AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FIAT of Austin has been named the number one Fiat dealer in North America .. Not only have they claimed the number one spot in 2012, they sold 20% more vehicles than any other Fiat dealer in the US.
Fiat of Austin opened its doors in March of 2011 and Fiat's iconic brand of sub compact with "personality took Austin by storm, selling over 450 Fiat 500's in 2011, and over 940 Fiat 500's in 2012. After earning the number spot for 2012, the general manager Lisa Copeland stated her team "...fully understands the Fiat philosophy and truly shared passion for the Fiat brand." She further stated that, "The Fiat 500 has been embraced enthusiastically by Austin drivers since the first day we opened."
In April of 2012 they set another record by selling 109 vehicles during that month. Not only was it the highest sales for any dealer that month, it was the highest monthly sales ever recorded for a Fiat Dealer in North America. They set yet another sales record by delivering more of the designer "Gucci" FIAT 500's and the halo FIAT 500 "Abarth" than any dealer in the Country.
In June of 2012 Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO, made a visit to Fiat of Austin to personally congratulate Lisa Copeland and her team for becoming the first Fiat studio in the country to sell more than 100 Fiat 500's in any given month. Marchionne said " I know the passion and personal involvement all of you feel every day in what you do. The team has a passion to succeed, and there's no question that Lisa helps inspire the enthusiasm they bring to representing FIAT."
There are currently 161 open FIAT studios in the U.S, and 16 of them are in Texas.
Fiat of Austin is a member of the Nyle Maxwell family of dealerships, and is located in The Domain shopping center
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Media Contact: Lisa Copeland FIAT of Austin, 512-228-3428, Lcopeland@nylemaxwell.com
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