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Diesel makes up earlier losses

THE April sales boom was reflected in the fleet diesel market, which recovered from a period of year-on-year sales reductions, to increase by 12.5%. Fleet diesel sales last month were 17,659 compared with 15,701 in April last year in a total diesel market up 3.7% at 29,992 (28,933).

Diesel sales to fleets have settled at just over 20% of all fleet cars and to date this year total fleet diesel sales are fractionally down on last year at 76,437 (77,467). Total diesel sales stand at 130,209, down 10.9% on last year's 146,163.

Top 10 best-selling fleet diesel models in April were: Peugeot 306 1,627, Ford Mondeo 1,618, Vauxhall Astra 1,569, Peugeot 406 1,216, Ford Escort 946, Peugeot 106 839, Citroen Xantia 804, Peugeot 405 787, Rover 400 611, VW Golf 608.

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