#1 Cochran Awarded VW Dealership in South Hills

Pittsburgh, PA, November 9, 2010 – #1 Cochran, Western Pennsylvania’s leading automotive retailer, has been awarded the Volkswagen franchise in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh.

The dealership will open next week in a newly refurbished facility at 2841 West Liberty Avenue in Dormont. #1 Cochran will announce plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art Volkswagen showroom next year.

“We are extremely honored to link Volkswagen’s iconic brand with our own,” said Rob Cochran, president and CEO of #1 Cochran.  “We will represent Volkswagen with the passion, commitment and performance that this legendary marque deserves.”

Volkswagen had been seeking to establish a new dealership in Pittsburgh’s South Hills for the past year. #1 Cochran competed against a number of local dealers before being awarded the franchise.

“Pittsburgh’s southern suburbs have an enthusiastic Volkswagen following,” said Mr. Cochran. “We are eager to delight VW buyers with #1 Cochran’s exceptional levels of service, professionalism and customer care.”

#1 Cochran is the South Hills’ fastest growing auto retailer. Long established in the Monroeville and Robinson Township market regions, #1 Cochran expanded its brand to Pittsburgh’s South Hills five years ago with the acquisition of Nissan and a second Hyundai franchise. Last year, the company added Infiniti to its South Hills lineup. The addition of Volkswagen increases the company’s West Liberty Avenue presence – and adds 40 jobs to the local economy.

“There is no auto retailer expanding their footprint like we are,” said Mr. Cochran. “We continue to see opportunity in this economic downturn. Our initiatives enable us to experience growth, create jobs and contribute to local economies despite difficult times.”

About #1 Cochran
#1 Cochran is the leading automotive retailer in Western Pennsylvania and one of the top private dealer groups in the nation. Founded in 1965 as a single-point Pontiac dealership, the company today operates fourteen new-vehicle franchises at ten showrooms throughout Monroeville, South Hills and Robinson Township. Through its various sales, service and collision repair operations, #1 Cochran employs more than 500 team members. More information is available at www.cochran.com.

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