In her search for just the right Toyota Highlander, Sue Kocik (left) uses an iPad with the help of Rodney Alexander, an Experienced Guide or EG, at Town & Country Toyota Wednesday. Sonic Automotive's new dealership model aims at being high-tech, efficient and fast. They say the way they use technology can enhance the customer experience and have them out of the door with the car they want within 45 minutes. Kiosks for different stages of the purchase and "imagine bars" equipped with iPads were in use on Wednesday May 20, 2015.
In her search for just the right Toyota Highlander, Sue Kocik (left) uses an iPad with the help of Rodney Alexander, an Experienced Guide or EG, at Town & Country Toyota Wednesday. Sonic Automotive's new dealership model aims at being high-tech, efficient and fast. They say the way they use technology can enhance the customer experience and have them out of the door with the car they want within 45 minutes. Kiosks for different stages of the purchase and "imagine bars" equipped with iPads were in use on Wednesday May 20, 2015. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
In her search for just the right Toyota Highlander, Sue Kocik (left) uses an iPad with the help of Rodney Alexander, an Experienced Guide or EG, at Town & Country Toyota Wednesday. Sonic Automotive's new dealership model aims at being high-tech, efficient and fast. They say the way they use technology can enhance the customer experience and have them out of the door with the car they want within 45 minutes. Kiosks for different stages of the purchase and "imagine bars" equipped with iPads were in use on Wednesday May 20, 2015. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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