Heavy vehicle sales soar in November 2017

Truck and Bus sales in Australia continue to boom

truck sales data november 2017

It’s a great time to be selling new trucks in Australia with November 2017 again proving to be a boom month for the industry.

The latest VFACTS truck sales data shows 3,629 trucks and buses were handed over to customers in the month – that total represents an enormous 22% increase on the same month last year.

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The latest strong result comes after months of sales increases in the industry, across the first 11 months of the year total sales now sit at 33,371, a strong 11.6% jump on the same period in 2016.

Some of the big winners in November included Iveco (+90.2%), Hino (+33.2%), Kenworth (+66.3%), Mercedes-Benz Trucks (+85.7%) and UD Trucks (+16.3%).

But the big mover was MAN. The Euro brand delivered 129 vehicles in the month to Aussie customers, that’s a better than 700% increase on November 2016’s total of 16 sales.

Isuzu was again the nation’s best-selling brand with a strong 796 sales, 5.0% up on November 2016.

November 2017 Truck Sales Data – Light Trucks:

  • Fiat Ducato – 155 (+93.8%)
  • Ford Transit Heavy – 60 (+11.1%)
  • Fuso Canter (LD) – 185 (-7.5%)
  • Hino (LD) – 239 (+40.6%)
  • Hyundai (LD) – 4
  • Isuzu N-Series (LD) – 401 (+12.3%)
  • Iveco C/C (LD) – 95 (+61.0%)
  • Iveco Van (LD) – 42 (+223.1%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – 239 (+15.5%)
  • Renault Master – 106 (-40.1%)
  • Volkswagen Crafter – 49 (+19.5%)

November 2017 Truck Sales Data – Medium-Duty Trucks:

  • DAF (MD) – 3 (0.0%)
  • Fuso Canter (MD) – 22 (+22.2%)
  • Fuso Fighter (MD) – 125 (+43.7%)
  • Fuso F-Series (MD) – 5 (+400.0%)
  • Hino (MD) – 215 (+12.6%)
  • Isuzu N-Series (MD) – 263 (-4.0%)
  • Iveco (MD) – 7 (+133.3%)
  • MAN (MD) – 79 (+>999%)
  • Mercedes (MD) – 4 (-55.6%)
  • UD Trucks (MD) – 46 (-4.2%)
  • Volvo Truck (MD) – 1 (0.0%)

November 2017 Truck Sales Data – Heavy-Duty Trucks:

  • Caterpillar – 1 (-50.0%)
  • DAF (HD) – 35 (+12.9%)
  • Dennis Eagle (HD) – 4 (+0.3%)
  • Freightliner (HD) – 34 (-35.8%)
  • Fuso F-Series (HD) – 23 (+64.3%)
  • Hino (HD) – 48 (+200.0%)
  • International – 4
  • Isuzu (HD) – 132 (+3.9%)
  • Iveco (HD) – 90 (+87.5%)
  • Kenworth – 306 (+66.3%)
  • Mack (HD) – 100 (-7.4%)
  • MAN (HD) – 50 (+284.6%)
  • Mercedes (HD) – 74 (+124.2%)
  • Scania (HD) – 103 (+14.4%)
  • UD Trucks (HD) – 47 (+46.9%)
  • Volvo Truck (HD) – 195 (+12.7%)
  • Western Star (HD) – 34 (+6.3%)

November 2017 Truck Sales Data – All:

  • Caterpillar – 1 (-50.0%)
  • DAF – 38 (+11.8%)
  • Dennis Eagle – 4 (steady)
  • Fiat Professional – 155 (+93.8%)
  • Ford – 60 (+11.1%)
  • Freightliner – 34 (-35.8%)
  • Fuso – 364 (+13.4%)
  • Hino – 502 (+33.2%)
  • Hyundai Commercial Vehicles – 4
  • International – 4
  • Isuzu – 796 (+5.0%)
  • Iveco – 234 (+90.2%)
  • Kenworth – 306 (+66.3%)
  • Mack – 100 (-7.4%)
  • MAN – 129 (+706.3%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks – 78 (+85.7%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans – 239 (+15.5%)
  • Renault – 106 (-40.1%)
  • Scania – 103 (+14.4%)
  • UD Trucks – 93 (+16.3%)
  • Volkswagen – 49 (+19.5%)
  • Volvo Commercial – 196 (+12.6%)
  • Western Star – 34 (+6.3%)

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