Breadcrumb Home Retail July 02, 2015 01:00 AM AutoNation's 9% June sales increase outpaces industry Nora Naughton Tweet Share Share Email More Print AutoNation Inc. said today its U.S. new-vehicle sales rose 9 percent in June from a year earlier to 27,862, making it the retailer’s best June since 2005.Industrywide, U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 3.9 percent in June.For the second quarter, the nation’s largest new-vehicle retailer posted sales of 86,794 vehicles, up 7 percent from the same period in 2014.For June, AutoNation reported a 14 percent increase in luxury deliveries from June 2014 to 6,470. Sales of its domestic brands climbed 9 percent to 8,282 and import brands rose 8 percent to 13,110.Same-store retail sales advanced 7 percent from the previous June.For the second quarter, luxury-vehicle sales increased 17 percent from the second quarter of 2014 to 18,950. Domestic brands rose 8 percent to 26,826, and import brands eked up 1 percent to 41,018.AutoNation, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ranks No. 1 on the Automotive News list of the top 150 dealership groups in the United States, with retail sales of 318,008 new vehicles in 2014. Letter to the Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Digital Edition THIS WEEK'S EDITION See our archive Fixed Ops Journal Read the issue See our archive View the discussion thread.