Commercial fleet sales flat in July
Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures were flat in July, declining 0.6 percent to 49,158 units mostly due to a decline in passenger car sales.
During the month, sales of passenger cars slipped 40 percent to 4,563 compared to the same period a year ago. Sales of pickups, vans, and SUVs increased 6.5 percent to 44,595.
For the year to date, sales to commercial fleets have slipped 1.9 percent to 415,530. Car sales have fallen 19.3 percent to 55,030, while truck-based sales have increased 1.4 percent to 360,500.
Sales to government fleets from five manufacturers fell 16.7 percent to 22,160 for the month with car sales off 11.6 percent to 3,715 and truck-based sales off 17.8 percent to 18,445. For the year, government sales have fallen 10.5 percent to 179,534 with car sales off 12.8 percent to 33,701 units and truck-based sales down 9.9 percent to 145,833.
Daily rental sales from nine manufacturers fell 38.5 percent to 99,619 units with a 36.6 percent decline to 52,679 units in car sales and a 40.7 percent decline to 46,940 units in truck-based sales. Year-to-date sales have fallen 16.8 percent to 1.19 million vehicles with a 24.4 percent decline to 618,504 in car sales and an 8.6 percent decline to 574,447 units in truck-based sales.
For all three segments, fleet sales in July have fallen 24.8 percent to 128,838 units with a 38.8 percent decline to 35,660 in car sales and a 17.5 percent decline to 93,178 units in truck-based sales. Year-to-date, the three fleet segments have fallen 12.6 percent to 1.56 million with a 23.3 percent decline in car sales to 552,192 and a 5.5 percent decline to 1.01 million in truck sales.
Source: Automotive Fleet