KOT Auto Group
Multiple locations to serve you better!

ABOUT THE KOT AUTO GROUP

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 exceptional 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. 

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. 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 a vehicle you love!

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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 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

Kelowna Hyundai

 

president award hyundai

President's Award of Merit 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 Recipient

best of kelowna

Best of Kelowna 2017, 2020, 2021 Nominee

be awards

2022 Automotive Business of the Year & Business Excellence Award Winner

business awards excellence

Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2017, 2020, 2021 Nominee

green star dealer award

Green Star Dealer Award Winner 2019, 2020 & 2021

community dealer award

2019 Community Driver Award by NCDA Winner

Buy Direct Truck Center

gold winner

2021 Best Used Car Dealership Gold Winner

community dealer award

2020 Community Driver Award Finalist by NCDA

KOT Auto Group

genesis victoria kelowna

Only Dealerships to be Awarded

Maple Ridge Hyundai

president award hyundai

President's Award of Merit 2017, 2019 Recipient

Victoria Hyundai

green star dealer award

2020, 2021, 2022 Best Used Car Dealership Gold Winner

best of victoria logo 2023

Best of Victoria 2023 -- 1st place (Best car dealership in Victoria)

Kelowna Kia

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2021 President's Award Top New Dealer Winner

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