Automotive News Top 150 dealership groups: Consolidation continued in 2020

Rodolfo Schellin

McLarty Automotive was among the the largest gainers in store rely final calendar year, obtaining added 7 dealerships in 2020 for a whole of 38 suppliers by calendar year conclusion. That put it in fourth area, tied with Swickard Auto Team, for teams with the best quantity of suppliers added in 2020.

Lithia Motors topped that record, introducing 21 suppliers to finish the calendar year with 209. It was followed by DARCARS Automotive Team, which added fourteen for a whole of 39, and RFJ Auto Partners Holdings, which added 13 for a whole of 38.

In addition to the Asbury offer, McLarty near the conclusion of 2020 purchased a Kia store in Missouri from Morgan Automotive Team.

Morgan Automotive went on its personal browsing spree in 2020, introducing 6 suppliers to finish the calendar year with 45. CEO Brett Morgan said the COVID-19 outbreak briefly took the wind out of the group’s sails. Just before the pandemic, “we ended up crushing it,” he said.

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