Sonic Automotive buys the Audi Store in Maryland from AutoNation

The acquisition of Audi Owings Mills follows Sonic’s January purchase of a Sun Chevrolet in Chittenango, NY. Sonic now has 112 franchise dealerships, including eight Audi stores in its portfolio, the company has confirmed.

Sonic, from Charlotte, NC ranked No. 7 in Car NewsList of the 150 largest US-based dealership groups, with retail sales of 103,486 new vehicles in 2021.

AutoNation’s ownership of the Audi Store lasted just over nine months. AutoNation bought Audi Owings Mills and eight other luxury department stores when it acquired Priority 1 Automotive Group in November.

AutoNation did not respond to a request for comment from Automotive News on the sale to Sonic.

AutoNation, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ranked first on the list of auto news, with 262,403 new cars sold in 2021.

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