Five Star now selling Mitsubishi
The Five Star automobile dealership on Logan Boulevard, formerly known as Five Star Suzuki, is now Five Star Mitsubishi.
In November, American Suzuki Motor Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, deciding to discontinue automobile sales in the United States and focus on the growth of its motorcycle/ATV and marine businesses.
Five Star was among 213 of Suzuki’s 219 U.S. automotive dealers that agreed to Suzuki’s dealer settlement agreement, under which the business transitioned from automobile sales to critical warranty and service repair work and parts for local Suzuki automobile owners.
Five Star owner Greg Sloan said despite the change of the business name, he will continue to provide that service for Suzuki owners and still has some 2013 Suzuki models for sale.
Sloan had said he planned to remain an automobile dealer and decided on a Mitsubishi dealership because of the “quality of the vehicles and their value.”
“Mitsubishi is a premium brand but doesn’t carry a premium price,” Sloan said.