October 7, 2002

Hyundai breaks ground in Vancouver, opens new dealership in Ottawa

Hyundai Auto Canada announced Friday that Jim Pattison Hyundai Northshore has broken ground for a new dealership at the Northshore Auto Mall in North Vancouver, B.C.

The dealership first opened last spring at another location on Marine Drive in North Vancouver, and will move to its new home at the entrance of the new Northshore Auto Mall this December.

The new Hyundai Dealership will be over 11,000 square feet in size. All areas of the dealership will be much larger with the showroom doubling from its current dimensions.

Steve Kelleher, President and CEO states, “Hyundai is very excited about Jim Pattison Hyundai Northshore’s new dealership in the Northshore Auto Mall. With all areas of the dealership increasing in size, every operation from sales to service will be able to better service the needs of the consumer and increase customer satisfaction to the highest possible level. The Northshore Auto Mall also presents one of the most desirable locations for dealerships in Canada. This is a good indicator of how strong the Hyundai franchise has become in Canada, as we will be represented in this prestigious auto mall ahead of some of our main competitors”.

Hyundai Canada also welcomed its newest dealer, West Ottawa Hyundai, located at 164 Robertson Road in Ottawa. Dealer Principal of West Ottawa Hyundai is Mr. Michael Davies, who has spent his 22-year career in the automotive industry working his way through all departments of a dealer operation, culminating in his becoming an owner/operator. The dealership posted sales of more than 100 units during its first full month of operations.

Steve Kelleher said, “The opening of West Ottawa Hyundai by Mr. Michael Davies is very positive for all parties involved. Mr. Davies is a well known and respected businessman in the Ottawa area and we know that he will ensure that West Ottawa Hyundai is a very successful venture”.

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