Golden Anniversary — Jemca Toyota Celebrates 50 Years Of Toyota In The UK

A mere 18,262 days ago, Toyota made a modest entry into the UK automotive market at the British motor show. We showed up with four cars, and on October 1st 1965 the Toyota Corona hit UK roads for the majestic price of £790. Of the first 60 Coronas on the roads that year, an amazing 29 are still around — a testament to Toyota production quality, even in the early days.


438,291 hours and 2,661,210 passenger vehicle sales later and Toyota is still here, bringing innovation to British motoring with cars that are safer and more efficient than ever before. Features like Toyota Safety Sense and our groundbreaking hybrid technologies are just some of the ways Toyota is making motoring better — because, as the motto says, there is ‘always a better way’.


Join Jemca Toyota in celebrating Toyota’s golden anniversary — through August 31, you can purchase a new 65 registration Toyota for cost + £50. It’s our best sale of the year and our way of saying thank you for making Toyota one of the most successful automotive brands in the UK. Find out more at our website.

Here’s to the next 50 years!

Meet The Team — Toyota Business Centre Takes On A New Look!


At Toyota Croydon, we’re proud to welcome two new team members to look after our business customers. Mr. Iain Sommerville and Ms. Talia Simpson are both here to assist you with your business motoring needs, from a single vehicle to the largest fleets!


Hello I’m Iain Sommerville, I’m 54 years young and have been working in and around the motor trade since 1989. I initially spent a few years working in retail sales before moving to Fleet and Business Sales in 1994 with VW / Audi in Dundee. In Dundee, I set up and established a very successful department supplying vehicles all over the UK from SME’s to national and multinational organisations. I continued this role when I moved to Volvo in Edinburgh in 1998, again setting up a new Fleet and Business Sales department. I stayed with Volvo until 2004, having moved back to Dundee in 2002 to take up a Group Fleet position. I ran my own vehicle brokerage business for a couple of years and helped establish a van sales business in Perth.

I moved south in May this year for a new challenge (not to mention the warmer weather!). I’m very pleased to be working at Jemca Toyota Croydon and look forward to establishing the dealership as one of the most successful fleet and business sales operations “south of the Watford Gap!!”


G’Day, I’m Talia Simpson and together with my colleague, Iain Sommerville, I am delighted to make up the very cosmopolitan Jemca Toyota Croydon Business Centre team.

I’ve recently re-located to London from sunny, warm Central Queensland, Australia, where I’d spent 8 years in a number of roles within a large Toyota dealership.  My automotive career began in 2007 as a Service Advisor and I have spent the last 3 years in the Finance & Insurance department as the Senior Business Manager.

I’m new to the Corporate Sales sector of the dealership; however, my vast and varied experience within the automotive industry — particularly with Toyota — has instilled a customer-centric approach to the way I conduct business. I pride myself on my impeccable attention to detail and credibility in what I promise, ensuring your expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

Although Iain & I may not agree on the temperature of the office air conditioning, we’re very excited at the prospect of expanding the Southern Corporate Business Centre and provide our clients with the best service in town!

Jemca Lexus Croydon Welcomes Another Happy Customer — Holmes Estate Agents!

Jemca Lexus Croydon would like to welcome our latest customer – HOLMES ESTATE AGENTS!

They’re experiencing compact luxury with the Lexus CT200h ADVANCE, featuring Smart Entry – Heated Seats – Parking Sensors – DAB Radio/CD – Lexus Navigation – Bluetooth – 17” Alloys ……..All as standard.

It’s the top of the class for business vehicles and can save a business motorist a bundle:

FREEDOM OF THE CITY – 94 CO2 – BIK 13 % – VED £0.00

Enjoy, Holmes Estate Agents!


Caution: Falling Costs!

Driving theory test costs to be reduced from October 1st, 2015.

The second round of changes to driving test fees comes into effect on the 1st of October. The move, which reduced the cost of the theory test for car and motorcycle drivers from £31 to £25 in 2014, will reduce the cost even further to £23 as of this year.

This change brings the total cost reduction to 25% and will save learner drivers over £100 million over the next decade.

Ready to book your test? The official site has all of the information you need about booking at the new prices.

How many Balloons can fit in a GT86?

Congratulations to Hayley Howes, who guessed the exact number of balloons in the Toyota GT86! Hayley will now enjoy the car for a weekend!

Jemca Toyota Bromley held a raffle to help raise funds for Burnt Ash School, at their annual summer event with many different Toyota prizes.

A huge thank you to everyone who joined in the days events, but in the end there could only be one winner !

And the winners are….

Over 8,000 attendees.

Only one winner.

Jemca Toyota Croydon would like to thank everyone who stopped by our stand at the Purley Festival on July 4th and 5th. The crowd was fabulous, the music was amazing —  we were THE place to watch the main stage! — and the atmosphere was perfect for a weekend festival.


Special thanks to those who stopped by the Peppa Pig Aygo and entered our contest. The prize: two days’ tickets to Peppa Pig World and overnight accomodation at the park. Many entered, but there could be only one winner.


Congratulations to lucky entry #12, Alex Brind, and his family! We hope you enjoy your trip this summer.


Golfing for a Cause — And A CT 200h

We believe in community spirit. At Lexus Edgware Road, we’re proud to be sponsoring Hospice Day at Hendon Golf Club on July 8th.

The event will raise funds for North London Hospice and Noah’s Ark Hospice, enabling them to continue their vital work with children and families across London. We’re proud to be involved in this amazing event, which is now in its 24th year.

Aside from raising funds, the competition to win a Lexus CT 200h will be on! A hole-in-one on hole 17 will win this brand new car, courtesy of Lexus Edgware Road.

Details of the tournament and the charity day can be found on the Hendon Golf Club website. To participate or donate to the hospices involved, please use the contact information on that page.