The New Zealand new truck market continues to remain strong in November and the overall market (trucks with a GVM above 4.5 tonnes) is in a very good position to take on the 2017 all-time best registration total of 5209.


At the end of November sales for the year stood at 4999 – 135 ahead of the same point in 2018.


The trailer market has continued its slowdown in November and at this stage it isn’t looking likely to reach 2018 registrations of 1714. The November YTD total sits at 1432 down on the total in November 2018 of 1608.


In the November registrations Isuzu increased its 2019 lead, its 113 registrations pushing its total sales for the year (trucks above a 4.5t GVM) to 1153, with a 26.1% share.


Fuso’s November 2019 registrations put them in second place, with 57 for the month and 763 for the year – still well ahead of Hino, which registered 70 in November, for a YTD total of 672.


Behind them came Mercedes-Benz (374/33), Volvo (291/14), Iveco (275/31), Kenworth (254/14), DAF (239/23), UD (226/10) and Scania (219/23) to round out the top 10 in November.


Fiat dominated the 3.5-4.5t segment, with 36 regos in November to take its 2019 YTD total to 244 – remarkably higher than the sales of its nearest rival, Mercedes-Benz (83/17), with Chevrolet (27/0) in third.


Fuso (334/24) held on to stay at the top of the 4.5-7.5t GVM class with Isuzu (313/33) a close second. Mercedes-Benz (201/18) was third for the year, followed by Iveco (149/13) and Hino (117/15).


In the 7.5-15t segment, Isuzu (485/47) extended its runaway hold on the No. 1 spot, ahead of Fuso (226/21) and Hino (196/16). Well behind was UD (40/2), Iveco (37/1) and Foton (20/0).


In the 15-20.5t division, Hino (84/9), was the clear market leader, ahead of UD (51/3), Fuso (46/2) and Isuzu (29/3).

In the tiny 20.5-23t segment, only leader Hino (32/5), UD (18/3) and Fuso (15/1) registered trucks in November.

In the premier 23t-maximum GVM class, Isuzu continued its No. 1 status in the overall market – its 30 registrations in November taking its 2019 total to 322.


Second was Volvo (287/14) followed by Kenworth (254/14) and Hino (213/20) who sneaked ahead of DAF (212/10) in fifth position. Scania (197/22), Fuso (172/14), Mercedes-Benz (145/14), UD (130/15) and MAN (95/7) rounded out the top 10.


Trailer market leader Patchell (168/8) remained in the No. 1 position, ahead of MTE (127/16) and Fruehauf (127/16). Roadmaster (102/4) was fourth, ahead of Domett (98/12) which eased back ahead of Transport Trailers (97/8) to take fifth position. TMC (87/3), Transfleet (57/6), TES (55/6) and Jackson (39/5) rounded out the top 10.



Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

Truck sales record looking likely



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