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Performance Auto Group names Sonia Arora General Sales Manager for Motion Mazda

(Orangeville, ON)
February 10th, 2016

Performance Auto Group

Performance Auto Group announced today that Sonia Arora is now General Sales Manager at Motion Mazda, their busy Orangeville dealership.

Arora has worked for Performance Auto Group for six years, starting her career as a sales consultant, and promoted earlier this year from Business Manager. She is the first woman to hold the position of General Sales Manager at Motion Mazda.

Arora exemplifies the opportunity that women have at Performance Auto Group, where women are often serving in roles in parts and service, and increasingly as Sales Consultants, Service Managers, and General Sales Managers.

"As the only woman on the floor selling cars, I felt as if everyday I was competing to prove my worth," Arora shared. "The organization never judged or critiqued me, instead I was given opportunities to grow."

Performance Auto Group bought Motion Mazda in 2010, and has turned it into a customer oriented dealership with customers from as far away as eastern Canada. The dealership is heavily involved in the community, sponsoring major events and charities such as the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival and the Headwaters Hospital.

Arora is very proud and thanks management for the opportunity. "Hard work is the secret to success. I don't want to let my team down," said Arora. "My past six years working for Performance Auto Group has been wonderful."

As a busy mother of two, Sonia appreciates her leisure time and enjoys cooking.

About Motion Mazda

Serving Orangeville and the Greater Headwaters area, Motion Mazda is your premier retailer of new and used Mazda vehicles.

About Performance Auto Group

Performance Auto Group is the largest automotive dealership group in Ontario with 23 locations representing 29 brands. In the region, Performance Auto Group is proud to serve the community at Motion Mazda of Orangeville, Bolton Honda, Bolton Nissan, and Bolton Hyundai, and several dealerships in the Brampton Auto Mall.

For Further Information Please Contact:
Contact: Ashley Ward, Communications Coordinator
Performance Auto Group
905-451-1040 ext. 7741
ashley.ward@performanceautogroup.ca


Brampton North Nissan named Global Award Winner by Nissan Motor Company

(Brampton, ON)
October 13th, 2015

Performance Auto Group

Nissan Canada announced today that it will present the Nissan Global Award to Brampton North Nissan. The award ceremony will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, October 15th at 195 Canam Crescent in Brampton.

"Nissan prides itself on being a customer-focused company and every year, we have the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the exceptional results of the top dealers around the world," said Christian Meunier, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "The Nissan Global Award is a testament to the Brampton North Nissan's efforts and commitment to both customer satisfaction and sales excellence."

As one of Nissan Motor Company's most prestigious global awards, dealers are recognized as "best-of-the-best" dealerships for sales, customer satisfaction, and owner loyalty worldwide.

"Brampton North Nissan is very excited and honoured to be recognized as a Global Award winner by Nissan Motor Company," said Asgar Molu, General Manager of Brampton North Nissan. "To be acknowledged along with other exceptional Nissan dealerships globally is a great accomplishment. I am proud of our team and that we are able to serve the community in Brampton and the entire GTA."

About Brampton North Nissan:
Brampton North Nissan is a Nissan Global Award winner, recognized for sales, customer satisfaction and owner loyalty. Founded as Dermac Nissan, the dealership joined Performance Auto Group in 2005. They have grown to become one of the largest volume Nissan dealerships in Canada and offer a full range of current model year Nissan vehicles, along with pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs.

About Performance Auto Group
Celebrating 50 years, Performance Auto Group is the largest automotive dealership group in Ontario, with 23 locations representing 30 brands. In Brampton, Performance Auto Group is proud to serve the community at Brampton North Nissan, Classic Honda, Mazda of Brampton, Kia of Brampton, Subaru of Brampton, Planet Ford, Brampton Mitsubishi, AutoPlanet Direct, and the Brampton Auto Mall. 

For Further Information Please Contact:
Contact: Drew Delaware, Director of Marketing
Performance Auto Group
905-459-2805 ext. 7795
drew.delaware@performanceautogroup.ca


Brampton Meals on Wheels Gets a Lift from Performance Auto Group

(Brampton, ON)
October 14th, 2015

Performance Auto Group

Brampton Meals on Wheels (BMOW) staff and board members celebrate today the delivery of a new vehicle from Brampton North Nissan. The vehicle will be key to the organizational support offered through the new Community Engagement Sponsorship from Performance Auto Group.

Performance Auto Group is providing the organization with a brand new 2015 Nissan Rogue, completely personalized with BMOW's logo. These new "wheels" will be used to help promote BMOW's programs and services, and to deliver meals throughout Brampton

The generosity of Performance Auto Group will help BMOW to use this vehicle to support its mission to aid seniors and people living with illness or disability to live healthy and independent lives with dignity.

Brampton Meals on Wheels President Don Sargent says "we are delighted at this wonderful opportunity that Performance Auto Group has given us. Their generosity and their commitment to supporting the local community is inspiring. We are honoured they have chosen to partner with us."

Performance Auto Group is not stopping at handing over the keys to the brand new vehicle - they are also committed to providing BMOW with meeting space, support with printed materials, and other forms of organizational support.

"My father instilled in me the importance to share with those who are most in need, and it stands as one of our core values in our organization," shared Glen Alizadeh, President of Performance Auto Group. "It is an absolute pleasure to provide organizational support to Brampton Meals on Wheels, an organization which has been creative, effective, and provides crucial services to our families and our elders."

