TRT RECENTLY REGISTERED

New Zealand’s new truck market continued to run at record levels in March – with the overall market’s best-ever figures for the month.

 

The 495 registrations of trucks with GVMs over 4.5 tonnes was 6.7% up on March 2018 and 2.3% ahead of the previous record of 484, set in 2017.

 

The 1300 trucks (4.5t to maximum GVM) registered to the end of March was also the best first-quarter performance ever, almost 10% better than the old mark.

 

The trailer market, while still buoyant – with 153 March registrations – was eight short of last year’s record March and the 371 YTD total was also down on last year’s 384.

 

In the overall 4.5t-max GVM market Isuzu was in its usual No. 1 spot, with 104 registrations its best monthly total since last November, taking its YTD sales out to 291.

 

Second-ranked FUSO (215/75) similarly had its best month since last September – and Hino (171/68) had its best since August last year. Volvo (119/50) though did even better: Its 50 March registrations total amounted to its best month in four years.

 

Kenworth (79/29) held fifth, while Mercedes-Benz (65/28) overtook DAF (64/23) for sixth.

 

Iveco (57/27) moved up to ninth behind UD (60/25), with MAN (40/9) dropping a place. Scania (36/16), Sinotruk (22/10), Foton (15/9) and Freightliner (15/6) were next.....

 

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