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Colorado races ahead in February vehicle sales

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February sales of new cars and trucks, in Colorado, far outpaced the national trend. The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association reports that sales are up nearly 12 percent compared to a year ago.

Mid-size crossover SUVs and mid-size SUVs were the hottest sellers.

New vehicle registrations for Lexus, Audi, Acura, Mazda and Jeep increased by more than 25 percent so far this year.

Nationally, vehicles sales were relatively flat. Ford was down 6 percent. General Motors was off about 1 percent, while Chrysler sales were up 11 percent.

Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado dealers association, said in a statement, "While January and February usually are the two slowest sales months of the year nationally, and cold weather along with major snowfalls led to chillings of sales results elsewhere, in Colorado, we're seeing a continued, positive trend in new car and truck registrations."

The Denver Auto Show will give consumers the chance to see the latest in new vehicles. It will take place at the Colorado Convention Center, from April 9-13.

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