Jenkins Auto Group Acquires Lake Nissan

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC  Public Relations Director            
Phone: (352) 867-1800 ext. 3505  Cell: (352) 895-4693  Fax: (352)867-8002                  


Leesburg, FL. (May 17, 2016)--Jenkins Auto Group (JAG), based in Ocala, proudly announces the acquisition of Lake Nissan in Leesburg today. The newly named Jenkins Nissan of Leesburg store, located at 10234 US Hwy 441 Leesburg, joins a family of dealerships including Jenkins Honda of Leesburg, Jenkins Hyundai of Leesburg, Leesburg Volkswagen, and in Ocala, Jenkins Acura, Jenkins Kia of Ocala, Jenkins Mazda, and Jenkins Hyundai of Ocala, and in Georgia, Thornton Road Hyundai of Lithia Springs and Jenkins Nissan of Brunswick.

“The Jenkins Auto Group is growing, and this is a terrific day for our company,” said Tom Formanek, President and CEO of JAG, “We are extremely proud of the relationships we’ve built in Leesburg over the past decade and are very excited to welcome another Jenkins store into the area, our second in the past 13 months.  Having a Nissan store in our family of brands in Florida will be an asset to our customers as well.”

Chris Morano has been named General Manager for Jenkins Nissan of Leesburg. Morano has worked in the automobile industry for more than 22 years throughout central Florida and has been a part of JAG for three years.

“Chris is a proven leader in our industry and knows the Leesburg community well,” said Formanek. “I am proud of his success in our Group and am happy to honor him with this promotion.”

Jenkins Auto Group (JAG) specializes in sales and service for new and pre-owned vehicles in seven dealerships in Florida and Georgia.  Ocala stores include:  Jenkins Acura, Jenkins Hyundai of Ocala, Jenkins Kia of Ocala, and Jenkins Mazda.  Leesburg, Fla. stores are:  Jenkins Honda of Leesburg, Jenkins Hyundai of Leesburg, Jenkins Nissan of Leesburg and Leesburg Volkswagen. Georgia stores are: Jenkins Nissan is in Brunswick and Thornton Road Hyundai in Lithia Springs. JAG also owns and operates Jenkins Collision Center in Ocala and Wayne’s Paint and Body in Leesburg.

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