Isuzu continues to dominate the truck sales market

With 29 per cent of the entire sales market, Isuzu shows no plan of slowing down
2023 truck sales sees Isuzu take the leas

With just two months to go in 2023 Australia’s new truck and commercial van market is closing in quickly on 40,000 sales.

Isuzu continues to dominate the results, particularly in the medium and light duty markets, having sold 11,453 vehicles so far this year – accounting for 29.1 per cent of the entire market.

In the Heavy Duty category Kenworth has edged further ahead of Volvo for the year, accounting for 20.5 per cent of the 14,210 heavy duty trucks sold for the year, versus Volvo’s 20 per cent.

Isuzu has 49.8 per cent of the Medium Duty market with 3,247 sales for the year, streets ahead of its nearest rival Hino with 1,773 sales or 27.2 per cent of the market.

The dominance continues in the Light Duty segment with Isuzu’s 6,272 sales accounting for 45.8 per cent of the 13,685 vehicles sold in the segment this year.

Heavy Duty (3 or more axles, or 2 axles with GVM > 8,000kg and GCM >39,000kg)

The results to October 31 show Kenworth delivered 342 trucks in October, followed by Volvo with 310, Isuzu (200), Scania (159), Mack (102), UD Trucks (83), Mercedes-Benz (83), Hino (64), Fuso (58), DAF (56), MAN (38), Freightliner (21), Western Star (21), Iveco (20) and Dennis Eagle (1).

In total 1558 heavy duty trucks were delivered for the month.

Medium Duty (cab-chassis with GVM > 8,000kg AND GCM up to and including 39,000kg)

Isuzu topped the sales race for October delivering 314 medium duty trucks to market.

Hino came in second with 208 deliveries, followed by Fuso (68), UD Trucks (14), Hyundai (13), Volvo (12), Iveco (9), MAN (8), Mercedes-Benz (2), Sea Electric (2), DAF (1) and Kenworth (1). In all 652 vehicles were delivered in October.

Light Duty (cab chassis with GVM 3,501kg up to an including 8,000kg).

Of the 1268 light duty trucks delivered between October 1 and 31, Isuzu accounted for 588, or 46.4 per cent, of the market.

The competition for second, third and fourth spots in the sales table was a little closer with Hino finishing with 232 sales, followed by Fuso on 199 and Iveco on 123. The remaining deliveries went to Fiat (47), Mercedes-Benz (27), Renault (26), Hyundai (18), Foton Mobility (4), Volkswagen (2) and Ford (2).

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