CNCDA:CALIFORNIA '12 NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS ROSE 25.3% VS '11

     (The following press release from the California New Car Dealers 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2013 
California's 2012 New Vehicle Sales on a Winning Streak 
SACRAMENTO - The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) announced that 
2012 new vehicle registrations in California increased 25.3 percent over 2011.  
California's new car sales increases are still outpacing the national sales 
that were up 13.4 percent versus 2011.  Over 1.6 million new cars and light 
trucks were purchased during 2012, numbers that we have not seen since 2007. 
"With California's economy on the rebound, consumers feel confident again about 
buying a new car and there has never been a wider selection of models to choose 
from." said Darryl Holter, CNCDA Chairman who operates the Downtown L.A. Auto 
Group of eight dealerships. 
The California Auto Outlook Fourth Quarter 2012 Market Report provides 
comprehensive information on the state's new vehicle market with charts and 
graphs. The report includes: a market perspective, comparing California 
nationally; brand scoreboards; a regional recap and more.  Click 
here<http://www.cncda.org/secure/GetFile.aspx?ID=2443> to view the complete 
report on CNCDA's website www.cncda.org<http://www.cncda.org/>. 
California Auto Outlook, is produced for CNCDA by Auto Outlook, Inc., an 
independent research company specializing in the analysis of statewide and 
regional automotive markets. Data Source: AutoCount data from Experian 
Automotive. 
About CNCDA
The California New Car Dealers Association is the country's largest state 
association of franchised new car and truck dealers representing nearly 1,300 
dealers. 
CONTACT: Kim McPhaul
(916) 441-2599 office
kmcphaul@cncda.org 
(kgt)NY 
 
 
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