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AutoNation Announces Highest Quarterly Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales since Q3 2007


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Third Quarter Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 76,743, Up 13% over Third Quarter 2012

-- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2013 were 20,758 (As announced in the August sales release this year, Labor Day weekend was reported in August sales versus September in 2012.)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--Oct. 2, 2013: AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in the third quarter of 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 76,743, an increase of 13% as compared to the third quarter of 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, increased 8% compared to the third quarter of 2012. Total retail new vehicle unit sales for AutoNation's operating segments, in the third quarter of 2013, were as follows:

23,782 for Domestic, up 17% versus third quarter of 2012, 39,092 for Import, up 9% versus third quarter of 2012, and 13,869 for Premium Luxury, up 19% versus third quarter of 2012.

Total retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 20,758, a decrease of 10% as compared to September 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2013 were 19,829, a decrease of 14% as compared to September 2012. (As announced in the August sales release this year, Labor Day weekend was reported in August sales versus September in 2012.) Total retail new vehicle unit sales for AutoNation's operating segments, in September 2013, were as follows:

6,524 for Domestic, down 5% versus September 2012, 9,853 for Import, down 17% versus September 2012, and 4,381 for Premium Luxury, up 3% versus September 2012.