2017 truck sales ended on a high

December 2017 sales up nearly 14% as big year comes to a close

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2017 will go down as one the truck/bus sales industries best years on record in Australia with sales finishing 11.8% up on the 2016 total.

Overall, VFACTS data released today shows dealerships handed over 36,849 new heavy commercial vehicles in the year, up from the 32,968 delivered in 2016.

Related: Scania ends 2017 on a high

The bumper year finished on a strong note with 3,478 deliveries – 13.7% up on December 2016.

Once again it was Isuzu that finished the year as the nation’s best-selling heavy commercial vehicles brand with 8,898 sales, a number that represents a 7.1% increase on the 2016 total.

The Isuzu N-Series was the best-selling model with over 7,500 total sales in the year.

While brands that enjoyed but than industry average growth through the year included:

Freightliner was perhaps the biggest disappointment of the year with sales dipping 26.3%.

While Western Star turned around some worrying recent results with 363 total sales representing an 8.0% jump on 2016.

Heavy Commercial Vehicles Sales December 2017:

  • Caterpillar – 3 (-50.0%)
  • DAF – 44 (+7.3%)
  • Dennis Eagle – 12 (up from zero sales in Dec 2016)
  • Fiat Professional – 140 (+27.3%)
  • Ford – 58 (-12.1%)
  • Freightliner – 32 (-30.4%)
  • Fuso – 404 (+7.2%)
  • Hino – 424 (+1.9%)
  • Hyundai Commercial Vehicles – 2
  • International – 8
  • Isuzu – 752 (+20.7%)
  • Iveco – 146 (-29.5%)
  • Kenworth – 286 (+52.9%)
  • Mack – 93 (-21.2%)
  • MAN – 106 (+89.3%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks – 84 (+15.1%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans – 198 (-10.4%)
  • Renault – 176 (+162.7%)
  • Scania – 131 (-6.4%)
  • UD Trucks – 91 (+4.6%)
  • Volkswagen – 52 (-3.7%)
  • Volvo Commercial – 198 (+26.9%)
  • Western Star – 38 (+375.0%)

Heavy Commercial Vehicles Total Sales 2017:

  • Caterpillar – 49 (-22.2%)
  • DAF – 420 (+31.7%)
  • Dennis Eagle – 132 (+428.0%)
  • Fiat Professional – 1,163 (-2.6%)
  • Ford – 875 (+12.5%)
  • Freightliner – 418 (-26.3%)
  • Fuso – 3,749 (+2.4%)
  • Hino – 4,820 (+9.4%)
  • Hyundai Commercial Vehicles – 50
  • International – 14
  • Isuzu – 8,898 (+7.1%)
  • Iveco – 1,849 (+14.3%)
  • Kenworth – 2,355 (+18.9%)
  • Mack – 1,026 (+10.2%)
  • MAN – 961 (+217.2%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks – 891 (+64.7%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans – 2,903 (+12.9%)
  • Renault – 1,636 (+2.4%)
  • Scania – 1,004 (+34.2%)
  • UD Trucks – 917 (+23.3%)
  • Volkswagen – 468 (-13.5%)
  • Volvo Commercial – 1,871 (+16.6%)
  • Western Star – 363 (+8.0%)

Related: Biggest Truck and Bus Stories of 2017

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