WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 FROM AUTOMAKERS?

Some have been around forever, some not quite so, many will be around for decades, and quite a few undergo major modifications. That’s the auto industry for you. Here’s a peek at the noticeable changes in vehicles for 2019: HONDA: The Insight is back, a hybrid that can fetch up to 55 mpg while base-priced at just $22,830, and it does look far better than its predecessor – almost a carbon copy … [Read more...]

Ethan Allen out, Scott Fink moving in?

In 2001, Scott Fink took a gamble and decided to open a Hyundai dealership in New Port Richey.  At the time, Hyundai did not have the best reputation for dependability, and accounted for about three of 100 every new car sold. Since then, Hyundai has become one of the most popular overseas brands in America, and Fink has expanded his car empire to include Hyundai, Mazda and Chevrolet … [Read more...]

Spaghetti dinner to help Molina family

A Wesley Chapel family is still grieving after a single-vehicle car crash over the weekend on Interstate 4 in Seffner killed a mother and her infant daughter. But now members of a youth sports team some of the injured brothers in the crash played on wants to help. The Wesley Chapel Bulls, a Pasco Police Athletic League youth football team and cheerleading squad, is hosting a fundraising … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel Honda, Toyota dealerships expanding to used cars

Wesley Chapel Honda and Wesley Chapel Toyota are going to get quite a bit bigger. The owner of the dealerships along State Road 54, Williams Automotive Group, announced this week that it will add a pre-owned sales center to its existing facility. It will use a little more than 1 acre of land it purchased last May for $1.35 million, according to county property records. Williams Automotive will … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel car dealer buys Tampa Honda Land

Williams Automotive Group, which already owns Wesley Chapel Toyota and Wesley Chapel Honda, is now a company with three car dealerships after finalizing its purchase of Tampa Honda Land on Florida Avenue. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Williams Automotive bought the dealership from its longtime owner Scott-McRae Group, which owns several dealerships in the Jacksonville area, as well … [Read more...]