Allen Turner Automotive provides Hyundai-Genesis location in Alabama

Allen Turner Automotive Group on Nov. 10 acquired its second Hyundai-Genesis dealership, increasing its operations past Florida to Alabama.

The group bought Hyundai-Genesis of Auburn from Bob Buntin.

Allen Turner, proprietor of his namesake auto group, instructed Automotive Information extra workers shall be employed, and a constructing rework is deliberate. Turner mentioned the group is bearing in mind Hyundai Motor Co.’s plan to differentiate the Hyundai and Genesis marques from one another.

“With the development dilemma that is happening within the nation, it is laborious to say when something’s going to be completed, however we actually wish to be taking a look at all choices within the close to future,” Turner mentioned.

Allen Turner Automotive additionally has dealerships within the Pensacola, Fla. space, together with a Hyundai-Genesis retailer and a used-vehicle dealership with a service division. It additionally has a Chevrolet dealership in Crestview, Fla.

Crew Automotive grows in North Carolina

Crew Automotive Group, of Salisbury, N.C., final month purchased its first Stellantis dealership to hitch 5 GM dealerships in its portfolio.

The group on Dec. 13 bought John Greene Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Morganton, N.C., from John Greene, mentioned Kristin Dillard, president of Crew Automotive Group.

The shop was renamed Crew Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Morganton.

“With 5 Chevrolet shops operating effectively, we had been thrilled to satisfy our aim of including the Stellantis manufacturers to our portfolio,” Dillard mentioned in an electronic mail to Automotive Information.

Dillard mentioned Morganton is a “growth-minded neighborhood with a stable financial base” and is amongst her group’s most western places, all of that are in North Carolina. Certainly one of her shops additionally sells Buick and GMC automobiles.

Dillard, who was a part of Automotive Information‘ 40 Underneath 40 class in 2017, mentioned she hopes so as to add at the least two extra dealerships this yr.

Truist’s vendor companies group represented Greene within the transaction, Dillard mentioned.

Mackey Auto expands

Rising Mackey Auto Group acquired its fourth dealership with the acquisition of Whalen Chevrolet in Greenwich, N.Y., final month.

Mackey Auto, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., purchased the dealership from retiring brothers George Whalen and Tim Whalen on Dec. 15, mentioned Chris Mackey, the group’s managing member.

The dealership was renamed MAG Chevrolet of Greenwich. Greenwich is north of Albany, close to the Vermont border.

“We’re specializing in these smaller shops in smaller markets that do not have lots of competitors,” Mackey instructed Automotive Information. “We’re actually specializing in the business-to-business buyer. We have got a powerful concentrate on serving to the industrial prospects effectively buy and effectively service automobiles.”

Mackey, who beforehand was vice chairman at New Nation Motor Automotive Group earlier than retiring, fashioned Mackey Auto along with his son, Christopher, in 2019. The group began when it purchased a Ford and a Subaru dealership, each in Saratoga Springs, from New Nation Motor that yr. In 2020, Mackey Auto purchased a Chevrolet retailer in Middlebury, Vt.

Jeff Carrington, who Mackey mentioned joined the group in February 2021 as vice chairman, has a minority possession stake in MAG Chevrolet of Greenwich. Carrington, beforehand normal supervisor at New Nation Toyota of Westport in Connecticut, will deal with the Greenwich dealership’s day-to-day operations.

DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group firm, dealt with the transaction, based on its web site.