DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association is reporting a 22 percent increase in new vehicle registrations in 2012 compared with 2011.

The association on Monday reported there were 158,630 registrations of new vehicles in Colorado last year, up from 130,179 in 2011. Association President Tim Jackson says most of the growth happened in small- and medium-sized vehicles, indicating that Coloradans are still focused on increased fuel economy.

Jackson says the all-time high for new vehicle registrations in Colorado was set in 2000 with 207,836.

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