mathis is at the helm at Lexus Poole and Neal Clarke over in Jaguar. The sales and service teams have increased in number too, meaning that service standards and customer care are better than ever under the watchful eye of Aftersales Manager, Paul Miller.
“As is always the case, our focus is very much on delivering the very best customer service possible," says Julian. “Quite rightly, our customers have high expectations and we try to exceed those at every stage. We hope that increasing our opening hours and boosting our staff numbers will help us to excel. We've got some great new cars coming to West Quay Road this year and we hope that anyone who comes in to have a look will notice the improvements we've made to our already first-class customer experience."
New to the line-up at Lexus Poole is the stunning Lexus RC-F. It only arrived in mid-February but it's turned plenty of heads already thanks to its striking appearance and luxurious interior. It's more than just a good-looker though – every element of the exterior styling, from its footprint to its body rigidity, has been designed to maximise its 5.0 V8 engine for performance on the road.
The Jaguar XE – named 'Most Beautiful Car' at the Paris Festival Automobile International following a 100,000-strong public vote across 59 countries – is now available to order at Westover Jaguar. Billed as the driver's car in its section of the market, it's a real eye-catcher and it's packed with technology, including its own Wi-Fi hot spot, a remote pre-heat option and autonomous emergency braking, plus lane departure warnings and traffic-sign recognition systems. It comes with a choice of four two litre engine options (two diesel, two petrol) and one three litre petrol option. There are four trim levels and prices start at just £26,995. It's a cost effective choice for business drivers too, bringing bottom-line benefits thanks to its low emissions.
The Lotus Exige S Roadster joined the line up at Westover Lotus last summer, completing the Exige range. Anyone thinking ahead to sunny spring and summer days might want to get a head start on the soft-top season and take it for a test drive. It shares the same 3.5 litre V6 engine as the coupe models and is even lighter, plus it delivers open-roof style in just 'two clicks and a roll'. With a 0-60mph time of 3.8 seconds the Roadster, priced from £52,900, matches its coupe companion's performance but brings some seasonal style to the region's roads.
The Abarth 500 - in all its forms and finishes (there's now a choice of 17 paint finishes including solid, metallic and bi-colour) – is as popular and affordable as ever, with prices starting at £14,560. The 500 pocket rocket has a 1.4 litre turbo-charged engine which, thanks to its light frame and streamlined bodywork, generates power by the bucket load. There's also a 'sport' mode for anyone needing to inject extra performance. Push it and you'll immediately feel additional torque, stiffer steering and greater responsiveness. With eight-spoke 16 inch alloy wheels, twin exhaust pipes and front fog lights as standard, as well as sports seats and plenty of luxuries inside, the Abarth 500 is small in stature but big on impact.
To find out more, or to arrange a test drive in any of Westover's prestige models, please contact Westover Jaguar on 01202 970515, Lexus Poole on 01202 974199 and Westover Abarth and Lotus on 01202 970488.