AutoNation retail sales surge 23% in Sept.
AutoNation Inc. said retail sales of new vehicles surged 23 percent in September to 22,982 units.
Import brands made the largest jump -- 38 percent above September 2011 -- to 11,854, the company announced today. Domestic brands rose 10 percent and luxury brands were up 11 percent.
For the third quarter, sales were up 22 percent. Domestic sales were up 12 percent, imports rose 35 percent, and premium luxury brands were up 6 percent.
AutoNation ranks No. 1 on the Automotive News list of the top 125 U.S. dealership groups with new-vehicle retail sales of 224,034 units in 2011.