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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
The California New Car Dealers Association is the country's largest state
association of franchised new car and truck dealers representing nearly 1,300
CONTACT: Kim McPhaul
(916) 441-2599 office
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