Hendrick Automotive Group Opens New Hendrick Lexus Kansas City Facility
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Kendra Jacobs, Hendrick Automotive Group
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HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OPENS NEW HENDRICK LEXUS KANSAS CITY FACILITY
Completes Transition of all Kansas City Dealerships to Hendrick Name
MERRIAM, Kan., June 3, 2013 – Hendrick Automotive Group opened the new Hendrick Lexus Kansas City located at 6935 West Frontage Road in Merriam today. Formerly Superior Lexus, Hendrick Lexus Kansas City, and its sister store, Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North, formerly Superior Lexus North, are the final two Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships to transition to the Hendrick name in the Kansas City market.
“We are so proud of this new facility, with its modern two-story showroom, and what it offers our Kansas City customers,” said Rick Hendrick, Chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group and Owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I’ve always enjoyed the Kansas City area. Hendrick Automotive Group opened its first dealership here in 1992, and Hendrick Motorsports won the first NASCAR race here in 2001. The city has always been very good to us. We’re committed to the people here and are optimistic about the future.”
Hendrick Lexus Kansas City will offer more than 400 new and pre-owned cars on site, plus access to the entire Hendrickcars.com inventory of more than 6,000 pre-owned vehicles. The 68,500-square-foot dealership has 38 service bays on its more than eight-acre lot. The state-of-the-art dealership is the newest facility for Hendrick Automotive Group, which currently operates 87 dealerships and 121 franchises across 12 states.
General Manager Phil Humbert will continue to oversee Hendrick Lexus Kansas City. Humbert has been with Hendrick Automotive Group since 1999 and was promoted to general manager of Hendrick Lexus Kansas City in 2000.
“Our new Lexus facility has more than doubled the capacity of vehicle selection and service bays than our previous location,” said Humbert. “The new store has a welcoming, larger waiting area and more than 65 current-model loaner vehicles to exceed customers’ expectations. The location, next to our Toyota dealership on I-35 and 67th Street, is convenient, as well.”
Hendrick Automotive Group entered the Kansas City market in 1992 and currently operates eight dealerships there: Hendrick Acura Overland Park, Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission, Hendrick Nissan Kansas City, Hendrick Toyota Scion Merriam, Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac, Hendrick Volvo of Kansas City, Hendrick Lexus Kansas City and Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North. In 2012, these eight dealerships sold more than 11,000 new and pre-owned vehicles with combined sales revenue of more than $500 million.
Hendrick also operates three collision centers in the area: Hendrick Collision Center, a stand-alone facility, as well as Hendrick Collision Center at Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North, and another at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission. More than 140,000 vehicles were serviced by Hendrick Automotive Group technicians.
More than 750 people are employed by Hendrick Automotive Group in the Kansas City area. Currently, 29 positions are available in the eight Kansas City dealerships and are listed at www.hendrickcareers.com.
For more information on the new Hendrick Lexus Kansas City facility, please visit www.hendricklexuskansascity.com, follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook.
About Hendrick Automotive Group
Encompassing 87 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company employs more than 8,500 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 13 states. For more information, please visit www.HendrickAuto.com.
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Hendrick Automotive Group Opens Buick GMC Dealership in Duluth
DULUTH, Ga., May 14, 2013 – Hendrick Automotive Group opened a Buick GMC dealership today in Duluth, Ga. Formerly Lou Sobh Buick & GMC, the new Rick Hendrick Buick GMC, located at 2473 Pleasant Hill Road, is Hendrick Automotive Group’s fifth dealership in the Atlanta area.
“Buick and GMC are two exceptional General Motors brands that we’re happy to offer in Duluth,” said Ryan Regnier, Market Area Vice President of Hendrick Automotive Group. “Our Chevrolet and Honda stores in the area are two of our most successful in the country. Duluth is a great city, and we’ve enjoyed serving our customers there. We’re looking forward to growing in the community.”
Rick Hendrick Buick GMC will offer more than 200 new and pre-owned cars on site, plus access to the entire Hendrickcars.com inventory of more than 6,000 pre-owned vehicles. The 25,000-square-foot dealership has 24 service bays on its 10-acre lot.
The dealership also offers courtesy vehicles, free Wi-Fi and a children’s play area. A shuttle service throughout the Duluth area will soon be added, and renovations to update and modernize the service area will begin this summer.
Executive General Manager Jeff Wessels, who has been with Hendrick Automotive Group in various roles since 2010, will oversee the Buick GMC store. Wessels is also the general manager of Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth.
“We’re very pleased to add Buick and GMC to our General Motors lineup in Duluth,” Wessels said. “We’ve seen Chevrolet’s popularity increase significantly in recent years, and the same can be said for Buick and GMC. Both the Enclave and Terrain are great vehicles, and the new GMC Sierra that’s coming has gotten a lot of attention. It’s exciting that we can now offer these products to our Duluth customers.”
Rick Hendrick Buick GMC is the second store Hendrick Automotive Group has opened in the Atlanta market this year, joining Mall of Georgia Mazda which opened in February. With combined sales revenue of more than $440 million in 2012, Gwinnett Place Honda, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth, and Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Buford sold more than 12,000 vehicles and serviced nearly 90,000. More than 650 people are employed by Hendrick Automotive Group’s five dealerships in the area.
