REPORT: York Automotive buys Westgate in Plainfield
York Automotive Group is reportedly adding a Plainfield dealership to its four existing dealerships in Greencastle, Brazil and Crawfordsville.
According to a Wednesday report from Vigo County radio station WVIG, the York family has entered an agreement to purchase Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and turn it into York Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Plainfield.
Westgate President Teri Catterson Kraft said the deal does not include sister dealership Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, which she co-owns with her sister.
The York family has maintained a dealership in Greencastle since 1987, when the late Bob York opened York Pontiac Oldsmobile GMC Truck. The York Automotive Group was established in 2000 with the addition of the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep franchises in Crawfordsville.
Today, York Automotive, under the direction of brothers Rob and Nick York, operates York Chevrolet Buick GMC in Greencastle, in addition to another General Motors dealership in Brazil and Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealerships in Crawfordsville and Brazil. At one time, York also operated a Chrysler-Jeep dealership in Greencastle.
While the Yorks had not yet made a public statement on the acquisition as of Wednesday evening, Kraft said she chose to sell to the Yorks because it was important to keep the dealership locally owned.
Chrysler has already given the sale conditional approval, according to WVIG, with the deal expected to close in early August.