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Fleet Sales Increase 8.1% in May

June 01, 2016

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 courtesy of GM.

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets increased 8.1% to 65,554 vehicles in May compared to a year ago with a double-digit increase in sales of passenger cars.

Trucks, vans, and SUVs remained the high-volume seller with a 6% increase to 53,617. Sales of passenger cars increased 18.6% to 11,937 vehicles. At the same time, retail sales slumped in May.

Fleet sales through five months remained healthy, increasing 11.4% to 314,573 units. Year-to-date sales in the truck category have increased 14.4% to 263,639 units, while passenger car sales have dipped 1.8% to 50,934 vehicles.

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