Rick Hendrick Buick GMC is open seven days a week and will employ 40 people. Employment opportunities, in both sales and service, will be listed on HendrickCareers.com.
For more information on Rick Hendrick Buick GMC, please visit www.rickhendrickbuickgmcatlanta.com.
Hendrick Automotive Group opens Fiat's first dealership in Charleston
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HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OPENS
FIAT’S FIRST DEALERSHIP IN CHARLESTON
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 5, 2013 – Hendrick Automotive Group has opened a new FIAT dealership in Charleston, S.C. Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston, located at 8355 Rivers Avenue, is the first FIAT store to open in the Charleston market. The dealership will offer will offer more than 100 FIAT’s on its 2.5-acre lot, representing the largest FIAT inventory in the state of South Carolina.
“We’re excited to expand our vehicle offerings in Charleston,” said Tom Blocker, executive vice president at Hendrick Automotive Group. “FIAT is a unique vehicle and has proven to be very popular with our customers. We’ve seen the demand for small, fuel-efficient cars increase, and FIAT is meeting that demand.”
Jeremy Jimenez will serve as the general manager for the new dealership. Jimenez began his career with Hendrick Automotive Group as a sales manager at Charleston’s Rick Hendrick Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram in 2008. He was promoted to general manager of the store in 2011 and will continue that role in addition to his new duties at Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston.
“FIAT is an automotive brand like no other. They refer to their dealerships as their studios,” said Jimenez. “Our team is passionate about the brand, and I’m excited for the Charleston market to experience this exciting product that offers style, technology and fuel efficiency, all in one.”
In the United States, FIAT offers three trim-lines of the 500 model and plans to begin sales of the 500L, the brand’s first four-door model, in June. FIAT service will be available at the adjacent Rick Hendrick Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram dealership.
Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston is Hendrick Automotive Group’s 12th dealership and 14th automotive brand in the Charleston market. More than 900 people are employed by Hendrick Automotive Group in Charleston where more than 18,000 vehicles were sold by Hendrick-operated stores in 2012. Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston is the company’s 87th dealership in the country.
Information on Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston job opportunities will be available at www.HendrickCareers.com. For more information on the dealership and FIAT, visit www.fiatusaofnorthcharleston.com.
About Hendrick Automotive Group
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Hendrick Automotive Group operates collision centers, accessories distributor installers and more than 100 retail franchises across 13 states. One of the largest automotive retail organizations in country, the company employs more than 8,000 people from the Carolinas to California.
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HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OPENS MAZDA DEALERSHIP IN BUFORD
BUFORD, Ga., Feb. 1, 2013 – Hendrick Automotive Group has opened a Mazda dealership today in Buford, Ga. Formerly Ivory Mazda, the new Mall of Georgia Mazda, located at 3546 Highway 20, is now under Hendrick Automotive Group management.
“We always look for new opportunities to offer our customers, and partnering with Mazda does exactly that,” said Tom Blocker, Executive Vice President of Hendrick Automotive Group. “Mazda continues to develop a strong line of vehicles, and the brand’s new and innovative approach to reaching customers, from the showroom design to marketing efforts, is fresh and exciting.”
Mazda is the 29th nameplate offered by the Charlotte, N.C., dealership group. Mall of Georgia Mazda will join Gwinnett Place Honda, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth, and Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Buford as Hendrick Automotive Group’s fourth store in the state of Georgia.
Market Area Vice President Ryan Regnier, who has been with Hendrick Automotive Group in various roles since 1996, will oversee the Mazda store. Regnier is also the Executive General Manager of Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth and Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Buford.
“We are thrilled to expand our presence in the Buford market with the addition of Mall of Georgia Mazda,” said Regnier. “The newly redesigned Mazda 6 sedan and CX-5 crossover are just two examples of the innovative products Mazda continues to bring to the market. We are looking forward to showing customers all that Mazda has to offer.”
Dan Dehass will serve as general manager of Mall of Georgia Mazda. Dehass joined Hendrick Automotive Group in 2003 as inventory manager at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, N.C. In 2008, he moved to Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth as inventory manager. Most recently he worked as the general sales manager at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Buford.
Mall of Georgia Mazda will feature 500 new and pre-owned cars on site, plus access to the entire Hendrickcars.com inventory of more than 5,000 pre-owned vehicles. The 16,550-square-foot dealership has 12 service bays on its six-acre lot.
Mall of Georgia Mazda is an exclusive Mazda Retail Revolution facility, which features a salesman-free cyber café area and a high-tech design. A Retail Revolution “drive center” allows for 20-30 minute test drives on a course developed by the dealership itself. The Retail Revolution was developed to create an environment for customers that is uniquely Mazda and puts a different spin on the sales and service experience.
The dealership also offers courtesy vehicles, free Wi-Fi, a children’s play area and shuttle service to the Mall of Georgia and its surrounding areas.
Mall of Georgia Mazda is open Monday through Saturday and will employ more than 40 people. For information on employment opportunities, please visit HendrickCareers.com.
For more information on Mall of Georgia Mazda, please visit www.mallofgamazda.com.