PETALUMA (KCBS) – Things are certainly speeding along, and in the right direction, for California auto dealerships. The Bay Area is no exception – local new car sales figures mirror those reported statewide.
The California New Car Dealers Association recently released figures showing that the number of new cars sold throughout the state was up more than 25% in 2012, compared to 2011. Experian Automotive released a similar statistic for Sonoma County, where new car sales were said to be up 27% in 2012, compared to the county’s 2011 new car sales numbers.READ MORE: San Leandro Police Arrest 2 Suspects -- Age 12 and 13 -- in Armed Carjacking
By contrast, the nationwide trend for new car sales in 2012 was just a 13.4% increase over 2011 sales.