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April sees fleet sales rise 5%

Date: 11 May 2007

Ford S-max

Fleet car sales in April continued the upward trend for 2007. Total sales hit 86,068 vehicles, up 4.9% on April 2006's total of 82,082 cars.

The year-to-date figures were also up, at 412,933 units a 4.8% increase on the first four months of last year.

Strengthening its market leading position, Ford saw a 12% rise in April, helping it reach 8.5% growth for the year-to-date. Growth came mainly from the firm's range of MPVs - the C-max, BusinessCar Awards winning S-max and Galaxy.

Audi, Honda, VW and Toyota have all seen growth of 15% or more for the year to April, with BusinessCar Awards winning Audi up an impressive 37%.

Best performing of the top 10 individual models this month was the Fiat Punto, with an 86% rise and the VW Golf with a 37% hike in registrations putting it in third place after the Focus and Astra.

Top 10 Manufacturers - Jan-April 2007
PositionManufacturerYTD 07YTD 06% var
Top 10 Models - April 2007
PositionManufacturerApril 07April 06% var
1Ford Focus684162529.4
2Vauxhall Astra56636581-13.9
3VW Golf3468252737.2
4Vauxhall Vectra3368274822.6
5Ford Fiesta335931995.0
6Vauxhall Zafira312230323.0
7Vauxhall Corsa31033217-3.6
8Ford Mondeo28733037-5.4
9Fiat Punto2222119286.4
10VW Passat21242337-9.1