USA: Car makers rely more heavily on fleet sales - paper
The US car industry is relying more heavily on fleet sales to rental companies and other commercial fleets to prop up the market, the trade paper Automotive News reported, citing research that showed that, in the first three months of 2003, new vehicles registered by fleet customers amounted to 18.6% of the total. In the same period the previous year fleet customers accounted for 15.9%, the paper noted, citing RL Polk data.
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