U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #654: December 20, 2010
New Light Vehicle Leasing is Big in 2010
New vehicle leasing has had ups and downs over the last five years, but from January to September 2010 the share of leases as a proportion of total new light vehicles sales is over 20%. Last year, as credit grew tight, leasing fell to 16.6%. However, in 2010, all major manufacturers have increased leasing.
Share of Leasing
Leases as a Share of Total U.S. New Vehicle Sales, 2005-2010
* January - September 2010
Source: Crain Communications, Automotive News, October 18, 2010.
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