Veteran automobile executive spearheads Planet Hyundai’s Luxury Autos of Las Vegas

No one knows the luxury automobile market better than Mark Chernine, who has been helping Las Vegas Valley luxury vehicle buyers since 1981.

As the general manager of Planet Hyundai’s Used Car Super Store’s Luxury Autos of Las Vegas Division, the 65-year-old Chernine represents a unique element of the automobile business. His history with luxury brands such as Mercedes Benz and BMW have given him a good feel for the market.

“The benefit of buying a 2- or 3-year-old luxury vehicle is that you’re getting the look of a new car at 50 to 70 percent of its original price,” Chernine said. “In our case, I acquire these vehicles from Mercedes and BMW Financial Services as lease returns.

“I carefully review each and every vehicle,” Chernine said. “I do hours and hours of research on these vehicles to get the cream puffs. I then attend the auctions and purchase them for the Planet Hyundai Used Car Super Store.”

To meet buyer’s needs, the dealership has special finance plans.

“We offer financing up to 84 months and as low as 2.9 percent APR,” Chernine said. “We have access to the finest and most versatile lenders in the country.”

The dealership markets its luxury vehicles at

“We’re constantly updating the site to show our latest inventory,” Chernine said. “In today’s market, the Internet is vitally important, especially when selling luxury vehicles.

Chernine’s many years in the business has resulted in his past customers following him to Planet Hyundai on West Sahara Avenue.

“I have made a lot of friends helping them purchase their cars over the years,” Chernine said. “I really enjoy what I’m doing here. This is a very rewarding profession.”

Planet Hyundai’s Used Car Super Store is at 7100 W. Sahara Ave. and is part of a locally owned umbrella of dealerships that also includes Planet Hyundai Sahara at 7150 W. Sahara Ave. and Centennial Hyundai at 6200 Centennial Center Blvd. in the northwestern valley.

Call 702-483-2200 (Centennial) or 702-938-1400 (Sahara) or visit for more information on the dealerships.