Volvo continues to beat Kenworth in heavy duty truck sales

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Continuing its sales success from Q1, Volvo has once again come ahead of Kenworth in Heavy Duty truck sales with 353 sales to Kenworth’s 285 in April.

Those sales put Volvo 155 sales ahead of Kenworth for the year so far, 1,141 to 986, in a segment that has delivered a total of 5,338 trucks to market this year.

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April was another record-breaking month for the Heavy Duty market, with 1,550 sales smashing the previous April record of 1,295 sales recorded in 2023.

Across all of the truck sales categories, including heavy duty, medium duty, light duty and commercial vans, 4,043 sales were recorded for April, an 11.9 per cent increase on the 3,613 sales recorded for April 2023.

For the year to date, 14,387 vehicles have been delivered across all of the sales categories, up from 14,071 sales for the same period in 2023, reflecting overall growth of 2.25 per cent.

Isuzu continues to dominate the Medium Duty segment, with 347 sales in April alone, bringing it to 1,272 sales for the year and accounting for 53 per cent of the sales in the segment so far in 2024.

A total of 2,400 medium duty trucks were sold in Australia up to April 30, 8.75 per cent up from the 2,207 sales in the category reported for January 1 to April 30, 2023.

Isuzu also managed to smash it out of the park in Light Duty sales, with 523 out of 1,148 sales coming from them.

Hino followed behind with 199 sales, Fuso on 162 sales and Iveco with 97.

For the year to date in the little truck market Isuzu’s 1,943 sales saw it account for 45.4 per cent of the light truck deliveries made so far this year.

The overall LD year to date sales result of 4,277, fell well short of the 5,199 sales achieved in the first four months of 2023 – a drop of 17.73 per cent.

Heavy duty

(Cab-chassis type vehicles, both rigid and prime mover, with three or more axles or two axles, a GVM > 8,000kg and a GCM of > 39,000kg)

A total of 5,338 heavy duty trucks have been sold in Australia so far this year, up 8.71 per cent on the 4,910 sales records for the same four months in 2023.

For April, the top 10 brands in terms of sales results are: Volvo (353), Kenworth (285), Isuzu (220), Scania (145), Mercedes-Benz (88), Mack (84), UD Trucks (78), Fuso (71), Hino (67), and DAF (57).

Medium duty

(Cab-chassis type vehicle with GVM > 8,000 and GCM up to and including 39,000kg)

For the month of April, 659 medium duty trucks were sold in April 2024, an improvement of 50 trucks from April 2023 when 609 trucks were sold.

In the past month the top 10 brands in terms of sales in this category were: Isuzu (347), Hino (189), Fuso (73), Iveco (12), UD Trucks (11), Hyundai (9), Volvo (9), Man (4), Mercedes-Benz (2) and DAF (2).

Light duty

(Cab-chassis type vehicle with GVM of 3,501kg to 8,000kg inclusive)

April 2024 saw 1,148 light duty trucks delivered to the market, a decrease of 129 trucks when compared to the results for April 2023.

The top 10 brands, by sales volume for April 2024 in this category are: Isuzu (523), Hino (199), Fuso (162), Iveco (97), Fiat (75), Mercedes-Benz (47), Hyundai (23), Foton Mobility (8), Ford (7) and Renault (5).

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