Sonic Automotive didn’t have to leave home to open its newest EchoPark Automotive store.
The retailer has launched an EchoPark used-car standalone store in Charlotte, N.C., which also happens to be where Sonic is headquartered.
The new store is located at 3648 E. Independence Blvd. in Charlotte, about three miles from corporate headquarters.
In addition to this North Carolina location, Sonic now has EchoPark stores in Denver, Dallas and San Antonio.
“We are so proud of this rapidly growing brand and the overwhelming positive reviews we are receiving about the customer experience and our team,” Sonic president Jeff Dyke said in a news release.
“Since 2014, EchoPark has seen triple-digit growth, a great testament to the model and the value of not only meeting, but exceeding customer expectations.”
The company said in a news release that employees of the store have begun volunteering in the Charlotte community for the St. Jude organization’s 5K Run/Walk.
General manager Sanjay Prakash said in the news release: “We are really proud of the team we have brought together here in Charlotte to launch EchoPark Automotive.
“The common denominator of this group is their enthusiasm and commitment to our guests, ensuring they receive the highest level of care when interacting with EchoPark.”
Added Sonic chief executive David Smith: “EchoPark makes a significant economic impact in these communities with substantial dollars invested to open the new stores.
“Beyond the economic impact of our stores, EchoPark is further committed to being a great corporate citizen with extensive community service involvement in our localities,” Smith said.