SOURCE: Dealix Corporation

May 11, 2006 13:22 ET

Top 100 Automotive Internet Retailers Name Dealix Corporation Their #1 Lead Provider for Second Year

Auto Dealer Monthly Annual Ranking Shows Dealix Serves 74%

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 11, 2006 -- Dealix Corporation, the market expert and leader in automotive Internet marketing services and a division of The Cobalt Group, Inc., announced today that it is the No. 1 new car lead provider to the Top 100 Automotive Internet Retailers. According to Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine's annual study, more of the Top 100 Internet Retailers, as defined by total Internet-generated vehicle sales in 2005, use Dealix than any other new car lead provider. This is the second year in a row that Dealix has earned this honor.

"In an industry that is facing challenges on a variety of fronts, seeing the growing success of these dealers each year is very inspiring," said Greg Goebel, CEO of Auto Dealer Monthly. "By helping dealers connect with more car buyers more efficiently, Internet service providers like Dealix play an enormous role in helping them be successful in today's market."

"Sales stemming from Internet leads are the basis of our overall sales growth," said Ed Harris, Internet sales director for Superior Toyota Chevrolet Hummer of Mission, Kansas, one of the Top 100 Internet Retailers in the list. "This has been true for several years running. Part of this reflects a large-scale trend, but we've been able to make the most of it thanks to our dedicated Internet team and the leads provided by Dealix."

This year dealers also rated Dealix their No.1 New Car Sales Lead Provider in Auto Dealer Monthly's Dealers' Choice Awards.

About Auto Dealer Monthly

Auto Dealer Monthly is a publication that provides educational and informational material to retail automotive personnel. It is distributed to more than 30,000 dealers nationwide. The complete story and detailed analysis of the Auto Dealer Monthly Top 100 Internet Retailers ranking can be found in the May 2006 issue of Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine.


About Dealix Corporation

Dealix Corporation, a division of The Cobalt Group, Inc., is the expert and leader in automotive Internet marketing services. Dealix connects thousands of serious vehicle buyers with automobile dealerships, large dealer groups, and automotive manufacturers every day. Dealix owns and operates InvoiceDealers.com, one of the industry's leading auto buying portals and the largest source of Internet sales leads processed through the Dealix Lead Trading Platform(SM) (LTP), a suite of proprietary technology products and business services. The Dealix LTP processes over 2.2 million vehicle shoppers monthly from InvoiceDealers and the Dealix Lead Acquisition Network(SM), a collection of preeminent partner websites. Dealix publishes the Dealix Dealer Newsletter, the largest circulation e-newsletter in the industry, uniquely targeted to helping dealers sell more cars via the Internet. Dealix Corporation also provides market intelligence via its data analysis division, Dealix Business Intelligence(SM) (DBI). DBI's concise reports, derived from broad-scale market data, provide insight into what's working in the online automotive industry, giving Dealix partners a distinct competitive advantage.

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