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Chrysler fleet sales rose in January

Fleet sales accounted for nearly 30 percent of Chrysler Group’s January sales, That’s up from 24.4 percent in January 2011. Fleet volume was up 75.4 percent to about 30,000 vehicles while retail volume rose 34.2 percent to 71,100 units.

Among the top seven automakers, fleet sales accounted for 22.2 percent of total sales. That was an increase from 19.3 percent a year ago.

GM retail sales dropped 15.4 percent in January, leaving it with the highest percentage of fleet sales, but only about a half-point of share separated the Detroit 3 automakers.

Toyota had the highest volume, but Nissan had the highest percentage of fleet sales among the major foreign brands.

Hyundai-Kia was the only one of the seven reporting a decline in fleet sales.

Manufacturer 2012 Volume 2012 Share 2011 Volume 2011 Share Change
General Motors 117,700 70.1% 139,100 77.8% -15.4%
Ford Motor 96,400 70.5% 89,300 70.1% 8.0%
Chrysler Group 71,100 70.3% 53,000 75.6% 34.2%
Toyota Motor 102,500 82.3% 101,200 87.3% 1.3%
American Honda (est.) 81,300 98.0% 74,700 98.0% 8.8%
Nissan N.A. 59,900 75.5% 55,000 76.6% 8.9%
Hyundai-Kia 70,900 90.7% 56,500 86.9% 25.5%
Top 7 Companies 599,800 77.8% 568,800 80.7% 5.5%

Manufacturer 2012 Volume 2012 Share 2011 Volume 2011 Share Change
General Motors 50,200 29.9% 39,800 22.2% 26.1%
Ford Motor 40,300 29.5% 38,000 29.9% 6.1%
Chrysler Group 30,000 29.7% 17,100 24.4% 75.4%
Toyota Motor 22,000 17.7% 14,700 12.7% 49.7%
American Honda (est.) 1,700 2.0% 1,500 2.0% 13.3%
Nissan N.A. 19,400 24.5% 16,800 23.4% 15.5%
Hyundai-Kia 7,300 9.3% 8,500 13.1% -14.1%
Top 7 Companies 170,900 22.2% 136,400 19.3% 25.3%

Source: Automotive News Data Center

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