Truck sales roared ahead in February 2018

Near 32% increase in new heavy vehicle sales in Feb

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The recent boom in new truck and heavy vehicle sales in Australia continued in February 2018.

VFACTS data released today shows 3,002 new heavy vehicles were handed over in the month, that number a 31.9% improvement on the same month in 2017.

Year to date, sales are up 19.8% on the total for the first two months of 2017.

Leading the way in February with the biggest sales gains were Fuso, Mack, Kenworth, MAN, Iveco, Hino, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, UD and Western Star.

Light-duty sales climbed 24.9% in the month, medium-duty was up 25.1% and heavy-duty sales skipped ahead 49.2%.

February 2018 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sales Data:

  • Caterpillar – 3 (-50.0%)
  • DAF – 32 (+14.3%)
  • Dennis Eagle – 1 (-90.0%)
  • Fiat Professional – 75 (+15.4%)
  • Ford – 98 (+81.5%)
  • Freightliner – 30 (-6.3%)
  • Fuso – 293 (+11.4%)
  • Hino – 427 (+27.5%)
  • Hyundai Commercial Vehicles – 6
  • International – 4
  • Isuzu – 712 (+14.7%)
  • Iveco – 199 (+226.2%)
  • Kenworth 176 (+41.9%)
  • Mack – 85 (+32.8%)
  • MAN – 123 (+200.0%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks – 74 (+196.0%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans – 239 (+44.8%)
  • Renault – 107 (+4.9%)
  • Scania – 41 (-34.9%)
  • UD Trucks – 58 (+18.4%)
  • Volkswagen – 51 (+34.2%)
  • Volvo Commercial – 141 (+33.0%)
  • Western Star – 27 (+28.6%)

February 2018 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sales Data (Light-Duty):

  • Fiat Ducato – 75 (+15.4%)
  • Ford Transit Heavy – 98 (+81.5%)
  • Fuso Canter (LD) – 181 (+5.8%)
  • Hino (LD) – 207 (+38.0%)
  • Hyundai (LD) – 6
  • Isuzu N-Series (LD) – 365 (-1.4%)
  • Iveco C/C (LD) – 91 (+264.0%)
  • Iveco Van (LD) – 20 (+100.0%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – 239 (+44.8%)
  • Renault Master – 107 (+4.9%)
  • Volkswagen Crafter – 51 (+34.2%)

February 2018 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sales Data (Medium-Duty):

  • DAF (MD) – 3 steady
  • Fuso Fighter (MD) – 83 (+53.7%)
  • Hino (MD) – 174 (+7.4%)
  • Isuzu N-Series (MD) – 193 (-1.0%)
  • Iveco (MD) – 13 (+160.0%)
  • MAN (MD) – 81 (+>999%)
  • Mercedes (MD) – 5 (+150.0%)
  • UD Trucks (MD) – 32 steady
  • Volvo Truck (MD) – 5 (+150.0%)

February 2018 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sales Data (Heavy-Duty):

  • Caterpillar – 3 (-50.0%)
  • DAF (HD) – 29 (+16.0%)
  • Dennis Eagle (HD) – 1 (-90.0%)
  • Freightliner (HD) – 30 (-6.3%)
  • Fuso F-Series (HD) – 29 (+16.0%)
  • Hino (HD) – 46 (+100.0%)
  • International – 4
  • Isuzu (HD) – 154 (+175.0%)
  • Iveco (HD) – 75 (+257.1%)
  • Kenworth – 176 (+41.9%)
  • Mack (HD) – 85 (+32.8%)
  • MAN (HD) – 42 (+10.5%)
  • Mercedes (HD) – 69 (+200.0%)
  • Scania (HD) – 41 (-34.9%)
  • UD Trucks (HD) – 26 (+52.9%)
  • Volvo Truck (HD) – 136 (+30.8%)
  • Western Star (HD) – 27 (+28.6%)



1 Comment

  1. What is going on at MAN? Medium Duty more than +1000%, really? In 2017 over 916 trucks registered compared to 303 in 2016. Plus 217%. Sounds unlikely to me. If it was true they would be shouting it from the roof wouldn’t they. And they’re not. Something to do with the new army trucks being counted as MANs.

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