AutoNation (AN) New Vehicle Sales Rose 15% in December

January 4, 2013 8:21 AM EST Send to a Friend
AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in December 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 27,958, an increase of 15 percent as compared to December 2011. Retail new vehicle unit sales for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows:
  • 8,415 for Domestic, up 11% versus December 2011,

  • 13,450 for Import, up 18% versus December 2011, and

  • 6,093 for Premium Luxury, up 14% versus December 2011.


On a daily selling rate basis, AutoNation's retail new vehicle unit sales increased 19%. There were 26 selling days in December 2012 compared to 27 selling days in December 2011.

For the fourth quarter of 2012, AutoNation's retail new vehicle unit sales, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, increased 16%, with Domestic up 10%, Import up 20%, and Premium Luxury up 17%, in each case as compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.

For full year 2012, AutoNation's retail new vehicle unit sales, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, increased 20%, with Domestic up 14%, Import up 27%, and Premium Luxury up 13%, in each case as compared to full year 2011.


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