– Company Distributing Chinese Automaker Zotye Automobile in the U.S.
– Plans Dealer Network of 325 Dealers
– Zotye USA Focused on Top 100 Markets
SAN FRANCISCO — January 26, 2019 – The first 19 dealers have been selected by Zotye USA in cities across the U.S. it was announced today by Duke Hale, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zotye USA and HAAH Automotive Holdings. Hale made the announcement at the 2019 National Automobile Dealers Association Show in San Francisco.
“These dealers are but the first of some 325 women and men in the U.S. who will be representing our new auto brand Zotye,” said Hale. “They are known not just for excellent customer satisfaction, but also their willingness to try new approaches and work with these new ideas. Zotye USA will be a disruptor on both the consumer and the dealer sides so a willingness to think differently about the vehicle business was a critical factor in their selection. We’ll have more to say about the specifics of our commitment to customers and dealers in the months to come,” he added.
Initial Dealers are:
Berwyn, PA (Philadelphia) – Irv Stein, Jack Stein, Ben Stein & Noah Sullum
Doylestown, PA (Philadelphia) – Irv, Jack, ben Stein & Noah Sullum
Indianapolis, IN South – Jeff Stoops
Muncie, IN – Randy Stoops
Wichita, KS – Roger Scholfield
Wilmington, NC – Mary Margret Latham
Oklahoma City North– Larry Battison
Oklahoma City South – Larry Battison
Howard County, MD, Baltimore City, Washington D.C. – George Doetsch
Elkton, Cecil County, MD – George Doetsch
Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Dundalk, MD – George Doetsch
San Diego South – Ron Fornaca
Sarasota/Venice, FL – Sam Brnovich/BWI Auto Ventures
Port Charlotte/Fort Meyers – Sam Brnovich/BWI Auto Ventures
Las Vegas North – Sam Brnovich/BWI Auto Ventures
Las Vegas South – Sam Brnovich/BWI Auto Ventures
Los Angeles/Chino Hills, CA – Sam Brnovich/BWI Auto Ventures
Bakersfield, CA – Sam Brnovich/BWI Auto Ventures
Richmond, VA South – George Whitlow
Zotye USA was announced on November 13, 2018 and since then its executives have been meeting with dealer prospects in a number of cities. Those meetings will continue throughout 2019. Development work on the first product to be sold in the United States is continuing.
The company is a division of HAAH Automotive Holdings, headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif. Zotye USA is responsible for sales and distribution of products produced by a leading Chinese automaker, Zotye Automobile International, which is headquartered in Yongkang, Zhejiang, China
“We expect to be in the top 100 markets in America and have our dealer network fully in place by the time we start selling vehicles in the last quarter of 2020,” said Bob Pradzinski, Senior Vice President of Sales for Zotye. “Zotye USA is a firm believer in the franchised new car dealer system and it’s a pleasure to make this announcement at the NADA Show, the leading new car dealer event in the U.S.,” noted Pradzinski.
“I’m happy to note there are a lot of great opportunities left in both large and midsize markets,” said Pradzinski, adding “I hope any interested dealer will get in touch, but they need to do so quickly.”
The first step for anyone interested in a Zotye USA new car franchise is to complete a non-disclosure agreement and initial application which will quickly result in a contact from a member of the Zotye team. The agreement and application are available at: Dealer.Development@haahauto.com
All dealers signed as of this date have completed letters of agreement with Zotye USA.
About Zotye USA
Zotye USA handles all sales, distribution, parts and service for Zotye Automobile Company vehicles in the United States. The vehicles will initially be imported from China where they are currently designed, engineered and produced by one of the country’s leading automakers, Zotye Automobile Company.
About Zotye Automobile Company
Zotye was formed in China in 1998 and today is a holding company for some 30 different firms with more than 30,000 employees. Its headquarters is in Yongkang, Zhejiang, China. The company has major manufacturing and operations facilities in nine Chinese cities and research, engineering and design operations in four countries.
About HAAH Automotive Holdings
HAAH Automotive Holdings was formed by a group of leading auto industry executives and experts to create a new experience both for customers and its dealer partners. Designed to meet the needs of 21st century car buyers, the company is creating new methods, processes and procedures to increase transparency, clarify pricing, and simplify purchase and vehicle service for the customer. The company is based in Lake Forest, Calif
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