Charles Royal moved his family of five girls up from El Paso, Texas to Bloomington, Indiana back in 1968, when he purchased the local Chevrolet franchise. That was his first dealership in Bloomington, and over years, he added many franchises and dealerships to the Royal Group. He added Toyota in 1983! Much has changed since those first Toyota sedans we sold back in 1983--but the family who runs the dealership hasn't. Royal South Toyota is still a local, family run business, and Mr. Royal still comes to work every day with a passion for automobiles.
Mr. Royal started working at his father's used car lot when he was in high school, and never really left the retail automobile industry. During his 20's, he tried his hand at auto racing, even making it into famous races such as Pike's Peak International Hill Climb and the 1953 Carrera Panamericana Road Race. Our company's history changed for the better when Mr. Royal decided he wasn't a good enough road racer to make a career of it--especially to support his growing family--and he retired from racing to concentrate on selling cars. From there, he rose through the ranks of various dealership organizations, eventually becoming a partner in the Bloomington Chevrolet franchise in 1969. The rest, as they say, is history!
Royal South Toyota is a full line dealership offering Toyota Sales, Service, Parts and Collision Repair to customers here in the Bloomington, Columbus, Bedford, Elletsville, Spencer, Nashville, Oden, Mitchell, and other local areas. We're also happy to service Toyota customers up in Indianapolis, down in Louisville, and over in Cincinnati. You don't have to be local to enjoy a "small town" dealership experience. And that is absolutely true for our Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Department, who routinely ship vehicles all over the country!
Royal South Toyota just completed a major renovation to the dealership exterior, including the erecting of the iconic "Toyota Portal" ! You'll see it shining in the evening as you drive by on Walnut Street. Customers will notice the brilliantly clean customer waiting room, new tile and ceiling in the main hallway, and a fresh Indiana Limestone Finished "Toyota Wall" on our showroom's north side. Our showroom allows Toyota customers to browse through the latest models, color combinations, and explore the latest Toyota technology. It is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and read the latest copy of Toyota's publication, "Toyota Today", while chatting with our Toyota Certified Brand Specialists about the newest model! We're part of the neighborhood and we love visitors. Come by and check out the newest Toyota models, including Corolla, all-new Camry, Prius Hybrid, including the exclusive PRIME Plug-In models, RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid, Avalon, 4Runner, Sequoia, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid's. We carry every model Toyota offers--so come by and put our staff's product knowledge to the test.
Come join the Royal South Toyota Family--where our relationship doesn't stop when you buy your new car, but continues on for as long as you service your Toyota! We're ready to help you experience Toyota in a whole new way--like a Royal!
Everyone at Royal South Toyota works very hard to show that they are different . Sure, everybody has a website these days. But not many people are going to take the time or extend the courtesy to welcome you to it. We also want to explain some of the things you will be able to do with the new Royal South Toyota online experience. Basically, just about anything you can do in our showroom you can do online. You can schedule service, search our inventory and become a more well-informed car shopper.
If you have worked with Royal South Toyota in the past, we hope you like our changes. If you are discovering us for the first time, we welcome you with open arms. We are excited to show you how easy things can be when it comes to the sales and service of your Toyota vehicle.
Hybrid Technology is the future, and Toyota has been leading the way in Hybrid Technology since the late 1990's. Mr. Royal saw the benefits of Toyota's new Hybrid model, the "Prius", and began to order many for his dealership here in Bloomington. Fast forward almost two decades, and Royal South Toyota is one of the premier Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Dealerships in the Midwest. Our best selling model...its Prius Hybrid! We offer the full line of Hybrid models. The Prius Family expanded to include a smaller Prius C Hybrid, a larger wagon version called Prius V, the regular Prius liftback, and even the redesigned Prius PRIME PLUG-IN. While most dealerships here in the Midwest don't offer the PRIME, Royal South Toyota does! Customers looking for the comfort and familiarity of their favorite models need not worry, Royal South Toyota also offers Avalon Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, the larger crossover utility vehicle Highlander Hybrid, and the mid-sized SUV, the RAV4 Hybrid! We have one of the highest per capita Hybrid vehicle sales rates of anywhere in the United States, something we're very proud of. If you've never experienced Hybrid--you need to come by Royal South Toyota and see one. Our trained Hybrid Brand Specialists are ready to help answer questions.!
Each model of new Toyota vehicle that is available in the Royal South Toyota showroom is one of the leaders in its class. Toyota has come a long way from building only small, fuel-efficient compacts. Our lineup now now extends into almost every segment in the global automotive industry. We still are among the industry’s best in fuel-efficiency, we certainly have one of the largest inventories are hybrid vehicles; but if you are looking for more capability you will certainly want to look at our SUVs and pickups.
Because of the outstanding reliability of Toyota vehicles, they often go on to serve more than one owner. The best of the pre-owned cars can become a Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle. In order to get this designation, each model must meet minimum standards for age and mileage. If those conditions are met, the car will then go in for an intensive inspection that covers almost every square-inch of the vehicle. Any parts that can’t be fixed or refurbish will cause the vehicle to lose its certified status. Ask a Royal South Toyota sales professional about the additional benefits of driving home a certified pre-owned vehicle.
As a Toyota dealer and service center, Royal South Toyota can handle every kind of service or maintenance need that could come up. Our staff full of factory-trained service technicians is always working to learn the latest methods and best practices that come from our manufacturing partner, Toyota USA. Whenever a vehicle is entrusted to us, we treat it like we would treat our personal vehicles. We understand you need your Toyota car, truck or SUV to live your life, we will do everything in our power to get it back to you as quickly as possible.
Even though we have an outstanding service department at Royal South Toyota, we understand there are people that just enjoy turning their own wrenches. If you are the do-it-yourself type, we can still be an excellent resource. The Royal South Toyota Parts Department is ready to order and hold any part you may need while changing your own oil, replacing your own brakes or even putting on new windshield wiper blades. There is no part we can’t obtain from the manufacturer.
The Royal South Toyota Service Department will stand behind every piece of work we perform. A lot of other repair facilities will promise to get things done fast. We will certainly do everything in our power to make sure that we get things done in the time we estimate. The only thing more important than speed is accuracy. We promise to get the job done right the first time.