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Commercial Fleet Sales Fall 10% in August

September 02, 2016

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets fell 10% to 46,555 vehicles mostly due to a sharp drop in car sales, according to Automotive Fleet data.

During the month, passenger car sales fell 54.7% to 4,362 vehicles, while sales of trucks, SUVs, and vans remained essentially flat, increasing 0.2% to 42,193.

Fleet sales remain solidly positive for the year so far. Through eight months, the manufacturers have sold 473,643 vehicles, which is an 8.6% increase from the same period in 2015.

Year-to-date truck category sales fell 76.6% to 84,057 vehicles, while car sales declined 6.3% to 72,524 units.

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