UnitedAuto Group Inc., Roger Penske's dealership chain, is adding six dealerships in the San Diego area.
Acquiring Cush Automotive Group will add about $300 million in annual revenues to UnitedAuto. Cush has Honda, Acura and Jaguar/Aston Martin stores in San Diego and Honda, Acura and Mazda dealerships in Escondido.
UnitedAuto, the nation's second-largest dealership group, had revenues of $9.2 billion in 2004. Prior to the Cush deal, the Bloomfield Hills, Mich., retailer had 167 franchises in 19 states and Puerto Rico and 102 franchises in other countries, primarily in the United Kingdom.