Fleet registrations in the Italian market were down 15.7% for the month of October, and posted a year-to-date 2.1% growth, reports Dataforce.
The auto manufacturer with the most fleet registrations in Italy for October was Fiat, which was followed by Volkswagen in second, according to Dataforce. In third place was Peugeot, which had a very strong month, posting a 38.5% growth, which was the result of its top-selling 3008 SUV, which also had a very strong month in France during October. The Peugeot 308 also bolstered Peugeot’s strength during the month, and posted a 70.1% growth.
Mercedes-Benz and Ford rounded out the top five manufacturers in terms of leading fleet registrations for Italy in October, Dataforce said.
The continued interest in SUVs was observed in the segment’s strength during the month; the SUV share climbed from 35.4% from last year to 44.5% in October 2018.