The New Zealand new truck market  continued its record-breaking form in April.


Four hundred trucks were registered for the month in the overall market (trucks with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more), taking the total sales for the first four months of the year to 1700, according to official NZ Transport Agency data.

That was a 7% improvement on the previous best-ever April registration tally – the 372 recorded last year.


The YTD total at the end of April was also an alltime best – an 8.4% increase on last year’s 1557 registrations.


The trailer market, while still buoyant – with 126 registrations – was still 33 shy of last year’s record April performance. The YTD total at the end of April stood at 497.


In the overall 4.5t to maximum GVM new truck market, Isuzu was again the No. 1 for the month, with 97 registrations – taking its 2019 total to 388.


Similarly, second-placed FUSO also picked up year-on-year: Its 273 registrations so far in 2019 saw it with a 16.1% share…compared to its 248 sales and a 15.9% share at the same point last year.


Another major player also picked up market share this year: Volvo (140/21), which was fourth YTD at the end of April – behind Hino (233/62) – held an 8.2% market share….up from fifth YTD last year, with 101 registrations and a 6.5% share.


UD had a strong month, its 27 April regos seeing it fourth for the month and improving one place YTD, to seventh, with 87 sales.....




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