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Diesel decline continues

IN the first 11 months of 1996 fleet diesel sales totalled 200,292 - 3.4% down on the same period last year when diesel fleet sales totalled 207,268 - to take a 21.95% market share. Last month fleet diesel sales totalled 16,291 - 1.9% down on November 1995 - to take a 23.2% market share.

Total UK new car diesel sales in the first 11 months of 1996 stand at 352,715, down 9.9% on the same period last year with the fleet industry's share of those sales up from 53% to 56.8%.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel manufacturers January-November 1996 are: Peugeot, 49,599; Ford, 39,426; Vauxhall, 32,966; Rover, 20,220; Citroen, 17,507; Volkswagen, 12,683; Renault, 9,027; Audi, 4,551; Nissan, 3,369; Land Rover, 3,279.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel models January-November 1996 are: Peugeot 306, 19,793; Ford Mondeo, 19,433; Vauxhall Astra, 15,304; Vauxhall Vectra, 12,242; Peugeot 406, 12,141; Ford Escort, 11,416; Citroen Xantia, 10,691; Rover 400, 9,197; Peugeot, 106 8,741; Volkswagen Golf, 8,011.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel manufacturers in November were: Peugeot, 3,369; Rover, 3,305; Vauxhall, 2,631; Ford, 2,524; Citroen, 1,135; Volkswagen, 970; Renault, 569; Audi, 448; Land Rover, 301; Nissan, 277.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel models in November were: Rover 200, 1,538; Peugeot 306, 1,377; Ford Mondeo, 1,325; Rover 400, 1,297; Vauxhall Astra, 1,211; Peugeot 406, 1,112; Vauxhall Vectra, 862; Volkswagen Golf, 794; Citroen Xantia, 589; Peugeot 106, 524.

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