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Lentuo International Provides Full Year 2013 Guidance and Announces Opening of its Flagship FAW-Volkswagen Store



Lentuo International Provides Full Year 2013 Guidance and Announces Opening of
                      its Flagship FAW-Volkswagen Store

PR Newswire

BEIJING, July 24, 2013

BEIJING, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentuo International Inc. (NYSE: LAS)
("Lentuo" or the "Company"), a leading non-state-owned automobile retailer
headquartered in Beijing, today announced that its flagship FAW-Volkswagen
("FAW-VW") store in Beijing was officially opened during a ceremony held last
week. The flagship store had been undergoing trial-operations since May, 2013.

Located in Wangsiying township near Beijing's East Fourth Ring Road, the
flagship FAW-VW store is adjacent to a large, heavily trafficked shopping mall
and entertainment center as well as an exclusive housing community which will
increase Lentuo's visibility and attract new customers. The dealership offers
customers the latest model FAW-VW vehicles and provides the highest standard
in automobile repair and maintenance services. The flagship store will also
offer a full suite of value-added after sales services, including vehicle
financing, auto insurance, car leasing, auto accessories, spare parts as well
as a pre-owned car business.

The flagship store covers an area of 14,000 square meters and contains a
three-story building with a 7,000 square meter showroom able to showcase 22
cars. The repair and maintenance service center has 56 separate workstations
that are able to service up to 200 vehicles per day. The flagship store is
expected to sell more than 3,000 vehicles annually and contribute vehicle
sales of approximately RMB500 million annually.

"The opening of this flagship store represents a major milestone for Lentuo
and another momentous step forward in our longstanding relationship with
FAW-VW. Lentuo began selling FAW-VW vehicles in 1997 and has since deepened
its relationship with FAW-VW by opening 4 FAW-VW dealerships so far, including
the flagship store which is the largest FAW-VW dealership in China. As we move
forward, we will continue strengthen our relationship with FAW-VW as we
leverage the financial resources and support provided by First Automobile
Finance, a subsidiary of FAW Group, for our network expansion following the
comprehensive cooperation agreement we signed in August 2012," commented Mr.
Hetong Guo, Founder and Chairman of Lentuo International.

"We have grown steadily over the past few years, doubling the number of
dealerships to 12 since we listed on the NYSE in 2010. With the Company
operating more efficiently and growing steadily, we expect to regain
profitability in the second quarter of 2013, and realize no less than $10
million in net income for the full year 2013. With the recent investment of
RMB300 million from our JV partner, Itochu, we have ample cash flow, and we
are confident in our ability to deliver on our growth strategy."

About Lentuo International Inc.

Lentuo is a leading non-state-owned automobile retailer headquartered in
Beijing. Lentuo operates 12 franchise dealerships, 10 automobile showrooms,
one automobile repair shops and one car leasing company.

About FAW Group

FAW Group is a global leader in the vehicle manufacturing industry with a
50-year history of innovation. Founded in 1953, FAW employs 118,000 people
around the world and sells products in over 70 countries. As China's
state-owned automotive corporation, the company's total assets are valued at
RMB131,491 billion. FAW is a diversified maker of quality light, medium, and
heavy-duty trucks, automobiles, municipal buses and luxury tourist coaches,
custom bus chassis, and mini-vehicles with total sales in excess of 7 million
vehicles worldwide. FAW maintains the lead market position within China while
continuing to expand into new international markets, executing a carefully
planned strategy to build a comprehensive global organization.

About First Automobile Finance Co.

First Automobile Finance Co., Ltd. is a nonbanking financial institution that
belongs to First Automobile Works (FAW). It is dedicated to developing
automobile financing business into a pillar segment of FAW.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements
constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects,"
"anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates,"
"target," "going forward," "outlook" and similar statements. Such statements
are based upon management's current expectations and current market and
operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict
and many of which are beyond the Company's control, which may cause the
Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding
these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not
undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under
applicable law.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Jiangyu Luo
Acting CFO
Lentuo International Inc.

Email: luojiangyu@lentuo.net

Christensen
Mr. Christian Arnell
Telephone: +86-10-5826-4939 in Beijing
Email: carnell@christensenir.com

Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004 (U.S.A.)
Email: lbergkamp@christensenir.com

SOURCE Lentuo International Inc.
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