Mazda’s fleet sales in the first three quarters of 2014 are up 34% on the same period in 2013 thanks to a 67% increase in the core corporate segment.

In that period, the Japanese car market said its fleet sales totaled 10,924 cars, accounting for 35% of total registrations for the company.

Mazda said it is on course for its third successive year of 20% growth in 2014.

Its fleet sales are also up by 25%, with core fleet registrations up by what it calls “more than 50%,” in the first half of its financial year – April – September – as the firm reduces its volumes of daily rental, mobility and captive internal cars.

“More than 40 per cent of the growth in core fleet sales has come from all-new Mazda3”, said Mazda head of fleet Steve Tomlinson. “The forward fleet order bank is strong and traction continues to increase particularly in respect of the all-new Mazda3 as it increasingly wins a place on company car policies.”