Newnan Nissan dealership is now open for business

From left to right are finance director Mark Tumpson,owner Bruce Bean, Nissan of Newnan general manager Lane Crider and Nissan of Union City general manager Sam Ajayi. Photo/Special.

The Atlanta area celebrates its 18th Nissan Dealership and first in Newnan, Ga., when Nissan of Newnan, held its grand opening June 14.

The 39,000 square foot location is the 6th dealership owned by Atlanta-based Automotive Associates of Atlanta and is led by General Manager Lane Crider, a Georgia native who has been selling Nissan automobiles since 1984, back when they were called Datsun.

“I’m excited to bring my vision to Nissan of Newnan! Nissan of Newnan offers a fresh approach to the car buying experience by offering our new community fresh attitudes guaranteed to make you smile, a fresh new facility complete with a movie theater, and the freshest new Nissans in the state! It’s my personal goal to be known as ”the happiest Nissan store on Earth,” said Crider.

In his 30-year sales and management career, Crider has mentored sales reps, managers and other professionals to put the “fun factor” into buying a car. As a result, his team has consistently won National Product Knowledge Champions, Nissan’s Invest in the Best Society, Top Nissan Sales Satisfaction Leaders, the #1 Nissan Leaf Sales Department in the Nation and other honors.

“We’re honored to be part of such a great, growing community,” said Scott Smith, Dealer Principal, Automotive Associates of Atlanta. “We believe that more than ever, Nissan provides a great value, and we look forward to bringing our customer-focused, low-pressure sales to Newnan. Lane lives and breathes Nissan, and we’re proud to have him bring the joy of the automotive experience to the area.”