FAR HILLS, N.J., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Maoli, DEO/Dealer Principal of the Celebrity Motor Car Company, has announced the acquisition of Maserati of Bergen County to his Celebrity Motor Car dealership group. The addition of the Route 17, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey dealership gives Maoli his second Maserati dealership in the state. The new franchise joins the growing number of Celebrity dealerships that include BMW of Springfield, Lexus of Route 10, as well as Alfa Romeo of Morris County and Maserati of Morris County
Maoli says, "I love the Maserati brand. It's an exciting time for Celebrity Motor Cars. Soon, the people of Bergen County NJ will see our stars on our cars all over the county."
The move expands Celebrity Motor Cars' reputation for offering the some of the world's finest luxury brands and the best service in the industry. "I'm thrilled I can now offer the residents of Bergen County the kind of automotive experience Celebrity Motors has become known for. Winter is a great time to establish ourselves in Bergen County with the new Maserati Levante SUV rolling out faster than the company can deliver them to our store."
According to Autoevolution.com, "The Italian luxury car company was opened in the town of Bologna, Italy on December 1, 1914, and shortly after it began building different racing cars. In 1958, the company turned their attention toward street cars. The first model from this new range was the Maserati 3500 coupe which had an aluminum body and used the same chassis as the Maserati 5000. During the 60s, a few new models came out: the Vignale in 1962, the Mistral Coupe in 1963, the Spider in 1964 and the Ghibli coupe in 1967."
In addition to the Ghibli and Quattroporte, Maserati offers the Maserati GranTurismo, the GranTurismo Convertible, and the Levante, Maserati's first entry into the SUV category. According to the Wall Street Journal, Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has promised to more than double sales of Maseratis to 75,000 by 2018, chiefly on sales of the Levante.
"Italy is recognized as being a worldwide trendsetter and leader in design including fashion, interior design, architecture and food. How great is it to be able to sell Italian cars when you're Italian," says Maoli.
After a career in a number of industries, Maoli's first foray in the automotive retailing came in 2011 when he purchased Lexus of Route 10 from what was formally the Warnock Auto Group. He turned a failing Warnock group into an industry success. Building on that achievement, in 2014, Maserati of Morris County was established. This continued the company's thriving expansion and support of luxury brands. Maoli then purchased the former JMK BMW, SAAB and Fiat in 2015, applying the same business principals to his new BMW of Springfield on Route 22 in Springfield New Jersey. In July 2017, he purchased Alfa Romeo of Morris County.
Maoli teases about the future of his growing automotive empire. "It's all about stars on cars. Stay tuned, and mark my words, you can bet there will be more luxury brands to become part of Celebrity Motor Company in the near future."
Contact: Larry M. Weiner, APR, Fellow PRSA
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SOURCE Tom Maoli