Decentralized dealership operations allow the local management to set advertising, marketing and sales plans.
Internal '20 groups' made up of general managers create customer satisfaction strategies.
The names of acquired dealerships will not change, since time and money has been spent to build brand equity.
At the IPO, the company offered stock options to 158 key managers. On Jan. 1, it began an employee stock purchase plan that allows all employees to buy Group 1 stock through payroll deduction.