Kia, Hyundai, Chevy, Stellantis and Ford dealerships acquired in New York, Wisconsin

Town Automobile Group enters new condition

Expanding Metropolis Automobile Team entered a new condition and additional a new manufacturer to its portfolio with an April acquisition.

Town Vehicle, run by companions Anthony Scala and Shawn Kohli, purchased Schlossmann Dodge Town Chrysler-Jeep-Ram-Fiat in Brookfield, Wis., from brothers Mike Schlossmann and Brad Schlossmann on April 11, according to Scala.

The dealership was renamed City Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat of Brookfield. Brookfield is west of Milwaukee.

“A person of my superior buddies has a Chrysler retailer in Chicago, and he raves about the manufacturer,” Scala explained to Automotive News. “And then naturally executing business in Wisconsin, or Indiana, as we have a store in Indiana, [the] cost of carrying out business enterprise is a fraction of that rather of Illinois. We usually required to get into that Milwaukee market place. We observed this as a fantastic opportunity.”

The Stellantis dealership acquisition follows Town Auto’s September obtain of a Chevrolet dealership in suburban Chicago.

The Brookfield dealership is the fifth retail store for the group. City Car, based mostly in Chicago, also owns two Volkswagen dealerships in Illinois and a person Volkswagen retailer in northwest Indiana.

Rosen Automotive expands in Wisconsin

Supplier Jeff Rosen of Rosen Automotive Team in Milwaukee has included a new-motor vehicle dealership — to grow to five, all in Wisconsin — with the order of the former Francois Ford in Belleville.

The transaction shut April 4. The dealership was renamed Rosen Ford Belleville. Belleville is south of Madison.

The Francois loved ones launched its primary business in 1939 as a gas station, which also bought and serviced Circumstance tractors, selling dealer Rick Francois said in a cell phone job interview.

A new-car or truck franchise for Nash arrived later on. At the time, the Nash Rambler was constructed in Kenosha, Wis., Francois reported. The spouse and children dropped Nash in favor of a Ford franchise in 1955, nonetheless at the fuel station site, he explained.

In 2016, the Ford dealership moved to a new facility in Belleville. Francois stated that he and his brother, Ed Francois, have been 50-50 co-owners. Rick was dealer principal and president, and Ed was vice president, Rick Francois reported.

The brothers intend to stay lively in their other businesses, including two Byrider buy-here, spend-here shops. But they made a decision to slash some of their commitments and sell the Ford dealership, he said. More than time, they also sold “all but a few” out of 17 gasoline stations and benefit retailers they owned, Rick Francois reported.

“It is not just about anything to do with the industry or with Ford. We anticipate terrific factors from Ford. I believe it’s the finest product lineup they’ve at any time experienced, and I’ve observed a great deal in excess of the yrs,” explained Rick Francois. “Our workforce are worthy of younger, energetic management.”

Throughout the state, it really is also a seller’s marketplace for dealerships. “It is absolute craziness out there proper now,” reported Andy Gill of Gill Automotive Group, a promote-aspect company in St. Augustine, Fla., who represented the sellers in the transaction.

Gill Automotive also suggested Rosen in his March 2021 order of the previous Hyundai Greenfield dealership in Wisconsin, which Rosen Automotive renamed Rosen Hyundai Greenfield.

Andy Gill claimed: “When dealerships pop up, except they are priced out of the universe, boom, they’re absent.”