Lotus Cars & GAIN Group

September 01 2021

For The Drivers

A New Chapter Begins

Lotus Vancouver exterior.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you and your Lotus into the GAIN Group of Companies. On July 12, 2021, GAIN Group acquired Lotus of Vancouver from Weissach Automotive Group. We are proud to represent and welcome this exclusive brand into our family and we look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.

You may wonder why a group like ours has ventured from its home base on Vancouver Island to the lower mainland but the answer is simple; we are passionate about automobiles, the brands we represent and we are committed to enhance the overall ownership experience of all of our customers. Our group was formed in 2008 with only two dealerships, one located in Victoria and the other in Nanaimo. Each business within the GAIN Group is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and are operated by teams who were selected, trained and groomed to understand the automobiles and the clients of those particular brands. Since then, we have grown our portfolio to represent 15 different automotive brands, a classic automotive restoration centre, a motorsport circuit, a boutique hotel and a remote river lodge to complement and cater to the lifestyle of our clients.

For us, the customer journey goes well beyond your initial automotive purchase. From the Villa Eyrie Resort, located 30 minutes north of Victoria, to the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, our recreational properties were developed and designed to complement your ownership experience within our group. Finally, and by appointment only, we welcome you to visit Coachwerks Restoration, a place where automotive enthusiasts find Canada’s most respected classic car restoration and repair facility. Enjoy a tour and surround yourself with icons of the automotive past for an enjoyable “GAIN Group” exclusive tour.

We look forward to meeting you and we are here to assure you that your ownership experience remains our highest priority. Under the leadership of Kai Hensler, our Group General Manager for the Vancouver division, we will serve you well and we will ensure the high service levels you are accustomed to remain unchanged. We only wish to provide you with the many additional advantages that come with being a valued client within the GAIN Group of Companies.

We would like to thank Asgar Virji for the opportunity to acquire Lotus of Vancouver. We wish him and his team at Weissach Automotive Group all the best.

Welcome to GAIN and if we can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call on us.


Sylvester Chuang and Peter Trzewik


Why Lotus Cars & GAIN Group

2022 Lotus Emira parked at angle.

At our core, we strive to deliver unique and exceptional automotive and hospitality experiences. Our luxury properties such as the Villa Eyrie Resort, the Cowichan River Lodge, and the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit offer Lotus owners an experience like no other in Western Canada. The highly technical, 19 corner, Tilke-designed track is the perfect motorsports playground to challenge the handling excellence all Lotus cars have in common. Combine that with world-class hospitality experiences and the is one journey you want to be part of.


A New Beginning

Lotus Vancouver interior

Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure the essence of the Lotus brand remains intact. The renovations at Lotus of Vancouver are now complete and we look forward to showcasing the new changes to you during your next visit. This facility, located at the corner of West 3rd and Fir, will serve as the home of the brand in the coming months.

While we (attempt to) wait patiently for the arrival of the new Emira, our product specialists are actively sourcing exceptional Lotus preowned models from in North America and overseas to ensure an unmistakable Lotus presence remains in our showroom. We are excited to welcome you into our newly freshened up space that will emulate first, last and always ‘For the Drivers’.