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Big three continue heavy-duty truck sales battle in April

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Volvo, Kenworth and Isuzu have continued their battle for ascendancy in heavy-duty truck sales for 2024, contending strongly with each other again in April.

While Isuzu still leads the charge overall, with a massive 1090 trucks sold in April alone and 27.7 per cent of the market share across the year to date, Volvo is increasing its lead in the heavy-duty sector.

Hino has also increased its lead in second place, selling nearly 150 more trucks than closest rival Fuso across April to increase its 2024 market share to 11 per cent.

Volvo sold the third most trucks in April with 362, while Fuso sold 306, Kenworth 285, Scania 145, Iveco 143 and Mercedes-Benz 137.

In total, 4043 trucks were sold for April, an 11.9 per cent increase on the 3613 sales recorded for the same month last year. This brings all vehicles sold this year to 14,387, up from 14,071 sales for the same period in 2023 with a 2.25 per cent growth rate.

Heavy-duty trucks

Nearly all of heavy-duty leader Volvo’s trucks sold in April were heavy-duty vehicles, with 353 of its 362 total falling under the category and increasing it’s market share for the year to 21.4 per cent.

Kenworth finished in second with 285 trucks sold, while Isuzu completed the podium with 220. Scania (145), Mercedes-Benz (88), Mack (84), UD Trucks (78), Fuso (71) and Hino (67) also performed well.

A total of 5338 heavy-duty trucks have been sold in Australia so far this year, which is up 8.71 per cent on the 4910 sales records for the same four months in 2023.

Volvo led the way in the heavy duty sector again. (Image: Prime Creative Media)

Medium-duty trucks

The medium-duty sector saw less growth than heavy-duty vehicles in April, selling 659 trucks. This saw only a slight improvement of 50 trucks from April 2023 when 609 trucks were sold.

Isuzu and Hino continued their dominance in the category, selling 347 trucks and 189 trucks respectively. The remainder of the top 10 included Fuso (73), Iveco (12), UD Trucks (11), Hyundai (9), Volvo (9), MAN (4), Mercedes-Benz (2) and DAF (2).

Light-duty trucks

Light-duty trucks were the only sector that did not experience growth in April compared to 2023, with 1148 light-duty trucks delivered to the market. This was a decrease of 129 trucks.

Isuzu continued its total domination of the category however, selling 523 trucks. Other sales included 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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