Autobytel® Highlight: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

  Autobytel® Highlight: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

                     Autobytel Editors Recap World Debuts

LA Auto Show 2012

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- December 19, 2012

Every year, car manufacturers inhabit the halls of the Los Angeles Convention
Center, showcasing their hottest new cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With
all the Hollywood-like glitz and glam, the LA Auto Show can drive anyone into
sensory overload and overwhelm even the most seasoned automotive enthusiast.
Fortunately, the editors at Autobytel Inc.(Nasdaq: ABTL), captured all the
fun and spectacle of the show and created their highlight reel of the latest
new vehicle introductions.

“There were over 50 new vehicle world debuts at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto
Show,” said Autobytel editor-in-chief Michelle Naranjo. “The Autobytel team
covered every press conference and new vehicle introduction at the auto show.
Not only do we have articles on our website, we also have videos on our
YouTube page to show the vehicles to consumers who didn’t have the chance to
attend the show.”

Concept Cars at the LA Auto Show
For many of us, nothing is more show stopping than the newest concept cars.
Whether we’ve seen them on the silver screen or heard rumors about them
through the grapevine, concept cars dazzle us with their innovative designs
and audacious features. This year, Bentley featured its Continental GT3
Concept, a luxury race car that might be available to private buyers wanting
the perfect track car. Also on display was the BMW i3 Concept, the luxury
3-door electric car of the future. And to please the youthful Millennials,
Hyundai debuted the Veloster C3 Concept with a roll back canvas top and cargo
area covered in a mosaic of recycled skateboard decks. Tony Hawk might even
approve of this one.

Luxury and Sports Cars
Love luxury cars but want the speed and velocity of a sports car? These days,
you can have both thanks to the newest models from Audi, Jaguar and Aston
Martin to name a few. The all-new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish made a splash at
the LA Auto Show, making it one of this year’s most popular attractions.
Equally impressive was the 2014 Jaguar XFR-S, which combines high-performance
and luxury into one with a V8, 5.0-liter engine and an 8-speed automatic
transmission. Audi also stepped up to the plate by bringing the option of
clean diesel to the states with 3 luxury sedans (A6, A7, A8) and its Q5 SUV.

SUV
In the ever-popular crossover SUV category, Ford, Fiat and Subaru were just a
handful of manufacturers who went the extra mile to upgrade their vehicles.
Fiat is jumping into the crossover race with its 2014 Fiat 500L 5-seater. Also
noteworthy is the stylish 2014 Ford Transit Connect, a wagon by name, but the
capacity to rival any minivan on the market. And if you have your eye on the
Subaru Forester, you’ll be happy to hear that the 2014 model has improved fuel
efficiency and a turbo option to boost.

To read more about the highlighted vehicles from the 2012 LA Auto Show, visit
www.Autobytel.com. Watch exclusive videos onAutobytel's YouTube pageor join
the conversation on theAutobytelFacebook Fan Page.

About Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc., an online leader offering consumer purchase requests and
marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and providing consumers
with the information they need to purchase new and used cars, pioneered the
automotive Internet when it launched its flagship website in 1995. Autobytel
continues to offer innovative products and services to help consumers buy, and
auto dealers and manufacturers sell, more used and new cars. Autobytel has
helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected
thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every
major automaker market its brand online. Through its flagship website, network
of automotive sites and respected online affiliates, Autobytel continues its
dedication to innovating the industry's highest quality Internet programs to
provide consumers with a comprehensive and positive automotive research and
purchasing experience, and auto dealers, dealer groups and auto manufacturers
with some of the industry's most productive and cost-effective customer
referral and marketing programs.

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Autobytel Inc. Media Relations
MSC-PR
Michelle Suzuki
310-444-7115
michelle@msc-pr.com
or
Autobytel Inc. Investor Relations
PondelWilkinson Inc.
Roger Pondel/Laurie Berman
310-279-5980
investor@pondel.com
or
Autobytel Inc.
Curtis E. DeWalt
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
949-437-4694
curtisd@autobytel.com
 
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