About Brampton Meals on Wheels
Canada's first Meals on Wheels program began delivering nutritious meals in Brampton in 1963. In 1975, Brampton Meals on Wheels moved into Peel Manor Home for Seniors on Main Street North under the auspices of the Region of Peel.  Today, Meals on Wheels is a community support service available in over 200 communities across Ontario with over 20,000 committed, well-trained volunteers making deliveries.

About Performance Auto Group
Celebrating 50 years, Performance Auto Group is the largest automotive dealership group in Ontario, with 23 locations representing 30 brands. In Brampton, Performance Auto Group is proud to serve the community at Brampton North Nissan, Classic Honda, Mazda of Brampton, Kia of Brampton, Subaru of Brampton, Planet Ford, Brampton Mitsubishi, AutoPlanet Direct, and the Brampton Auto Mall. 

For Further Information Please Contact:
Contact: Don Sargent, President
Brampton Meals on Wheels
905-453-4140
dsgs@distributel.net

Contact: Drew Delaware, Director of Marketing
Performance Auto Group
905-459-2805 ext. 7795
drew.delaware@performanceautogroup.ca


Brantford Toyota Scion Launches The New 2016 Scion iM at Brantford Buskerfest

(Brantford, ON)
September 24th, 2015

Brantford Toyota Scion

On Saturday September 26th, Brantford Toyota Scion will launch the all-new 2016 Scion iM with a featured event as part of the Brantford Buskers Festival.

Bringing the silent disco trend to Brantford, attendees will be offered headphones and the opportunity to dance to two top DJs, each competing for the listener's ear.

Silent discos appeared as a hot trend over the last decade, and have been popular in major cities throughout North America, Europe, and East Africa. Silent discos are fun for both the participant and spectators alike, who witness a surreal landscape of people dancing without hearing the music dancers are experiencing.

Brantford Toyota Scion is excited to bring this fun and innovative dance concept to the streets of Brantford during Buskerfest. DJ Shan and Deejay Ez-D will be spinning on Dalhousie Street from 6PM - 9:30PM. DJ Shan is not only a well known Brantford DJ, but also the Finance Manager at Brantford Toyota Scion.

This celebration will be in honour of the brand new Scion iM, which hits the streets this month. The new Scion iM is a versatile five-seater hatchback with bluetooth connectivity, sleek lines, and a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine.

One of the key features of the Scion iM is the ability to extensively personalize the vehicle, from vibrant metallic colours to an extensive array of accessories. iM drivers will enjoy a safe and stylish ride with eight airbags, back-up camera and the Scion's Star Safety System.

The Scion iM will be on display at the silent disco event, with product specialists available to demonstrate this innovative vehicle.

For Further Information Please Contact:
Contact: Ashley Ward, Communications Coordinator
Performance Auto Group
ashley.ward@performanceautogroup.ca


AutoPlanet Automotive Group Acquires Niagara Based Performance Auto Group

(St. Catharines & Brampton, ON)
March 5th, 2015

AutoPlanet and Performance Auto Group

AutoPlanet Automotive Group, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, has acquired Performance Auto Group - Niagara's largest automotive group.

St. Catharines businessmen John Mann and Cam Champion established Performance Auto Group with one location on Lake Street in 1964. Today, Performance consists of nine dealerships carrying 16 brands in St. Catharines and Grimsby, a large used car operation, two collision centres, and a detail centre. The company, which was named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed, employs over 400 full- and part-time people.

AutoPlanet Automotive Group is owned and operated by Glen and Steve Alizadeh and their sister May Allison. Their father, Sam Alizadeh, who started in the automotive business in Toronto in 1959, founded the auto group. With the acquisition of Performance, AutoPlanet now owns 23 dealerships in southern Ontario, nine of which are located in Brampton, including AutoPlanet Direct, Ontario's largest indoor used car showroom. The others are located in Oakville, Brantford, Orangeville, Bolton, St. Catharines and Grimsby. The group now employs over 1,200 full- and part-time people.

Both groups have contributed significantly to their communities through volunteerism, community outreach, and donations. And both groups enjoy special relationships with a variety of local charitable causes and institutions, such as those focusing on healthcare and education.

"After 50 years, Cam and I are delighted to have Performance Auto Group join forces with the AutoPlanet Automotive Group," states John Mann. "The Alizadeh's have a value system and business philosophy that is congruent with our own."

"We're very excited to bring our two organizations together," said AutoPlanet President Glen Alizadeh. "John and Cam built their businesses on the same foundation as our company, hiring great people and treating their valued clients with respect. We hope to continue to build on this strong foundation."

"The sale of Performance Auto Group to AutoPlanet Automotive Group means future growth, which will benefit our employees and guests, the City of St. Catharines, and the Niagara region. It's very positive on all fronts," notes Mann.

Having acquired one of the strongest and deeply-rooted brand names in the retail automotive business, AutoPlanet Automotive Group will also be adopting "Performance Auto Group" as its new corporate identity. The name "AutoPlanet" will still be retained as the Group's brand for its stand alone used car dealerships.

For further information:
Contact: Glen Alizadeh, President
E-mail: glen.alizadeh@performanceautogroup.ca