Staveley Head

Staveley Head

February 15, 2010 01:00 ET

Staveley Head: Nissan Increases Fleet Share

FLINT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2010) - Japanese manufacturer Nissan has rounded off an impressive 2009 by increasing its stake in Britain's fleet car market. The company sold a total of 35,236 fleet cars in the past year and despite the fact that sales were down on the 38,399 achieved in 2008, Nissan increased its market share by 0.5% to 4% in total. This can be attributed to the fact that total sales fell by over 20% to 227,707, as a result of the recession.

Some manufacturers reported a drop of over 35% and only Ford performed better than Nissan in terms of year on year figures. This was achieved despite the fact that Nissan moved away from supplying high volumes of cars to the short term rental and bodyshop sectors.

Nissan is now the 7th most popular marque among UK fleets, up one place from 2008 and ahead of other Japanese manufacturers Honda and Toyota. Almost half of Nissan's sales were of its popular Qashqai model, of which they shifted 15,925 units, an increase of 161% on the previous year's figures.

Flintshire-based fleet insurance specialists Staveley Head reacted to the news, with a spokesperson commenting:

"Nissan has continued to perform well in a troubled market. This is due in no small part to the company's outstanding reputation for build quality and reliability, qualities which are increasingly attractive to fleet bosses."

Staveley Head have over 15 years experience in the industry and have earned a reputation for providing quality, low-cost fleet insurance for organisations across the UK. Providing cover from a panel of leading insurers, including Zurich, Allianz and Royal and Sun Alliance means that the firm can offer the most appropriate cover for clients, at the most affordable prices. To find out more, visit: http://www.staveleyhead.co.uk.

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