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Fleet sales figures bolster new car market

“A much needed improvement in the short to medium term may therefore just coincide with the critical September new registration plates, as the balance between retention and replacement narrows, and low interest rates continue to further assist. Whilst the current month’s outlook is therefore meagre, I expect to see a real improvement over the next quarter.

“However, from a consumer perspective, it’s a good time to buy a new car with the continuing low interest rates, and with the weakened demand, an abundance of preferential dealer offers.

“On a further positive note, with Government grants available toward the purchase of electric cars, and the UK tax system continuing to encourage consumers to ‘go green’, choosing a lower emission vehicle has never been more appealing. The UK now has one of the lowest, if not the lowest, average passenger vehicle emission figures in the world.”

July
Total
Diesel
Petrol
AFV
Private
Fleet
Business
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
131,634
68,953
61,256
1,425
50,574
75,505
5,555
2010
136,446
69,006
65,562
1,878
55,716
73,968
6,762
% change
-3.5%
-0.1%
-6.6%
-24.1%
-9.2%
2.1%
-17.8%
Mkt share '11
 
52.4%
46.5%
1.1%
38.4%
57.4%
4.2%
Mkt share '10
 
50.6%
48.0%
1.4%
40.8%
54.2%
5.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year-to-date
Total
Diesel
Petrol
AFV
Private
Fleet
Business
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
1,161,272
583,391
563,430
14,451
488,771
613,320
59,181
2010
1,245,108
547,514
684,248
13,346
590,902
593,891
60,315
% change
-6.7%
6.6%
-17.7%
8.3%
-17.3%
3.3%
-1.9%
Mkt share '11
 
50.2%
48.5%
1.2%
42.1%
52.8%
5.1%
Mkt share '10
 
44.0%
55.0%
1.1%
47.5%
47.7%
4.8%

 

Best sellers
   July
 
 
 
   Year-to-date
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Fiesta
6,695
 
1
Fiesta
58,338
 
2
Focus
6,235
 
2
Focus
50,060
 
3
Corsa
5,122
 
3
Corsa
43,719
 
4
Golf
4,272
 
4
Golf
37,390
 
5
Astra
4,084
 
5
Astra
36,967
 
6
Insignia
4,037
 
6
Insignia
29,987
 
7
3 Series
3,693
 
7
Polo
26,581
 
8
Polo
3,684
 
8
3 Series
25,559
 
9
Qashqai
3,391
 
9
Qashqai
23,383
 
10
Passat
2,514
 
10
MINI
20,337

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