Local Dealership Adds Brands to Lineup
As the auto industry is looking to better its image and scale back the number of Chrysler and General Motors dealerships nationwide, one dealer says he's actually gaining from other's losses.
According to Chrysler's planned cuts, Gainesville's Palm Chrysler dealership will lose its affiliation with the corporation that bears its name.
Duval Motors will lose its Jeep brand, but Gainesville Dodge will add Chrysler and Jeep to its lineup.
It's an addition the general manager of Gainesville Dodge is happy to welcome.
Thousands of jobs are expected to be lost from the closings of hundreds of Chrysler dealerships, but this chain will add jobs, bringing a boost to an already sluggish job market.
Gainesville Dodge's sister dealership, Rallye Dodge, may not be so lucky. They may lose their affiliation while the Gainesville location will add brands.
Gainesville Dodge could start selling Chrysler and Jeep vehicles before June 9, the day the Chrysler corporation will close more than 780 dealerships.
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