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Diesel sales show steady decline

DIESEL sales to the fleet market fell further last month although the decline was smaller than in the retail sector. In September the total diesel market accounted for 25,487 - down 16.1% on September 1995's 30,368 total - with fleet accounting for 14,363 units - down 9.3% from 15,841 units. Meanwhile, in the first nine months of the year the total diesel market is down 11% at 296,987 on the 333,563 total of the first nine months of 1995 with fleet sales down 3.5% at 167,678 (173,754).

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel manufacturers in September were: Ford, 2,988; Peugeot, 2,693; Vauxhall; 2,508; Rover, 1,827; Volkswagen, 1,328; Citroen, 865; Renault, 698; Audi, 428; Nissan, 276; Toyota, 158.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel models in September were: Ford Mondeo, 1,416; Peugeot 306, 1,215; Vauxhall Astra, 1,137; VW Golf, 997; Vauxhall Vectra, 924; Peugeot 406, 916; Ford Escort, 807; Rover 400, 670; Citroen Xantia, 623; Ford Fiesta, 535.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel manufacturers in 1996 are: Peugeot, 42,352; Ford, 33,631; Vauxhall, 27,414; Rover, 17,761; Citroen, 15,272; Volkswagen, 10,454; Renault, 7,826; Audi, 3,717; Nissan, 2,923; Toyota, 1,191.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel models in 1996 are: Peugeot 306, 17,033; Ford Mondeo, 16,247; Vauxhall Astra, 12,699; Vauxhall Vectra, 10,456; Ford Escort, 10,173; Peugeot, 406 9,444; Citroen Xantia, 9,427; Peugeot 106, 7,750; Rover 400, 6,965; VW Golf, 6,313.

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