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Fleet registrations up 25% in June

Date: 19 July 2010

The fleet market staged something of a resurrection last month, with registrations up 25.3%, compared with June 2009, to 100,250 units with Vauxhall dominating both manufacturer and model sales charts.

The overall market was 10.8% up, and with private sales suffering from the end of the scrappage scheme it was fleet that returned to its dominant position, as confidence across both company cars and the rental market drove the sector to a 51.3% share of new car registrations.

It was a spectacular month for Vauxhall, grabbing top spot from Ford by a huge margin - 22,018 registrations against 13,379 from Ford. VW was again in third, ahead of BMW and Peugeot. Ford and Mercedes were the only brands in the top 10 not to increase registrations on June 2009.

Ford claims it had a deliberate policy last month of capping short-cycle rental volume to protect RVs and the "integrity of its business."

The Vauxhall Astra topped the fleet models table with 8477 registrations, with its Corsa little brother second on 6032 registrations in June. Ford's Focus and Fiesta were third and fourth, with The Nissan Qashqai continuing to grow in popularity with fifth spot, more than doubling its June 2009 volume.

There was also a big rise across fleet and retail in registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles, which took a largest ever market share of 1.2%.

Top ten manufacturers – June 2010
ManufacturerJune 2010June 2009% change
1 Vauxhall22,01812,395 77.6
2 Ford13,37917,113-21.8
3 VW93338028 16.3
4 BMW62394557 36.9
5 Peugeot61085301 15.2
6 Audi53694534 18.4
7 Renault46841096 327.4
8 Nissan45292720 66.5
9 Citroen34751968 76.6
10 Mercedes34213751-8.8

Top ten models – June 2010
ModelJune 2010June 2009% change
1 Vauxhall Astra84773511 141.4
2 Vauxhall Corsa60324005 50.6
3 Ford Focus48006467-25.8
4 Ford Fiesta34964595-23.9
5 Nissan Qashqai32541377 136.3
6 VW Golf32362854 13.4
7 Vauxhall Insignia31782831 12.3
8 Vauxhall Zafira31661323 139.3
9 BMW 3-series25881476 75.3
10 Peugeot 20721482426 11.5

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