AutoCanada buys BMW and MINI stores in Quebec


AutoCanada called the two dealerships “very well-established premium dealerships” operating in a 120,000 square-foot, leased facility, which includes a 35-car showroom, a 35 bay service centre, and a 30-bay bodyshop.

The dealer group went on to say in a release that the 2013 sales totals for the two stores were 1,652 new vehicles and 713 used.
“BMW Canada’s approval represents a significant milestone for our company, adding two premium brands with unparalleled heritages,” said Pat Priestner, chair and CEO of AutoCanada.

The group is one of Canada’s largest, operating 34 franchised dealerships in seven provinces with over 1,600 employees.
AutoCanada currently sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Infiniti, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Audi, and VW-branded vehicles.

Priestner said that in 2013, AutoCanada stores sold about 36,000 vehicles and processed roughly 364,000 service and collision repair orders in its 381 service bays.

The expected closing date for the transaction is June 2.