Binghamton-area car dealership adds 2 Schenectady locations to lineup

Broome County’s largest auto seller, which expanded into two major upstate markets early last year, is seeing further growth, this time adding two dealerships in Schenectady.

Matthews Auto Group, based in Vestal, announced the purchase of two Fuccillo car dealerships in the Schenectady market.

The new Matthews Kia and Matthews Hyundai dealerships are both located on State Street in downtown Schenectady.

Matthews Auto has five dealerships in Vestal, offering Nissan, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Subaru and Kia.

The franchise also has a Ford dealership in Norwich, as well as two dealerships in Pennsylvania – Planet Kia in the Scranton area and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Great Bend, north of Scranton.

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In February 2021, Matthews acquired the Fuccillo Kia and Nissan dealerships in Clay and the Hyundai dealership in Syracuse, as well as Fuccillo Hyundai and Kia of Greece, near Rochester.

These dealerships fit nicely into the Matthews fold, said company president Rob Matthews, who expects the latest additions to be a big boost as well.

“All locations contributed instantly to the overall success of Matthews Auto, Matthews said in a press release. “We met the teams in Albany and have every reason to believe that the same extraordinary level of talent that we saw in our previously acquired Fuccillo stores also exists here.”

About 100 Fuccillo employees will join Matthews’ 850 team members and additional employees may be hired based on business needs, Rob Matthews said.

The franchise now has five Kia dealerships, making it one of the largest Kia dealerships in New York State, he said.

A family business, Matthews Auto Group was founded in 1973 in Vestal.

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