Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is an operator in the automotive retailing industry. As of December 31, 2010, the Company owned and operated 119 franchises at 95 dealership locations and 22 collision service centers in the United States of America and 10 franchises at five dealerships and three collision centers in the United Kingdom. Through its operating subsidiaries, it markets and sells a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles and related financing, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts, warranty, insurance and extended service contracts. In October 2011, the Company announced the acquisition of David Taylor Cadillac Buick GMC in Houston, opened two new Volkswagen dealerships in the San Diego and Beaumont, Texas, and opened Sterling McCall Fiat in Houston. In January 2012, the Company acquired Hilton Head BMW.