KOT Auto Group
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Our mission at Kot Auto Group is to have the most trusted dealerships in the industry with a team known for exceeding customer expectations.

KOT Auto Group's Auto Finance Specialists are here to help people with less-than-perfect credit obtain auto financing. We find you the best terms and conditions for your ideal vehicle.

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KOT Auto Group | Dealership in Kelowna, Penticton, Victoria, Maple Ridge in BC


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We are family owned and operated since 2011. At the Kot Auto Group we welcome you as family at any of our dealerships. The Kot Auto Group is proud to be a part of the communities of our dealerships. We are very involved with local events and charities because our family believes in doing our best to make our dealerships surrounding areas a better place. We aim to exceed our customers expectations by guaranteeing the best price, and we will even beat any competitor's price! Our cars are excellent quality and we consistently set ourselves apart from the competition. Our policy is to provide excellent product knowledge, efficient service, and a team approach. Through these values we produce results which drive our business forward and enable us to meet our goals.

At the Kot Auto Group we have grown to have nine dealerships including, Kelowna Hyundai, Genesis Kelowna, Kelowna Kia, Penticton Nissan, The Buy Direct Truck Center, Maple Ridge Hyundai, Victoria Hyundai, Genesis Victoria and Woodgrove Chrysler. So not only will you get an unbeatable price, but we also have a wide range of inventory to find the car that's right for you. With our variety of new & used vehicles available between our combination of dealerships, you're guaranteed to find vehicle you love!

Our mission at Kot Auto Group is to have the most trusted dealerships in the industry with a team known for exceeding customer expectations. Our sales and service professionals have many years of experience so you know you will be in the best hands. Looking to personalize your vehicle? Check out our parts department, our experienced Parts advisors are sure to help find you the perfect accessories. If you are unsure if you want to finance or lease, we have finance professionals who can help guide you to help you discover the best options for you.

Where It All Started…

John started selling cars at the age of 18 in his hometown of Weyburn Saskatchewan while taking over the family farm. Realizing he was better in sales than farming, he dove into the auto industry becoming a very high performer. Many customers still remember his "John's pick of the week" that ran in the weekly paper. John married his High school sweetheart Trina at the age of 19. She has become instrumental in the growth of the company over the years. Trina works behind the scenes on major decisions and human resources but is still very active parenting their youngest son Logan born in 2009.

John had several senior management positions over the 17 years he worked in Edmonton. In 2010 he moved the family to the Okanagan with his family. Putting everything on the table with the acquisition of his first dealership Kelowna Hyundai in November of 2011! Throughout the growth of Kot Auto Group, John has been proud to be able to put family first and build a family-owned and operated business he can be proud of.

After growing up around the car business, Brandon, Trina and John's oldest son, started selling cars right out of high school. Brandon left the family business for a few years but remained in the car business to gain experience in Finance and Sales management. Brandon came back to Kot Auto Group in 2018 and is currently the Active Vice President / General Manager at Victoria Hyundai and Woodgrove Chrysler.

Jordan attended University right out of High School and graduated with a business degree.  He and his Wife Hali now have two little girls, Haven and Everly keeping them busy when they are not working. Jordan is currently the Vice President overseeing all dealerships operations.

Janessa McGowan has had several positions at Kot Auto Group, including Marketing Coordinator, Human Resources and Receptionist. She is currently the Finance Director in the auto group. Connor McGowan married Janessa in 2020. Connor started selling in January of 2016 at Kot Auto Group and is currently the General Sales Manager at Kelowna Hyundai. The two of them have recently welcomed their first daughter in 2022, Isla.

On top of a passion for cars, John is an avid sports fan! Hockey is his favourite, where he has been both a coach and player. His favourite pastime is taking his longer termed staff to Haida Gwaii for the annual Kot Auto Group Fishing Trip! In John's spare time, he keeps busy with his younger son Logan and wife Trina.

John Kot - President of Kot Auto Group
Trina Kot - Co-Owner
Brandon Kot - Vice President / General Manager at Victoria Hyundai & Woodgrove Chrysler
Jordan Kot - Vice President
Janessa McGowan - Director of Finance
Connor McGowan - General Sales Manager at Kelowna Hyundai

Kot Auto Group Awards & Acknowledgements

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