Registrations in the true fleet market have fallen for the fifth consecutive month, reducing by 10.0% for August or 2.9% year-to-date.
The total market, while achieving 76,000 registrations, was down by 6.4%, says Dataforce.
Special channels accumulated the unwanted growth of 20.9% as OEMs and dealerships increased their registrations by 38.8% to the highest volume on record for August.
On the true fleet OEM level, not everyone was in depression, two manufacturers inside the top 10 bucked the trend and achieved 20% plus growth rates and only 63 registrations separated ninth to 12th. Ford were first, with Vauxhall second.
Volkswagen rose two places with + 27.0% into third position with Mercedes-Benz in fifth, swapping places with them.
Audi, meanwhile, retained fourth position for the fourth year in a row. BMW and Nissan remained sixth and seventh respectively and were followed by Kia in eighth whiched jump two places in the ranking.
Citroën were ninth. Toyota, in 10th, was the highest achiever with + 29.7% growth.