January 19, 2021

Sonic Automotive Continues EchoPark Expansion with Land Acquisition in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Sonic Automotive, Inc. (“Sonic” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SAH), a Fortune 500 Company and one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today announced it has purchased approximately four acres of land directly adjacent to the Company’s Charlotte, North Carolina, EchoPark retail hub location. The expanded property will accommodate approximately 400 additional inventory parking spaces, bringing the total inventory capacity at the Charlotte EchoPark retail hub location to approximately 1,000 vehicles.

David Smith, Sonic Automotive’s and EchoPark Automotive’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our continued investment in our Charlotte EchoPark location reflects the increasing customer demand we’re seeing in the metro area and neighboring markets. Our Charlotte retail hub will continue to play a key role as we expand our EchoPark footprint throughout the region with the opening of additional EchoPark delivery and buy centers in the near future, which

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Man killed after being hit, thrown from bicycle in Charlotte crash



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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A man riding a bicycle was hit and killed in a crash in southwest Charlotte early Monday morning.

The wreck happened around 5 a.m. on Sam Wilson Road near Moores Chapel Road. Medic says one person was pronounced dead on scene.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers responded in reference to a crash involving an SUV and a bicycle. When police arrived, they found the SUV, which had crashed into the back of a bicycle.

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Officers also found the man who was riding the bicycle in the road.

According to CMPD, a preliminary investigation indicated the SUV was headed south on Sam Wilson Road from Moores Chapel Road towards I-85. Police say the man on the bicycle was also headed south on Sam Wilson Road.

The SUV crashed into the back of the bicycle, throwing the man several feet in the

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