LAS VEGAS — Otto Hahne of City of Cars Inc. in Troy, Michigan, was recognized with the 2019 National Quality Dealer award at the 73rd Annual National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s Convention and Expo in Las Vegas last week.
In recognition of this award, NextGear Capital and Cox Automotive will donate an emergency response vehicle to Hahne’s local American Red Cross chapter. This will be the ninth emergency vehicle donated to the American Red Cross through Cox Automotive. Since 2015, the company has donated more than $1 million to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief. The vehicle will be transported to the winner’s dealership where it will officially be donated to its local American Red Cross chapter.
“Otto and his team live out not only what it means to be a National Quality Dealer each and every day, but practice the very values NextGear Capital and Cox Automotive operate by,” said Randy Dohse, senior vice president of operations for NextGear Capital. “He embodies all that it means to be committed to quality, excellence, outstanding customer service and to making the community a better place for everyone. I could not be more pleased with this year’s recipient.”
Executives said the National Quality Dealer award is the highest honor bestowed upon an independent dealer in recognition of their business standards and community service. A single dealer from each state is recognized, and from that pool of dealers, one is selected as the National Quality Dealer by a committee of industry leaders.