Dealer John Staluppi has opened a new state-of-the-art Hyundai dealerhip -- believed to be the world's largest -- in Las Vegas. The facility,which will employ more than 50 people, cost close to $6 million dollars.
Planet Hyundai is a fully equipped dealership with a child’s play room, a service bay with air conditioning and padded flooring for employee comfort, along with a futuristic $150,000 sign, which rapidly is becoming a Las Vegas landmark.
The new dealership celebrated its grand opening with a promotion called "hands on a Planet Hyundai." In "Survivor" style, the dealership gave away a new Hyundai Santa Fe to the guest who kept his or her hand on the vehicle the longest. Contestants were given hourly rest breaks and allowed a two-person pit crew. Proceeds from the event, as well as a portion of every sale during the month will go to the Make A Wish Foundation. The dealership expects to donate at least $10,000 to the charity.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was on hand to cut the ribbon to the new dealership.
Mr. Staluppi's chain of dealerships throughout the country makes him the 14th largest megadealer the nation. He has 24 stores on the East Coast alone.