FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
4/24/2020 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol LITHIA MOTORS INC [LAD]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
222 BERKELEY STREET, 21ST FLOOR
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          ___X___ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
BOSTON, MA 02116      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Class A Common Stock  2226068  I  See Footnotes (1)(2)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Shares reported herein as beneficially owned by Abrams Capital Management, L.P. (the "LP") represent shares held for the account of private investment funds for which the LP serves as investment manager. Abrams Capital Management, LLC (the "LLC") is the general partner of the LP, and Mr. Abrams is the managing member of the LLC, and in such capacities the LLC and Mr. Abrams may be deemed beneficial owners of the above-reference shares.
(2)  Each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the reported shares except to the extent of its or his pecuniary interest therein, and the inclusion of such securities in this report shall not be deemed an admission of beneficial ownership for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P.
222 BERKELEY STREET, 21ST FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116

X

ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC
222 BERKELEY STREET, 21ST FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116

X

Abrams David C
222 BERKELEY STREET, 21ST FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116

X


Signatures
/s/ Abrams Capital Management, L.P., by Abrams Capital Management, LLC, its General Partner, by David C. Abrams, Managing Member 5/1/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Abrams Capital Management, LLC, by David C. Abrams, Managing Member 5/1/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ David C. Abrams 5/1/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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