One of Australia’s leading automotive dealership groups is moving into the BNE Auto Mall, the new automotive precinct built around a 2.5km Mark Skaife-designed performance track.

Sci-Fleet Motors Pty Ltd has secured a prime gateway site in the precinct, according to Brisbane Airport Corporation general manager commercial business John Tormey.

“We are delighted to have the Sci-Fleet Group join us on the first stage of the journey for the delivery of this iconic project and it is fitting, as the largest and most successful dealer for both the number one volume brand in the country Toyota and leading luxury brand Lexus, that they are on-board,” he says.

As well as revealing the first major automotive group to secure a site in the precinct, the BNE Auto Mall announced another milestone today — the formal commencement of the land development program for the massive $300 million project.

The site will be cleared in the second half of 2017, with the BNE Auto Mall expected to open in 2020.

“The vision for the project remains the same — to provide an unrivalled automotive platform for dealers and manufacturers with the ultimate in test drive experience,” Tormey says.

“We know that leading automotive brands are continuing to raise the bar, and this requires a new and fresh approach, a new platform, for how they engage with their customers.

“The future of automotive retailing is becoming more dynamic with a push for higher quality, interactive customer experience.

“The multi-layered appeal of the precinct with entertainment and shopping, restaurants and bars, driver experiences, hotels and conference facilities, all tailored to the automotive market and wrapped around a 2.5km Mark Skaife-designed performance track, will ensure the BNE Auto Mall delivers world-class facilities that are being demanded by tomorrow’s customers.”

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