Penske Automotive Expands Presence In Texas
Acquires Toyota and Hyundai Dealerships
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, has acquired the Frank Smith Toyota-Scion and Hyundai dealerships in Pharr, Texas. These dealerships operate in the Rio Grande Valley area and serve the greater metropolitan area of McAllen, Texas, representing a new market area for the company. The acquired dealerships complement the company's existing operations in Austin, Houston, and Round Rock, Texas, and are expected to generate approximately $200 million in annualized revenue.
The dealerships are located on an 18-acre site which includes a 28,000-square-foot, 38-service bay collision repair center and an 8,500-square-foot delivery/detail center allowing the company to operate the dealerships in a campus-style environment. All dealership facilities are compliant with the individual brands' current image program.
Penske Automotive Group President Rob Kurnick said, "We are thrilled to expand our affiliation with the Toyota and Hyundai brands. These new dealerships will allow us the opportunity to further scale operations within the company's existing Texas footprint and provide a growth opportunity in a new and dynamic market area."
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About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company, operating retail automotive dealerships, Hertz car rental franchises and commercial vehicle distribution. The company currently operates principally in the United States, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, employs approximately 17,000 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000. For additional information, visit the company's website at www.penskeautomotive.com.
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