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smart center San Juan to Service Island Territory
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Feb 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG), announces the appointment of its first dealer in Puerto Rico. The new dealer will be named smart center San Juan and will be part of the Triangle Automotive Group, the largest automotive retailer in Puerto Rico.
"I am pleased to extend the reach of the smart brand into Puerto Rico," said Jill Lajdziak, President, smart USA. "The smart fortwo will provide the residents of Puerto Rico with a great transportation option that is affordable, offers great fuel efficiency, is perfect for congested island areas and is simply fun to drive."
smart center San Juan, is located at Avenida 65th de Infanteria Km 5.9, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00929 and is part of the Penske Automotive Group. The dealership will provide complete sales and service needs for customers. Consumers may contact the dealership by visiting www.smartcentersanjuan.com or calling 787-757-3000.
"We are thrilled with the opportunity to offer the smart brand to customers in Puerto Rico," said Charles G. Vaillant, Dealer Principal. "We have already received numerous inquiries from customers about the car, and we are ready to start delivering vehicles."
The smart center San Juan showroom will be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The smart service center hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
smart center San Juan is one of 78 smart dealerships located in 36 states and Puerto Rico.
ABOUT the smart fortwo and smart USA
smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. The smart fortwo is a brand of and is manufactured by Daimler AG. This technologically advanced vehicle achieves 41 mpg on the highway and is an ultra-low emissions vehicle, as certified by the State of California Air Resources Board. The vehicle is 8.8 feet long, 5.1 feet tall and 5.1 feet wide and comes equipped with many functional and safety features found in most luxury models. smart is currently sold in 40 other countries, and more than one million smart fortwos have been sold since 1998. The smart fortwo is available in five trim levels ranging in price from $11,990* to $20,990*.
* Excludes tax, title, registration, destination charge, options and other dealer fees.
ABOUT PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, operates 312 retail automotive franchises, representing 40 different brands and 25 collision repair centers. Penske Automotive, which sells new and previously owned vehicles, finance and insurance products and replacement parts, and offers maintenance and repair services on all brands it represents, has 164 franchises in 17 states and Puerto Rico and 148 franchises located outside the United States, primarily in the United Kingdom.
Penske Automotive, through its wholly-owned subsidiary smart USA Distributor LLC, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo vehicle and related parts in the United States. smart USA supports over 75 smart retail centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Penske Automotive is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 1000 and has approximately 14,000 employees. smart and fortwo are registered trademarks of Daimler AG.
SOURCE: smart USA Distributor LLC
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