McCarthy Toyota officially opens

May 3, 2014

in Business

Toyota-1McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia, 3110 West Broadway, officially unveiled its new automobile dealership during a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 1.

McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia recently completed construction of a new facility on the grounds of its dealership location. The new dealership features an expanded new car showroom as well as two comfortable customers’ lounges, children’s play area and Wi-Fi access. The new service area is equipped to accommodate a larger number of customers through its high-tech service bays.

A contingent of Toyota officials attended the “private” ceremony, including Paul Holdridge, Vice President of Sales – Toyota Division at Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., and Tony Mueller, General Manager of TMS’ Kansas City sales region. Holdridge presented McCarthy Toyota Dealer Principal John McCarthy and his team with a ceremonial Japanese sword. The presentation of the Katana sword, from automaker to dealer, is a long-standing tradition at Toyota. A public grand-opening event is planned for May 17. The event will include refreshments and a live band.

“We’re going to give away a 2014 Corolla, so spread the word. It’s going to be on the showroom floor, get registered.  It will be given away on the 31st. We’re also giving away a big screen TV. Also on the 17th, anybody who buys a car will get a big screen TV included in their purchase,” Holdrige said.

“We’d like to congratulate the team at McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia on the completion of this fantastic, new facility,” Holdridge said. “We are confident that this state-of-the-art automotive center will benefit both new and loyal Toyota customers in the region for many years to come.”

For more information about the dealership, call (660) 826-5400 or visit

Over the past 50 years, Toyota built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where they operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the US).

The company’s 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.23 million cars and trucks in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today, the company said. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.

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