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Diesel sales continue along their roller-coaster ride

THIS year's topsy-turvey fleet diesel market continued in yo-yo style in June with year-on-year sales down 1.6% to 14,850 (June 1999: 15,089) following May's significant year-on-year rise. The fleet reduction came despite a 2% rise in total new car diesel sales to 27,092 (June 1999: 26,560) taking half-year diesel sales to 167,503 (2000: 164,139), of which fleet sales account for 92,205 units (1999: 92,760).

Top 10 fleet diesel manufacturers in June: Peugeot 3,077, Ford 2,597, Vauxhall 2,569, Volkswagen 1,564, Citroen 1,025, Renault 630, Nissan 423, Mercedes-Benz 402, Rover 399, Audi 376.

Top 10 fleet diesel models in June: Peugeot 406 1,383, Ford Focus 1,218, Vauxhall Astra 1,153, Peugeot 306 1,115, Vauxhall Vectra 794, Volkswagen Passat 693, Ford Mondeo 577, Volkswagen Golf 514, Peugeot 206 354, Ford Galaxy 351.

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