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Hendrick Automotive Group has acquired Neuwirth Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT in Wilmington, North Carolina, from Neuwirth Motors owner John Gillilan. Located at 219 South College Road, across the street from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, the re-branded dealership has re-opened as Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT Wilmington.

Including an offsite facility (6405 Market St.) for retailing pre-owned vehicles, the dealership is comprised of four buildings with more than 41,000 square feet of overall facility space on nearly 8.5 acres. The location hosts 28 vehicle service bays and offers numerous customer amenities like free Wi-Fi, a snack bar and refreshments.

Led by Alan Thomas, who remains general manager reporting to Hendrick Automotive Group vice president Chris Little, the dealership currently employs 130 people among its five FIAT Chrysler Automobile (FCA) franchises. Hendrick Automotive Group now has more than 600 employees in the Wilmington area.

“This dealership is special because of its people,” said Rick Hendrick, chairman and CEO of Hendrick Automotive Group. “John and Alan have built a culture of service and communication throughout their entire team, which is why this is such a perfect fit for our company. Long-standing customers can rest assured that we will continue the focus on service and our shared values of servant leadership, working together and supporting the community. Wilmington is not only a popular vacation destination and terrific area to live, it’s an incredible place for our people to work and give back. We are proud to grow our team here.”

The purchase of Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT Wilmington now brings Hendrick Automotive Group’s Wilmington operations to nine franchises and five dealership locations, which include Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, Hendrick Toyota Wilmington, Stevenson-Hendrick Honda Wilmington and Stevenson-Hendrick Mazda Wilmington. In North Carolina, the company now operates 60 overall franchises and 41 total dealerships.

“We are excited to join our new teammates at Hendrick Automotive Group,” Thomas said. “Our customers can expect the same high level of service they have always experienced and an expanded network of vehicle choices. We now have access to an incredible amount of new resources, and it’s reassuring to know that we’re joining a company that shares our passion for serving customers, employees and the local community.”

At Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT Wilmington, the all-new, award-winning RAM 1500 truck and 2020 North American Truck of the Year Jeep Gladiator Rubicon are among the 300 new and 150 pre-owned vehicles onsite and available for retail. In addition, customers can shop the nearly 30,000 high-quality new, pre-owned and certified cars, trucks and SUVs offered at HendrickCars.com.

Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT Wilmington is open Monday through Saturday for sales, service and parts. For information on employment opportunities, please visit HendrickCareers.com.

For more information about Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT Wilmington, please visit HendrickJeepWilmington.com.
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