$32M drive to McKinney: Mercedes-Benz $32M drive to McKinney: Mercedes-Benz https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=106842015-10-01T05:00:00Z2015-10-01T12:00:00Z

​​McKINNEY - Mercedes-Benz of McKinney, a 75,000-sf, $32 million project, is set to open in late summer 2016 at the southeast corner of Central Expressway and Bray Central Dr.

The dealership will initially bring 1,600 new vehicles, 125 new jobs and a "serious investment" into the community, said Scott Smith, co-founder, CEO and president of Sonic Automotive.​

Smith said the McKinney location is the largest open point in the United States. An open point is an area where manufacturers feel there is a large opportunity to serve the community with their brand and where there is not a nearby competing dealer of the same brand.

The closest Mercedes-Benz dealership is in Plano.

"We will build the technology into the facility so that when we are ready to roll out the processes, we won't have to renovate and start all over. It is a model where our sales people are not paid on commissions; they are paid salary. They are really there to help and guide customers rather than just sell them a car," Smith said.

Smith also stated he has other plans for McKinney as well, including a possible future preowned location, though no specific plans have been released at this time.

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