Dalziel and Pow has designed a new retail concept for Jaguar Land Rover with an emphasis on both customer experience and lifestyle in a bid to move away from conventional car showroom set ups.
The store has opened at the Westfield Stratford shopping centre in London where it’s surrounded by fashion retailers.
It features a shop window where a changeable display will be used to draw in visitors before they engage with the brand at different points of interaction within the store. The window incorporates a lifting digital screen.
Inside there are four zones beginning with a gallery-style white box, displaying a regular rotation of cars to passers by.
A walnut wood archway gives way to the “create” section where customers can play with colour swatches and interior trim to design a car, which suits their needs and tastes. Lighting is set to pick out colour and natural samples on walls and tables.
At the rear of the store is an open minimal space designed to “educate and inform” using screens to show key information about Jaguar Land Rover cars.
Less emphasis on selling
The idea is that the customers engage with the brand without feeling pressured into buying. This model has been developed by the Rockar company, which worked on a similar scheme at Bluewater shopping centre with Hyundai and has since come to work with Jaguar Land Rover.
Events can also be hosted in the Westfield space, which contains sliding walls covering up further spaces by the perimeter and mezzanine areas.