Volvo Breaks Ground at Scottsdale Autoshow
The first vehicle dealership in the new Scottsdale AutoShow at Salt River has broken ground. Courtesy Volvo of Scottsdale held a groundbreaking ceremony on January 26. The dealership is set to open for business this summer.
The Volvo franchise is one of six dealerships committed, along with Ford, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler and Volkswagen, to build in the 70-acre auto mall just west of Loop 101 and south of Indian School Road. Other dealerships are expected to start construction later this year.
“We are very excited about the new brand Volvo and also the partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community,” said Scott Gruwell, president of Courtesy Automotive.
SRPMIC President Delbert Ray, Sr., and Council members David Antone, Archie Kashoya and Michael Dallas represented the Community at the groundbreaking. Kashoya provided the opening prayer.
The auto mall is expected to bring millions of dollars of tax revenue into the Community and create hundreds of jobs.
“We have the best intersection in the western United States to sell Volvos. This site is probably the best to sell cars in Maricopa County,” said Jim Mullen, president of Mullin 360, an automotive real-estate development firm.
|President Delbert Ray Sr. welcomes everyone to the Community during the groundbreaking ceremony.|
The dealership will offer a full line of new Volvo cars and SUVs.
“It’s a time like this when we can go and look back and reflect and ask what does a dealership offer and its relationships, and it’s important to recognize the relationships we are building,” said Jason Church, general manager of Courtesy Volvo of Scottsdale.
Five the nine designated parcel spaces in the auto mall have been leased. For leasing information, visit www.saltriverautoshow.com.