Procurement

Fleet Sales Fall 4.7% in March

April 03, 2015

Photo of 2015 F-150 Lariat by Vince Taroc.
Photo of 2015 F-150 Lariat by Vince Taroc.

Sales from nine car and truck manufacturers to government fleets slowed in March, falling 4.7% to 17,832 vehicles after a 12% growth spurt in February, according to Automotive Fleet data.

In March, passenger cars led the decline with a 34.9% fall to 2,872. Sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs increased 4.5% to 14,960.

The vehicle manufacturers have now sold 47,944 vehicles in 2015, which represents a 7.6% increase from the first quarter of 2014. Trucks, vans, and SUVs continue their growth trajectory and have gained 17.2% in 2015. Passenger car sales have fallen 20.1% this year.

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