Citroen C4 and C5 boost fleet sales

Citroen fleet sales have increased by more than 100 per cent in 2010 so far, the third highest increase from any fleet manufacturer in the UK.

Sales in 2010 place Citroen firmly in the top ten commercial vehicles suppliers in the UK – an impressive figure for the French marque as it makes up ground on more established suppliers.

Egton Medical Information Systems took delivery of the new cars and Fleet Manager Rachel McLaughlan attributed Citroen’s success to the environmental credentials of the Citroen range.

She said: "The latest C4 hatchbacks and C5 saloons we are now ordering meet our increasingly stringent environmental and financial targets with even lower CO2emissions and better fuel economy."

The Citroen C4 1.6HDi VTR hatchbacks delivered to company offer 64.2mpg and 115g/km of CO2 emissions – meaning £0 in road tax for the supermini.

Despite selling over 3,000 cars so far in 2010, Citroen still falls some way behind fleet supply leader Ford with 13,275 sales and Vauxhall with 10,456.

Fellow French manufacturers Renault and Peugeot have also seen impressive gains in the market as sales increased by 83.97 and 31.83 per cent respectively.