ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group LLC and AutoNation Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announce the official opening of Team FIAT Mall of Georgia in the greater Atlanta area.
Team FIAT Mall of Georgia, one of 94 FIAT Studios that have opened this year in the United States, will celebrate its official opening from 7 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Aug. 3. Customers can test drive the new 2012 Fiat 500 and Fiat 500 Cabrio, and enjoy biscotti and cappuccinos.
"We are delighted to have AutoNation as part of our family," said Laura Soave, Head of FIAT Brand North America. "The broad footprint of AutoNation in the United States will allow us to introduce our Cinquecento to potential customers and FIAT enthusiasts across the country."
Soave will attend the grand opening with Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation, and Mike Maroone, President and COO of AutoNation.
Mike Jackson said, "We are excited about adding FIAT to our automotive lineup. The FIAT 500 is an eye-catching car that customers can't wait to drive."
Located at 3547 Buford Drive, Team FIAT Mall of Georgia is AutoNation's second FIAT Studio. In March, AutoNation opened Power FIAT of South Bay, in Torrance, Calif. AutoNation plans to open a total of seven FIAT Studios in the U.S.
FIAT Brand North America now has three open FIAT Studios in the Atlanta area.
About the 2012 Fiat 500
With beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, fuel efficiency and innovative technology the same attributes that made the original version an icon the 2012 Fiat 500 is relevant for an entirely new generation of drivers.
The 2012 Fiat 500 offers a multitude of safety features, fuel efficiency, world-class quality and advanced technology. With its city-friendly four-passenger size, engaging driving dynamics, all-new fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir engine with eco:Drive Application, state-of-the-art TomTom Navigation with BLUEME Handsfree Communication technology and seven standard air bags, the new Fiat 500 offers a unique driving and ownership experience. This package is further enhanced with new quality and refinement adaptations for the U.S. market, including an all-new six-speed automatic transmission.
Every 2012 Fiat 500 includes FIAT FORWARD CARE a standard four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, four years of unlimited roadside assistance and a three-year/36,000-mile maintenance program that includes wear-and-tear items.
The reintroduction of the FIAT brand in North America is led by the modern generation of the Fiat 500, now joined by the Fiat 500 Cabrio.
About AutoNation Inc.
AutoNation Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is America's largest automotive retailer and has been named America's Most Admired Automotive Retailer by FORTUNE Magazine five times. A component of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index, AutoNation owns and operates 254 new vehicle franchises in 15 states. For additional information, please visit corp.AutoNation.com or www.AutoNation.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/autonation and www.twitter.com/autonation.
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SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC