Basic Motors, which previously had the most minority-owned dealerships in the U.S., elevated its depend by additional than any other automaker in 2019, in accordance to info from the Countrywide Association of Minority Vehicle Dealers.
GM finished the calendar year with 287 minority-owned dealerships, a achieve of nine, whilst Fiat Chrysler Cars was No. 2, with 181, a achieve of 4. Toyota additional 7 to jump earlier Hyundai into the No. 4 place, with 81.
Overall, minority dealership numbers ongoing an upward trajectory immediately after taking a dive throughout the Terrific Recession. There were being 1,243 at the conclude of 2019, 29 additional than a calendar year before but 31 % fewer than the peak of 1,805 in 2005.
Ford Motor Co. had 3 much less minority dealerships than a calendar year before, remaining in 3rd, with one hundred sixty five suppliers. Hyundai had a net decline of 7 minority-owned suppliers past calendar year, dropping to fifth spot, with 76.
“GM carries on to thrust forth our a long time-extensive commitment to build a seller community that reflects the incredible diversity of our shopper foundation,” the automaker mentioned in a statement. “We are proud to say that we have additional minority dealers than any other OEM in the U.S., accounting for almost a single of each individual 4 minority dealers in this nation. It is obvious that our work has resulted in large strides, and we have no intention to get our foot off the pedal.”