Fleet Sales Increase for American Autos in 2010

Aug 10, 2010

General Motors and Ford have seen increased sales in the fleet sector compared with July 2009, according to new earnings reports from the American automakers.

General Motors reported fleet sales for its four brands (Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and GMC) at 50,048 last month. In July 2009, fleet sales totaled 30,423 vehicles, an increase of 64.5 percent in the past year.

Ford's total July sales (which include fleet) were up 2 percent, reflecting higher sales of Ford's trucks to commercial customers, according to the automaker. The Transit Connect experienced a 531.4-percent sales increase with 2,633 units sold versus 417 in July 2009.

For both automakers, trucks made up the majority of sales in July. Ford trucks dominated the automaker's sales at 67,147, compared with cars (58,675), and utilities (40,270). In July 2009, cars made up the majority of total sales at 62,176 units for Ford. Similarly, GM truck sales far surpassed the automaker's car sales for the month of July, reporting more than three times the amount of trucks sold (71,584) versus 21,729 cars.

[via Automotive Fleet]

(Tags: Fleet sales, Automakers, American, July)

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