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Fleet Sales Rise 9.6% in September

October 07, 2015

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets ratcheted higher in September with a 9.6% increase to 48,063 units from the same period a year ago, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Trucks, vans, and SUVs again carried the heaviest volume, and passenger cars that had lagged earlier in the year saw double-digit growth. The truck category increased 9% to 41,129 vehicles, while the car category increased 13.8% to 6,934 units.

The increases helped push fleet sales higher for the calendar year to date. Commercial sales have increased 4.4% to 468,786 vehicles compared to the first nine months of 2014. For the year, the truck category has increased 2.1% to 389,904 vehicles, while the car category has moved 17.5% higher to 78,882 units.

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