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Jaguar Land Rover Darien Grand Opening

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On July 1, 2016, after almost 30 years at their location in Darien, CT, Land Rover Darien moved to a brand new, 36,600 sq. ft. facility and, for the first time, added the Jaguar brand to become the first Jaguar Land Rover retailer in the U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Darien, located off exit 11 on I95 (North and South) at 1335 Post Rd, Darien, CT, combines two storied and growing brands – Jaguar and Land Rover. The dealership first opened on July 1 but recently celebrated their Grand Opening Event on September 15.
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Guests entered the Jaguar Land Rover Darien Grand Opening Event by red carpet and had a chance to mingle in the new facility that features a ten-car showroom (each brand having their own showroom), a 25 bay service/detail workshop, and a drive through reception area that offers in-lane service diagnostics. Also featured, is a boutique that showcases the latest accessories, wheels and brand merchandise. During the event, several vehicles were on display including the Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar XE, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Land Rover Defender, and even the Jaguar XK180 concept car!

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Jaguar Land Rover Darien is the first Jaguar Land Rover dealership to open in the U.S. under the new British luxury car maker’s global ARCH design standards. The ARCH design showcases a modern gray rectangular façade, clean simple lines, and elements of glass, walnut and sophisticated lighting. Visitors to Jaguar Land Rover Darien will enjoy a plush lounge filled with snacks and coffee, and peace of mind knowing there is ample parking and a fully certified team in their state-of-the-art service center.

“Our new facility offers customers a distinct and modern environment and focuses on delivering an experience that is representative of each brand,” said Roger S.
Penske, Chairman Penske Automotive Group. “We thank Joe Eberhardt and the entire team at Jaguar Land Rover North America for working hand in hand with us to create a first class dealership.”

Jaguar Land Rover Darien is excited to be the premier provider of luxury vehicles for Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton, and Weston, and will continue to expand with the new facility.

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Connect with Jaguar Darien:
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100 Best Dealerships to Work For 2016

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Automotive News has announced their 100 Best Dealerships To Work For 2016, recognizing thirteen Penske Automotive Group dealers. To be selected, dealerships distinguished themselves as leaders in three categories: workplace satisfaction, talent retention and excellent care of their employees..

Congratulations to the thirteen Penske Automotive Group dealers recognized as Automotive News’s 100 Best Dealerships to Work For:

Acura of Fayetteville
Audi Mentor
Central Florida Toyota
Crevier BMW
Crevier MINI
Honda of Fayetteville
Honda of Mentor
Landers Ford
Palm Beach Toyota
Porsche of Beachwood
Royal Palm Nissan
Royal Palm Toyota
Spring Branch Honda

General Manager, Raymond Carrigan, of Spring Branch Honda was ecstatic when he heard the news, saying, “There is something inherently great about having happy employees. Watching our employees go out of their way to exceed the expectations of our customers pulls it all together into a full circle. Thank you to the employees of Spring Branch Honda for yet again voicing their opinions about how great it is to work for Spring Branch Honda and Penske. The reality is, it’s the employees that makes it so GREAT! “

Several of Penske Automotive Group’s dealerships making the list are repeats from last year’s top 100, including: Landers Ford, Palm Beach Toyota, Porsche of Beachwood, Royal Palm Nissan, and Spring Branch Honda. It is Penske Automotive Group’s mission to develop a great company culture at all their dealerships with an emphasis on teamwork and excellent customer service.


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Fairfield’s Virtual Bike Event Supports Paralyzed Veterans of America

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Penske Automotive Group is a proud supporter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Last month, our Fairfield, CT locations put the pedal to the metal for the organization with a virtual bike tour to help support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission:ABLE campaign!

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Employees of Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, Audi Fairfield and Porsche of Fairfield took turns riding stationary bikes while service customers came out to cheer them on and donate toward the cause. The three stores raised over $5,000 in donations and biked over 1,400 miles during the week-long event. Talk about going the extra mile for a good cause!

April is PVA Awareness Month, and we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to partner with this great organization to bring our veterans the care, support, and honor they deserve.

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Last year Penske Automotive Group dealerships raised $913,000 in support of PVA, and we are hoping to exceed that total this year! In support of the campaign throughout 2016, Penske Automotive Group is matching each donation – up to $500,000. Donations can be made at any Penske Automotive Group dealership! Click here to find a dealership closest to you.

Find more photos and info about the Fairfield Bike Tour event at the dealership’s Facebook and Twitter pages:

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Porsche of Fairfield Twitter
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Audi Fairfield Facebook
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Penske Automotive Acquires Four Franchises

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PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE ACQUIRES FOUR FRANCHISES

WITH APPROXIMATELY $175 MILLION IN ANNUALIZED REVENUE

Acquires Audi, Porsche, Jaguar and Land Rover in New Jersey

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, November 17, 2015 – Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG), an international transportation services company, announced today that it has acquired Audi Eatontown, Porsche Monmouth, Jaguar Monmouth and Land Rover Monmouth located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. These franchises were acquired from the Schneider Nelson Auto Group and are expected to sell approximately 2,400 new and used vehicles annually, while generating revenue of approximately $175 million on an annualized basis.

Commenting on the acquisition, Penske Automotive Group Chairman Roger S. Penske said, “We are pleased to welcome these four new dealerships to the Penske family. The strong reputation and commitment to serving the customers of the New Jersey/Greater New York area for decades complement the company’s existing footprint in the northeastern United States, while enhancing our premium/luxury brand mix.”

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements 

Statements in this press release may involve forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding Penske Automotive Group, Inc.’s future sales and earnings potential. Actual results may vary materially because of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: economic conditions generally, conditions in the credit markets and changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, adverse conditions affecting a particular manufacturer, including the adverse impact to the vehicle and parts supply chain due to natural disasters, recall or other disruptions that interrupt the supply of vehicles or parts to us, changes in consumer credit availability, the outcome of legal and administrative matters, and other factors over which management has limited control. These forward-looking statements should be evaluated together with additional information about Penske Automotive’s business, markets, conditions and other uncertainties, which could affect Penske Automotive’s future performance. These risks and uncertainties are addressed in Penske Automotive’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). This press release speaks only as of its date, and Penske Automotive disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

About Penske Automotive

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE:PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.penskeautomotive.com.

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Inquiries should contact:

J.D. Carlson

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

248-648-2810

jcarlson@penskeautomotive.com

 

Anthony R. Pordon

Executive Vice President Investor Relations

and Corporate Development

Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

248-648-2540

tpordon@penskeautomotive.com

 

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Penske Automotive Acquires Land Rover Dealership

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Penske Automotive Group, Inc. announced today the acquisition of a Land Rover dealership in Darien, Connecticut. The company estimates the dealership will generate approximately $50 million of revenue annually.

Penske Automotive Group President Robert H. Kurnick, Jr., said, “We are pleased to add the Land Rover brand to our existing automotive dealership operations in Connecticut. For almost 30 years, this dealership has been serving customers in Darien, Greenwich, Westport and Stamford with a dedication to customer service. This brand complements our existing presence with Audi, BMW, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche in the Connecticut market and connects our business from Fairfield, through Darien and into Greenwich, allowing us to continue scaling our operations.”

[Source: PenskeAutomotive.com]

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