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Autobytel Wins Highest Rated New Car Leads in the DrivingSales 2015 Dealer Satisfaction Awards

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), a leading provider of online automotive services connecting consumers with dealers, today announced it has won Highest Rated New Car Leads in the prestigious DrivingSales 2015 Dealer Satisfaction Awards. Autobytel has won this distinction for two consecutive years.



The Dealer Satisfaction Awards are based on cumulative ratings tallied and verified over the calendar year (January – December) at DrivingSales Vendor Ratings. DrivingSales Vendor Ratings is a neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum featuring real-time peer reviews and competitor comparisons, and provides dealerships with important information from actual customers who have hands-on experience using vendor products/solutions in their stores. Each rating is verified from actual dealership employees.

“This award means a great deal to our company since dealers vote and they are the ones who are intrinsically familiar with the quality of the products and services they use on a daily basis,” said Jeff Coats, president and CEO of Autobytel Inc. “Autobytel was founded by a car dealer over 20 years ago and has always been committed to helping dealers drive business, enhance customer service, and ultimately sell more cars. This latest DrivingSales award validates our hard work and our promise to deliver the highest quality products and services in the industry.”

Autobytel consistently ranks as a top quality digital automotive leader. The company was recently named a Gold New Vehicle Lead provider by Auto Dealer Monthly in the 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards, and was named Highest Rated New Car Leads in the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards for 2014. It was also named a Top Rated New Car Lead provider in 2013 by DrivingSales; a finalist of the 2013 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Award; and both a Power 250 Company and a Major Player in the Used Car Industry by Auto Remarketing Magazine.

To learn more about Autobytel’s award-winning new and used car leads, as well as technologies such as TextShield®, SaleMove, and PaymentPro® and the company’s leading advertising and marketing tools, visit www.dealer.autobytel.com and www.mobile.autobytel.com.

About Autobytel Inc.

Autobytel Inc. provides high quality consumer leads and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States and offers consumers robust and original online automotive content to help them make informed car-buying decisions. The company pioneered the automotive internet in 1995 with its flagship website http://www.autobytel.com/ and has since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Investors and other interested parties can receive Autobytel news releases and invitations to special events by accessing the online registration form at investor.autobytel.com/alerts.cfm.

Autobytel Inc. Media Relations Splash Media Jennifer Lange 949-916-4820 jlange@getsplashmedia.com or Autobytel Inc. Investor Relations Kimberly Boren Chief Financial Officer 949-862-1396 kimb@autobytel.com or Cody Slach or Sean Mansouri Liolios Group, Inc. 949-574-3860 abtl@liolios.com

Source:Autobytel Inc.