MAKING A PIT STOP WITH BMW LANGLEY’S KRYSTLE LA SOTA

Profiling the people who make the engines at each Langley Auto Collection retail centre run well, both figuratively and literally.

bmw langley Krystle La Sota

In our latest Pit Stop, we profile BMW Langley and MINI Langley’s Business Manager, Krystle La Sota.

Krystle has been with the Langley Auto Collection family for more than three years, since BMW opened its doors in 2011. A passionate executive, she began her automotive career at a young age, starting as a road agent with an insurance company before moving on to become a sales executive for Surrey Honda. She later joined the business side of the industry and has not looked back since.

What is your favourite part of working with the team? 
It is great to be a part of a group with so many different personalities that can bring to the table years of cumulative expertise. And, at the same time, working together in unison to create a great customer experience in a fun and always exciting working team environment.

Your favourite car? 
BMW 6 Series Convertible, Frozen Brilliant White Exterior with Sakhir Orange Merino Leather Interior. M series of course.

Most memorable moment at BMW?
For two years straight, BMW Langley held a Long Table Charity Event to support the Make A Wish Foundation. It was great to see all the support we had for this event, knowing the positive outcome impacted the lives of children in need.  

What are you looking forward to in terms of trends and upcoming new releases for BMW?
As the world moves toward greater solutions, it was wonderful to see BMW leading the pack by introducing innovative products like the i3 and i8 electric cars. I can't wait to see what innovations come next!

Best roads for a test drive?
Although I haven't had the opportunity to test drive through Langley city and its beautiful country side, I was lucky enough to test drive a convertible 650 on the coast of Malibu during my BMW Annual Finance Meeting. I fell in love!

Where do you like to go on your lunch breaks? (e.g. recommendations on restaurants in the area)
Luxe Chinese for Dim Sum, Cactus Club, and Langley Pho are a few of my favourites.

What advice would you give someone who hopes to enter the business side of luxury cars?
Work hard, stay organized, never give up your goals, and always remember you are a part of a team that will help you ensure your customers expectations are met with a seamlessly great buying experience. 

What car are you driving right now?
2014 435 Coupe, Mineral Grey Metallic with Coral Red Dakota Leather.

iPhone? Blackberry? Android?
Blackberry of course, the QWERTY pad is the best!  

The next time you drop by BMW Langley or MINI Langley, be sure to say “hi” to Krystle!

Langley Auto Collection, located at 6000 Collection Drive, is a collection of Audi, BMW, Infiniti, MINI, and Porsche retail centres 20 minutes east of Surrey on the Langley Bypass. Known as Canada’s only all-luxury automall, Jaguar and Land Rover are now under construction.