Truck sales in Australia continued to surge in February with more than 3000 new commercial vehicles hitting the nation’s roads for the first time during the month.
That figure is up a huge 774 units or 34.75 per cent on total market sales in January underlining the strong market demand at the moment.
All the major players made gains with perennial market leader Isuzu coming off a soft January result when it sold 477 trucks to sell 712 trucks in February, a gain of 49 per cent on the January result.
Hino continues to make gains up 35 per cent on its strong January result moving 427 trucks compared with its January number of 314 while third placed Fuso was up 92 units or 45 per cent with 293 sales for February.
Heavy market leader and fourth placed in the overall market Kenworth logged a smaller gain, but a gain all the same, up 13 units on its January figures, moving 176 trucks in February.
Iveco made a big gain selling 171 trucks in the month a 43.6 per cent gain on its January figure of 119 trucks while MAN continues its strong numbers on the back of the Australian Defence Force contract fulfillment logging123 trucks for the month up from January’s 109 units.
Volvo was the big mover registering a 90 per cent gain month on month up from 74 units in January to sell 141 trucks in February.
Mercedes Benz continued its gains selling 115 trucks for the month up 16 units on its January tally of 990 trucks as its Actros models continue to curry favour.
International after a strong January showing when it moved 10 trucks slumped back to sales of just 4 units for the month. Similarly another brand recently reentering the market, Hyundai had a disappointing result moving just 5 trucks down one on its January result, again denting its hoped to be a challenger to the leading Japanese brands by the end of the year.