New Nissan Dealership Acquired By Del Grande Dealer Group

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2010 – The Del Grande Dealer Group today announced the acquisition of a new Nissan Dealership in Sunnyvale, California. The new Nissan store will be named NISSAN SUNNYVALE formally known as Falore Nissan.

Online PR News – 24-June-2010 – – The Official Grand Opening for Nissan Sunnyvale is set for Friday, June 24, 2010 at the dealership’s location of 680 East El Camino Real in Sunnyvale.

“We are tremendously excited about this fantastic opportunity with Nissan. The brand has incredible momentum and is poised for big time growth in Northern California” said Shaun Del Grande, the President of the Del Grande Dealer Group.

As Nissan continues to increase market share, up year over year 21.2% as of May 2010, Shaun Del Grande’s timing seems to be perfect. “Our teams are in place, the market is beginning to recover and the ‘pent up demand’ is showing up in our showrooms. With that kind of combination, we are going to sell a lot of new vehicles!”

Nissan Division May Highlights:
• Retail sales (68,135) were up 21.2% versus prior year and May share record of 6.9%
• Versa (9,842) #1 in the segment, was up 95.6% vs. last year and set a new May share record
• Frontier’s segment share of 14.5 was the largest May since 1986
• Pathfinder (1,992) was up 40.4% versus last year and set a new May share record
• Armada (1,485) was up 89.4% versus last year
• Rogue (8,789) was up 6.1% versus last year and set a new volume record for May

Nissan won the market share race based on May calendar year to date performance:
#1 Import Manufacturer in Total Market Share gain: +0.8 of Total Industry
#1 Import Manufacturer in Total Units Sales gain: +79,464 Total Units
#1 Import Manufacturer in Car Market Share gain: +1.1 of Total Car Industry
#1 Import Manufacturer in Car Units Sales gain: + 54,099 Cars
#1 Import Manufacturer in Truck Market Share gain: +0.4 of Total Truck Industry

“The transition period has been very smooth with Nissan North America. It’s really going to be an easy transition for our customers and our employees.” Del Grande continues, “Our Dealer Group has had a solid start to 2010 with every month having significant improvements over 2009. We are cautiously optimistic about 2010 and feeling really positive about 2011.”

Del Grande Dealer Group, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is a owned and operated by Shaun and Kevan Del Grande. The Del Grande Dealer Group has been in the Bay Area selling vehicles for over 40 years. Their current dealer group consists of Capitol Volkswagen, Capitol Hyundai, Capitol Suzuki, Capitol Mazda, Capitol Subaru and Oak Tree Mazda selling over 6,000 vehicles per year. Shaun and his father Kevan have nearly 250 employees currently working between their stores. The award winning dealerships have always excelled in achieving both the highest sales and customer satisfaction rankings.

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