Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is an operator in the automotive retail industry. The Company, through its dealerships, sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services, and sells vehicle parts. The Company operates through three segments: the U.S., which includes the activities of its corporate office, the United Kingdom and Brazil. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 210 franchises, representing 31 brands of automobiles, at 159 dealership locations and 38 collision centers across the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 146 franchises at 111 dealership locations and 29 collision service centers in the United States, 41 franchises at 30 dealership locations and eight collision centers in the United Kingdom and 23 franchises at 18 dealership locations and one collision center in Brazil.