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AutoNation total retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2013 increased 32% versus August 2012


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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--Sept. 5, 2013: AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 30,582, an increase of 32% as compared to August 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2013 were 29,221, an increase of 26% as compared to August 2012. Total retail new vehicle unit sales for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows:

9,308 for Domestic, up 34% versus August 2012,

16,173 for Import, up 29% versus August 2012, and

5,101 for Premium Luxury, up 37% versus August 2012.

For sales reporting purposes, in 2013, the industry included the Labor Day holiday weekend in the month of August, and in 2012, included such holiday weekend in the month of September.

AutoNation expects to report September 2013 retail new vehicle unit sales on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.