Steven Eagell acquires Ipswich Toyota and Lexus dealerships from Jardine Motors Group

The Toyota showroom in Ipswich.

The Toyota showroom in Ipswich. - Credit: Andy russell

Eight Toyota and Lexus dealerships across Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire have been acquired by Milton Keynes-based Steven Eagell from the Jardine Motors Group.

The Lexus showroom in Ipswich.

The Lexus showroom in Ipswich. - Credit: Andy russell

The deal, the value of which has not been disclosed, includes Toyota and Lexus sites in Ipswich and Cambridge and Toyota-only sites in Chelmsford, Rayleigh, Romford and St Ives.

They join Toyota dealerships already operated by Steven Eagell in Aylesbury, Bedford, Bishop’s Stortford, King’s Lynn, Letchworth, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough, St Albans and Watford, and a Lexus site in Hatfield.

Founder and managing director Steven Eagell said: “We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the team, and look forward to working with them in continuing to provide an excellent customer experience.

“This acquisition fits geographically and strategically with our growth ambitions, allowing us to further leverage our strong and long-standing relationship with our manufacturer partners, Toyota (GB) and Lexus (GB), to benefit our customers.”

Steven Eagell, managing director of automotive group Steven Eagell, which has acquired eight Toyota

Steven Eagell, managing director of automotive group Steven Eagell, which has acquired eight Toyota and Lexus franchises including those at Ipswich. Picture: Steven Eagell motor group - Credit: Picture supplied by Steven Eagell motor group

He added: “A swift integration with minimum disruption is our top priority, along with delivering a first-class customer experience throughout these new territories.”

Jardine Motors, which previously operated the sites under the Lancaster brand, is part of the Bermuda-registered Jardine Matheson group, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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