AutoNation acquires 11 Peacock Automotive dealerships

The dealerships have been renamed: AutoNation Hyundai Columbia-Genesis of West Columbia and Jaguar-Land Rover Columbia, the two in South Carolina AutoNation Hyundai Savannah-Genesis of Savannah and AutoNation Volkswagen Savannah in Ga 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 involves baseball’s Ken Griffey Jr., law firm Jay Brennan and another unnamed law firm as investors, Warner Peacock previously instructed Automotive Information.

Warner Peacock, who made use of Stephens Inc. as an adviser in the sale, is retaining a Ford dealership in Maitland, Fla.

AutoNation, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ranks No. one on Automotive Information‘ listing of the best one hundred fifty dealership teams based mostly in the U.S., retailing 249,654 new motor vehicles in 2020.