Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, is celebrating a record-breaking 11 million vehicles sold. AutoNation is the first and only retailer in the history of the automotive industry to reach this milestone. In 11 markets from coast to coast, the company is surprising 11 customers by handing them the keys to their vehicles, payment free.
On May 22nd, Evelin Hernandez, a mother of three adopted children, was speechless when she received a brand new SUV free of charge at AutoNation Chevrolet Gulf Freeway. Later that day Alaina Taylor, a single mother of two, was handed the keys to a new vehicle at AutoNation Chevrolet in West Austin. The following day, two well-deserving Corpus Christi residents also received brand new cars at AutoNation dealerships in North and South Corpus Christi.
AutoNation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jackson said, "The extraordinary accomplishment of being the first automotive company to sell 11 million vehicles is an opportunity to show our appreciation to those who have made this historic moment possible, our customers."
In addition to the 11 car giveaways, AutoNation is donating four ProMaster Passenger vans to community partners who are on the front lines in the fight against cancer, beginning with the May 19th donation of a ProMaster Passenger Van to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, followed by van donations to Brent's Place in Denver, the Nevada Children's Cancer Fund in Las Vegas and the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery in South Florida.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of March 31, 2017, AutoNation owned and operated 372 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold 11 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
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