Strong fleet activity helped fuel October's booming U.S. auto sales.
Overall sales last month hit a seasonally adjusted annual selling rate of 18.2 million, the highest in a decade.
Among the major players, fleet sales jumped 16 percent, better than their 13 percent retail growth.
October mostly reflected year-long trends: Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles balanced retail and fleet growth; Nissan North America was retail heavy; Hyundai-Kia was fleet dependent, and American Honda Motor Co. ignored fleet.
But there were two October surprises.
Toyota Motor Sales' retail rose 14 percent, compared with 4.6 percent fleet.
Toyota stresses its retail prowess but through 10 months dealership sales were 3.9 percent higher while fleet jumped 15 percent and now accounts for 10 percent of the sales mix.
General Motors has said it is slashing low-margin sales to daily-rental fleets. And through 10 months its retail rose 8 percent while fleet is 3.2 percent lower. But GM said October fleet soared 16 percent "due to rental customer demand."