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Audi overtakes BMW as 2007 fleet registrations rise

Date: 08 January 2008   |   Author: Tom Webster

New car registrations rose by 3.3% in the fleet market for 2007.

1,194,811 cars were registered in the last 12 months, with Ford emerging as the most popular manufacturer. Its Focus remains the most popular choice for the industry, accounting for 79,408 of 205,860 units sold, just shading Vauxhall's Astra by a tiny 38 units.

Despite the victory, the Focus's figures are down by 5.9% on last year, while the Astra was up 8.6% on 2006.

Elsewhere in the manufacturer top ten, Audi was the biggest winner, overtaking both BMW and Toyota with a rise in sales of 28%. This took Audi to a 4.8% share of the market.

Volkswagen's Golf was the big success story of the model registration list. It jumped from seventh to fourth, leapfrogging the Ford Mondeo, and Vauxhall's Corsa and Zafira.

Top ten fleet manufacturers of 2007
 Manufacturer2006 2007 % change
1.Ford206,979205,860-0.5
2.Vauxhall194,626205,479 5.6
3.VW108,439114,854 5.9
4.Peugeot75,29073,552-2.3
5.Renault73,67466,692-9.5
6.Audi45,07657,706 28.0
7.BMW56,44254,159-4.0
8.Toyota50,07750,347 0.5
9.Citroen35,95240,572 12.9
10.Honda29,60737,407 26.3
Top ten fleet models of 2007
 Model2006 2007 % change
1.Ford Focus84,38779,408-5.9
2.Vauxhall Astra73,06479,370 8.6
3.Ford Fiesta44,00043,656-0.8
4.VW Golf36,11741,518 15.0
5.Ford Mondeo41,18839,082-5.1
6.Vauxhall Corsa36,49039,071 7.1
7.Vauxhall Zafira36,98437,493 1.4
8.Vauxhall Vectra33,09237,020 11.9
9.VW Passat29,00729,574 2.0
10.Peugeot 20712,81026,497 106.8



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