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May climb for fleet registrations

Date: 04 June 2010

The fleet market enjoyed a strong May as it recovered versus retail share off the back of the Government's scrappage scheme ending.

In May fleet registrations were 16.0% up on the same month in 2009 at 74,786, compared with an overall market up 13.5% and an 11.3% rise in retail registrations. That meant the fleet market's share of registrations was up to 48.8% in May, compared to 45.9% over the first five months of 2010.

Ford led Vauxhall in the manufacturer's chart, though the latter enjoyed a 22.0% growth versus Ford's 5.5% fall in May, with VW, Peugeot and BMW keeping Audi out of the top five. Renault's return was emphasised by a 295.15 increase in registrations, with all models bar Kangoo and Koleos recording growth of at least 85% in the fleet sector.

Ford grabbed top spot in the model chart too, with the Focus comfortably ahead of Vauxhall's Astra, with the VW Golf making it three different manufacturers filling out the top three spots before the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa finished the top five.

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Fleet registrations May 2010 - top ten manufacturers
ManufacturerMay 2010May 2009% change
1 Ford12,81013,561-5.5
2 Vauxhall10,8828922 22.0
3 VW76327030 8.6
4 BMW52584025 30.6
5 Peugeot5044354942.1
6 Audi49713883 28.0
7 Renault3418865 295.1
8 Nissan32052735 17.2
9 Toyota25432546-0.1
10 Mercedes25032104 19.0

Fleet registrations May 2010 - top ten models
ModelMay 2010May 2009% change
1 Ford Focus24344969 9.4
2 Vauxhall Astra42532118 100.8
3 VW Golf30512624 16.3
4 Ford Fiesta29813389-12.0
5 Vauxhall Corsa29153111-6.3
6 Nissan Qashqai21221897 11.9
7 BMW 3-series21021277 64.6
8 Vauxhall Zafira20231055 91.8
9 Peugeot 2071671134824.0
10 VW Passat15401930-20.2