Peacock Automotive announced Thursday the purchase of Savannah Hyundai dealership.
The dealership at 7011 Abercorn St. had been owned by Mark Medinger. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four dealerships.
Peacock Hyundai of Savannah has approximately 30,000 square feet, including a service department, used car facility and new car facility. It’s located next to Peacock Automotive’s Savannah Volkswagen, Savannah Fiat and Alfa Romeo of Savannah dealerships.
Overall, the firm will add 60 jobs to its roster of about 600 people employed at its 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
“We have owned the Hyundai dealership in the Bluffton, S.C., area since 2006,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We like the brand and like working with this manufacturer, which is known for offering a 10-year, 100-thousand-mile warranty. The Savannah Hyundai location is also perfect for us, as it is next to our other properties in Savannah.”
The Hyundai dealership was updated recently to meet the car manufacturer’s corporate identity standards and to better serve customers. Current employees will stay with the Peacock Automotive group.
The company is headquartered at the Peacock Auto Mall at the I-95 Hilton Head Island gateway near Bluffton, S.C.
Angelo Minichiello, who manages Peacock Automotive’s other Savannah dealerships, has been named general manager of Peacock Hyundai of Savannah.