Fleet sales drop 16% in September
08 October 2008
Fleet registrations for September, the first month for the new '58' plate, ended down 16.1% at 158,345 units. This drop dragged the year-to-date fleet total down 3.3% to 912,724 units.
The biggest falls have been suffered, in the main, by the traditional market leaders. September saw Renault down more than 50% (and drop out of the top 10), Peugeot down nearly 30% and Ford fall 18%.
Vauxhall and VW were also down, but less than the market average.
Of the top 10 players Mercedes and Audi saw sales rise, but rival prestige brand BMW fell almost 20% in fleet.
Audi's performance was due mainly to a 20% hike in A4 registrations.
Interestingly, Honda's fleet registrations for September dropped more than 20% due to poor Civic sales, despite the firm's year-to-date figure remaining nearly 18% up.
Fiat was up 12.3% in the month, however, this was entirely due to the 500 which countered falls in Bravo and Punto fleet sales of 34% and 26% respectively.
|Top 10 manufacturers September sales|
|Top 10 models in September|
|Top 10 manufacturers year-to-date sales|