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Truck sales stay strong

Truck sales stay strong

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 September 2019   

New Zealand’s new truck registrations were still at record levels at the end of July – even though the sales for the month fell just short of July last year.

The 3096 sales through the first seven months of this year set a new benchmark. July’s 475 sales was just nine short of the same month in 2018.

In the trailer market, the 910 registrations to the end of July were 10.5% down on last year’s 1017 YTD total at the same point.

July’s overall truck market (4.5-tonne GVM and above), saw Isuzu again topping the registrations – its 103 sales taking its YTD total to 706. FUSO (485/68) retained second for the year, ahead of Hino (426/54). Mercedes-Benz (197/51) moved up two positions into fourth position, ahead of Volvo (195/23), Kenworth (172/28), UD (153/21) and DAF (153/27)

In the 3.5-4.5t crossover segment, Fiat (136/15) continued to open up its already dominant lead, ahead of Mercedes-Benz (41/5) – which was, in turn, well ahead of Ford (21/2), Chevrolet (19/2) and Renault (16/3).

In the 4.5-7.5t class, FUSO (206/29) edged further ahead YTD, from second-placed Isuzu (183/28), with Mercedes-Benz (92/35) – the division leader for the month – jumping ahead of Iveco (90/16) and Hino (79/13). Foton (30/2) was fifth YTD.

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New Zealand’s new truck registrations were still at record levels at the end of July – even though the sales for the month fell just short of July last year.

The 3096 sales through the first seven months of this year set a new benchmark. July’s 475 sales was just nine short of the same month in 2018.

In the trailer market, the 910 registrations to the end of July were 10.5% down on last year’s 1017 YTD total at the same point.

July’s overall truck market (4.5-tonne GVM and above), saw Isuzu again topping the registrations – its 103 sales taking its YTD total to 706. FUSO (485/68) retained second for the year, ahead of Hino (426/54). Mercedes-Benz (197/51) moved up two positions into fourth position, ahead of Volvo (195/23), Kenworth (172/28), UD (153/21) and DAF (153/27)

In the 3.5-4.5t crossover segment, Fiat (136/15) continued to open up its already dominant lead, ahead of Mercedes-Benz (41/5) – which was, in turn, well ahead of Ford (21/2), Chevrolet (19/2) and Renault (16/3).

In the 4.5-7.5t class, FUSO (206/29) edged further ahead YTD, from second-placed Isuzu (183/28), with Mercedes-Benz (92/35) – the division leader for the month – jumping ahead of Iveco (90/16) and Hino (79/13). Foton (30/2) was fifth YTD.

In the 7.5-15t division, Isuzu (302/46) extended its lead on everybody, with Hino (146/19) and FUSO (127/33) next – well ahead of UD (33/9), Iveco (20/1), Foton (13/2) and Mercedes-Benz (10/2). 

In the 15-20.5t segment, Hino (45/5) edged further ahead of the pack, led by UD (32/3), FUSO (26/0), Isuzu (17/1), Scania (11/1) and Sinotruk (7/0), Iveco (7/2), Mercedes-Benz (7/4) sharing sixth-equal. 

There were no surprises in the tiny 20.5-23t GVM segment, which continued to be led by Hino (23/3), followed by FUSO (10/1) and UD (9/0). Isuzu (4/0) was fourth, ahead of Scania (2/1), which went past MAN and Sinotruk (both 1/0).

In the premium 23t-maximum GVM division, Isuzu (200/28) opened up a lead gap on second-placed Volvo (192/21) YTD, with third-placed Kenworth (172/28) matching Isuzu as equal-number one for the month.

Its PACCAR stablemate DAF (142/23) was second for the month, moving ahead of Hino (133/14) for fourth. 

The rest of the top 10 held their positions, with FUSO (116/5), Scania (98/19), Mercedes-Benz (88/10), UD (79/9) and MAN (67/9) filling the last spots.

In the trailer market, clear leader Patchell – with 23 July registrations – pushed its 2019 total out to 114. MTE (77/20) moved up two places to second YTD, at the expense of Roadmaster (73/5) and Fruehauf (67/7) – the latter joined in fourth-equal by TMC (67/12).

Domett (63/7) and Transport Trailers (63/8) were next, ahead of TES (36/6), Transfleet (36/10) and Jackson (28/5).  


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