Fleet Sales Increase 5.6% in August

September 03, 2015

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.

Sales of vehicles to government fleets from nine vehicle manufacturers rose 5.6% in August to 23,405 units as trucks, vans, and SUVs continue to power purchasing in this fleet vertical, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Truck-based sales increased 26.7% to 14,942 units for the month compared to August of 2014, while sales of police cars and other passenger cars fell 38% to 7,212 units.

Government fleet sales remain in the negative year to date with a 6.9% decline to 168,680 vehicles. Truck-based sales have increased 4.2% to 119,069 for the first eight months of 2015, while car sales have fallen 33.5% to 49,611 units.

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