* CEO expects 2013 U.S. auto sales near 15.5 million * Branding change at 210 franchises * New-vehicle sales up 19 percent in fourth quarter By Bernie Woodall Jan 31 (Reuters) - AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. auto dealer group, said strong new vehicle sales boosted its fourth-quarter net income by 20 percent and revenue by 13 percent. New-vehicle sales in the fourth quarter rose 19 percent to $2.48 billion. ...
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