Fleet registrations in the United Kingdom rounded out 2018 by declining once more in the month of December, and posted a 1.1% drop versus the same time last year due in part by the new WLTP emissions standards.
The leading auto manufacturer in the country for fleet registrations was Volkswagen, which has retained the top slot for most of last year, according to Dataforce. This was followed by Ford in the No. 2 spot, due partly because of the strength of the Ecosport. BMW placed third in terms of fleet registrations in December, which was supported by the strength of the 5 Series.
Rounding out the fourth and fifth place spot were Vauxhall and Mercedes-Benz, respectively, according to Dataforce reports.
The only vehicle segment that reported significant growth in December were SUVs, with a 12.1% growth. Breaking down the segment into smaller categories; small, compact, and medium-sized SUVs grew by 19.7%, 12.9%, and 5.6%, respectively.