Newly-launched online data provider carspecs.com announced that Autobytel.com has signed a global contract with carspecs.com to provide Autobytel.com's international operations with access to carspecs.com's vehicle specifications databases.

carspecs.com provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive vehicle pricing, specifications and incentives available on a global basis in the industry today. Access to this information will enable Autobytel.com's internationally licensed websites to empower consumers with the localized vehicle data that they need to make their car buying decisions. Autobytel.com's international reach spans four continents with branded websites and partners around the world making it the global leader in online automotive e-commerce. In addition to services currently available in Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Japan, websites in Australia and the Netherlands are currently readying for launch. Autobytel Europe was formed earlier this year.

"What attracted us to carspecs.com for our international businesses was their ability to provide vehicle specifications on a global scale," said Josh McCarter, Vice-President, International Business Development, Autobytel.com. "Autobytel.com helped change the car-buying process in the U.S. by harnessing the Internet to offer a consumer-friendly car purchasing process in an information rich environment. Data is key to the Autobytel.com revolution. The breadth and depth of the data resources of carspecs.com will enable us to continue this revolution worldwide through our rapidly expanding global initiatives."

"We are pleased to offer Autobytel.com our extensive resource of global data," said David Mingle, CEO of carspecs.com. "In the fast-paced online environment, carspecs.com is committed to providing timely and reliable services to our clients on a global scale."

About Autobytel.com

Internationally branded Autobytel.com is the acknowledged leader in online automotive commerce. The most comprehensive automotive Internet site, Autobytel.com offers consumers a positive purchasing and ownership experience, while providing its Accredited Dealer Network with the most efficient way to reach online car buyers. As it assists consumers through every aspect of the automotive lifecycle, Autobytel.com provides continuity into the next vehicle purchase. Launched in March 1995, Autobytel.com's low-cost, no-haggle car- buying program is available in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Japan. In 2000, Autobytel.com was ranked #1 in Dealer Satisfaction with Online Buying Services for the third year in a row(a).


(a) J.D. Power and Associates 1998 - 2000 Dealer Satisfaction With Online Buying Services Studies(SM). 2000 study conducted among dealership Internet specialists who completed 2,144 evaluations of individual services. www.jdpower.com.

About carspecs.com

carspecs.com is an online data resource for vehicle specifications. Launched in the U.S. in April, 2000, carspecs.com has contracts with automotive suppliers, financial institutions and internet buying services globally. Working with technology partners around the U.S., carspecs.com can help clients develop a fully integrated, easy to maintain Website, while providing the most up-to-date vehicle specifications, pricing and incentive information in the industry through an exclusive agreement with JATO Dynamics, the leading global automotive data research organization of its kind.

For more information, please visit www.carspecs.com, or contact them via email at sales@carspecs.com.