Sonic Automotive Inc. opened its eighth EchoPark Automotive specialty pre-owned vehicle store.

The latest store is in Houston.  It joins locations in Denver, Dallas, Charlotte, N.C., and San Antonio, Texas.  

The EchoPark Houston team has already made an immediate impact with the Houston Food Bank by delivering 1,000 meals for needy families leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Sonic Automotive Inc. announced the expansion of its EchoPark Automotive brand to Charlotte, N.C.

EchoPark is Sonic’s chain of used-car superstores. 

The Charlotte location joins operations in Denver, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Charlotte is home to Sonic’s corporate headquarters.

EchoPark employees are already making an impact in the Charlotte market by volunteering their time and energy for the St. Jude organization's 5k Run/Walk. 

Ally has signed an agreement with Sonic Automotive Inc. to provide vehicle service contracts (VSCs) and guaranteed asset protection (GAP) coverage for the group's EchoPark dealerships in Colorado and Texas.

Through the agreement, EchoPark customers will have the option of adding Ally GAP and Ally Premier Protection service contracts to their purchases.

Ally Premier Protection covers the repair cost for over 7,400 mechanical, electrical and safety components on a vehicle, as well as some related expenses such as trip interruption, rental car coverage, towing and 24/7 roadside assistance.

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Sonic Automotive Inc. reports that its EchoPark stores grew their sales by over 2,800 units in the fourth quarter.

The standalone used-car stores sold over 10,600 units for the year with nearly 4,500 units retailed in the fourth quarter. 

EchoPark brand has become nearly 20 percent of Sonic's total pre-owned volume.

Sonic expects to open a third EchPark store in San Antonio, two stores in the Charlotte market, and its first EchoPark store in Houston during 2018. 

The vast majority of the company’s capital spending in 2018 will support the expansion of its EchoPark brand.