Lia Auto Group sells cars and philanthropy. Each year Lia Auto Group sells new Hondas, Hyundais, Infinitis, Nissans, Scions, Toyotas, and Volkswagens from about seven franchises and 17 dealerships in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. The group also peddles used cars and fleet units. Its shoppers may browse for cars, schedule service, or order parts on the group's Web site. Lia Auto Group additionally provides service, sells parts, and performs collision repair. The auto company was founded by Bill Lia, Sr., in 1979 and is owned by the Lia family, whose many philanthropic activities in the region include raffling luxury cars to raise money for charity.
In 2008 the company sold its Kia franchise (which did not fit its business growth model) to Fucillo Auto Group to focus on its other car makes. Despite the downturn in the market, owner Bill Lia, Jr., announced that the Lia group planned to upgrade and expand its operations at a number of its stores. – less