The dealerships have been renamed: AutoNation Hyundai Columbia-Genesis of West Columbia and Jaguar-Land Rover Columbia, both in South Carolina; AutoNation Hyundai Savannah-Genesis of Savannah and AutoNation Volkswagen Savannah in Georgia; AutoNation Hyundai Hilton Head-Genesis of Hilton Head, AutoNation Volkswagen Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Porsche Hilton Head, AutoNation Subaru Hilton Head, AutoNation Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Hilton Head and Jaguar-Land Rover Hilton Head, all in Hardeeville, S.C.
Peacock Automotive launched in 2001 and includes baseball's Ken Griffey Jr., lawyer Jay Brennan and another unnamed lawyer as investors, Warner Peacock previously told Automotive News.
Warner Peacock, who used Stephens Inc. as an adviser in the sale, is retaining a Ford dealership in Maitland, Fla.
AutoNation, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ranks No. 1 on Automotive News' list of the top 150 dealership groups based in the U.S., retailing 249,654 new vehicles in 2020.