Chrysler is selling its company-owned dealership in Los Angeles, according to Automotive News. Motor Village of Los Angeles is reportedly set to be sold to New Century Automotive Group in an effort for Chrysler to avoid censure by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The CDMV recently filed administrative charges against the automaker for improperly operating a factory-owned store. New Century Automotive Group, based in North Hollywood, currently owns a total of six franchise, including three Volkswagen stores as well as Mini, BMW and Infiniti outlets. The deal is slated to close sometime next month.

While Chrysler opened its Motor Village location as a way to evaluate new retail techniques, other local dealers cried foul, saying that the move violated franchise laws. In California, no factory-owned store can occupy a space within 10 square miles of a privately owned dealership.


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      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      I understand the complaints of the dealers, and the law was in place before Chrysler opened the dealership. Chrysler could have set up a partnership with a local dealer to create a halo store without all the headache. They brought this mess on themselves.
      bigred8690
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is an industry that is ripe for reform. Just as society has done with charter schools, we need to let the public have access to different ways to buy cars other than the traditional dealership. Supposedly Sam Walton wanted to sell cars through Walmart but ran afoul of the same kinds of laws that stymied this factory-owned store. It is time for the American people to rise up and demand that state legislatures changed the law.
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      Harry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope they find a new location.
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