Fleet Sales Rise 3% in September

October 08, 2015

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to government fleets increased 3% to 22,159 units in September, which helped somewhat reverse a yearlong trend of falling sales, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Trucks, vans, and SUVs provided a stout month with a 27% increase to 17,914 vehicles, while sales of passenger cars fell 39% to 8,051 units.

Year to date, sales to government fleets has fallen 5.7% to 190,839 units. Through September, the truck category has increased 6.6% to 133,177 units, while the car category has decreased 34.2% to 57,662 vehicles.

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