United Kingdom true fleet registrations for July posted a 1.4% growth after slipping slightly in June. This helped the total automotive market reach almost 164,000 registrations for the month, and a 1.2% total growth, according to Dataforce.
Volkswagen was the No.1 brand for the month for fleet registrations, and posted a 12.8% share of the market. The top vehicles that helped contribute to this growth were the Golf, the T-Roc, and the Tiguan, according to a release from Dataforce. After Volkswagen was Vauxhall in second place, followed by Ford, Mercedes, and Audi.
The biggest rises in July came from the compact and small SUV market; the compact SUV segment managed to get a 22.8% share of the market. The strongest players in July for the segment were the Nissan Qashqai followed by Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Kuga. SUVs accounted for 40.9% registrations across the top 25 brands in July, compared to 32.9% in July last year.