California new-car sales jumped nearly 13 percent in the first quarter
of this year, reaching the highest first-quarter total since 2008.
The California New Car Dealers Association said vehicle sales hit 403,658 in the first quarter, a 12.6 percent improvement from a year earlier.
"The recession that hit California's new vehicle market so drastically is finally disappearing from our rear-view mirror," said association president Brian Maas in a press release.
The association said the sales increase in California surpassed the improvement on the national level.
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