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AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 21,168 in February 2013


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--Total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2013 increased 6%


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - March 4, 2013: AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 21,168, an increase of 6% as compared to February 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2013 were 20,623, an increase of 3% as compared to February 2012.  Total retail new vehicle unit sales for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows:

  • 6,655 for Domestic, up 8% versus February 2012,
  • 10,467 for Import, flat versus February 2012, and
  • 4,046 for Premium Luxury, up 19% versus February 2012.

On a daily selling rate basis, AutoNation's total retail new vehicle unit sales increased 10%.  There were 24 selling days in February 2013 compared to 25 selling days in February 2012.

AutoNation expects to report March 2013 retail new vehicle unit sales on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.