AutoNation May Sales up 45pct image

AutoNation, Inc., the largest auto retailer in the United States said its retail new vehicle unit sales in May totaled 23,763 vehicles – up 45 percent compared to the same period of 2011.

Retail new vehicle unit sales in Domestic segment for the month grew 21% year-over-year to 7,260, while for Import, retail new vehicle unit sales was up 78% to 12,300 from a year ago.
Retail new vehicle unit sales was 4,203 for Premium Luxury, 23% higher than the prior year.

AutoNation expects to report June 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales on July 5, 2012 and second quarter earnings on July 19, 2012.

AutoNation has 215 dealerships across the USA, and has approximately 20,000 employees. It sells 32 different manufacturer brands nationwide and outsells every other automotive retailer in the U.S. It is ranked #197 in the 2011 Fortune 500.