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AutoNation USA Opens First North Carolina Location in Charlotte

Feb. 04, 2023

10th AutoNation USA store marks AutoNation’s continued emphasis on used vehicle market

CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 4, 2022 – As the new year continues to show signs of growth for the used vehicle market, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), announced the opening of AutoNation USA Charlotte, the first AutoNation location in North Carolina and the first of several new AutoNation USA stores scheduled to open across the U.S. in 2022. The 26,000-square-foot Charlotte store brings 26 new jobs to the region. 

Offering pre-owned vehicles at competitive prices and a stress-free Customer experience, AutoNation USA redefines the pre-owned car-buying experience with a focus on the Customer, including easy-to-use digital tools for searching pre-owned vehicle inventory online to find the car they are looking for at a guaranteed low price.

"We are excited to introduce America’s largest and most admired automotive retailer to North Carolina, and in particular to the Charlotte community, where they’ll benefit from our seamless car shopping experience,” said Pete DeVita, AutoNation Market President. “In addition to creating new job opportunities, we take our responsibility for supporting local communities very seriously through AutoNation’s Drive Pink initiative, which has raised more than $30 million in the fight against cancer. With our expansion into this market, we look forward to establishing new local philanthropic partnerships.”

AutoNation USA is known for its 1Price Pre-Owned experience which is designed to make buying a pre-owned vehicle easy, with competitive, haggle-free pricing. The company's We'll Buy Your Car program offers Customers a competitive cash offer to sell their vehicles directly to AutoNation, with no purchase necessary, and get paid the same day.

AutoNation USA Charlotte represents the 10th AutoNation USA store in the U.S. The company, which plans to open 12 additional stores in the next 12 months, is on track to have over 130 AutoNation USA stores in operation from coast to coast by the end of 2026.

The AutoNation USA store is located at 4800 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28212. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is closed on Sunday. Visit or call AutoNation USA in Charlotte at (980) 282-7500.

About AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, America's largest and most admired automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of December 31, 2021, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through Customer-focused sales and service processes. Since 2013, AutoNation has raised over $30 million to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research through its DRIVE PINK initiative, which was officially branded in 2015.

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