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True fleet sales down 7.2% in June but LCV shows growth

UK true fleet sales were down by 7.2% in June, which leaves the channel down 6.2% year-to-date (YTD) and without growth during Q2.

The private market was also in decline, leaving the UK new car market 4.9% behind its performance in June 2018, with 223,000 registrations.

Not all manufacturers suffered equally. VW remains the leader in true fleet sales, with Ford holding second place thanks to strong performances from the Fiesta, Ecosport and Ka+.

Toyota and Seat took eighth and ninth respectively and both these manufacturers seem to be bucking the overall trend, gaining some great results for not only the month but YTD as well.

Toyota registered a + 23.4% for June and a + 8.2% YTD, while Seat grew by 30.8% and are 11.5% up YTD. Toyota has the Yaris, C-HR and the Prius Plus to thank while for Seat it was their SUV line up of Ateca, Arona and Tarraco.

Volvo also performed well, taking 15th position for June with an increase of 22.5%, but even more impressive is its current result YTD, where it has achieved a + 44.9%.

A quick look at the model range identifies the XC40 as the star performer, but its big brother the XC60 is not too far behind.

LCV market is polar opposite to passenger car

LCV True Fleets (up to 3.5t) are having a very positive year, with sales up by 8.4% in 2019. For the month of June there was an increase of 11.6%.

The clear leader in the UK is Ford with almost double the amount of registrations YTD than its next rival in the standing, Mercedes.

Mercedes and also Renault (sixth) have made significant gains with a +47.7% and 27.0% growth respectively, thanks largely to the Sprinter and Trafic.

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