Crown Automotive Group Acquires Kelly Subaru In Chattanooga

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The Crown Automotive Group, one of the top 100 privately-held dealership groups in the United States has recently added Kelly Subaru in Chattanooga to their group. The dealership will remain in its current location at 900 Riverfront Parkway in the trendy west side of Chattanooga.

“We are very excited to have the Kelly team join Crown. This is a group of customer-centric, passionate people that are as likeminded in supporting the community as we are."

The Crown Automotive Group has announced their acquisition of Kelly Subaru in Chattanooga. The Kelly Family has served the Chattanooga community for over 80 years.

This latest acquisition in the greater Chattanooga market extends Crown’s footprint since they currently operate Crown Chrysler on Chapman Road and Crown Chrysler on Lee Highway in Cleveland. Crown was approved by Subaru to operate as a single point in the greater Chattanooga area, as well as parts of Georgia and Alabama. Crown will operate with its current team including General Manager Steve Marlin and Fixed Operations Manager Desmond Hagan. They noted the only difference customers should experience during the transition will be signage changes to the Crown Subaru branding.

“We are very excited to have the Kelly team join Crown. This is a group of customer-centric, passionate people that are as likeminded in supporting the community as we are. Steve Marlin has been with Kelly as the General Manager for almost 9 years and has done a great job of leading this team,” says Jim Myers, President and Chief Operating Officer of Crown. “We’re excited to expand our presence in the Chattanooga area and continue the growth of this dealership as an important part of our award winning group.”

Tim Kelly, previous owner of Subaru Kelly, states that the dealership has been a very special chapter in his life, and he’s looking forward to becoming a customer at Crown Subaru.

This dealership is the third Crown has established in Tennessee and the 22nd addition to the group. For more information about the acquisition, visit Crowncars.com.

ABOUT CROWN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
For over 51 years, Crown Automotive Group has grown into one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the nation with operations in Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Every Crown Automotive dealership features an extensive selection of new, certified, and meticulously inspected pre-owned vehicles with financing options for every budget.

Customers can also expect superior service from a team of highly trained technicians at Crown's signature award-winning service facilities. Driven by four core values: Customer Focus, Teamwork, Integrity, and Growth, the group is committed to providing each customer with "The Better Way To Buy."

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