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New Zealand’s heavy truck sales had another record month in May – setting new benchmarks for the month and the year to date.
With 518 May registrations, the overall truck market (4.5 tonnes to maximum GVM), was 14.85% up on 2018’s record-breaking May.
And that pushed the year-to-date registration total at the end of May out to another alltime record – 2218 registrations compared to last year’s 2008….a 10.45% improvement.
Market leader Isuzu had another bumper month, with 126 May registrations in the overall market, taking its YTD total to 514 and increasing its lead over second-placed FUSO (348 YTD and 75 for the month).
Hino (313/80) retained third, Volvo retained fourth (159/19), Kenworth (124/22) held its place, as did Mercedes-Benz (121/33), in sixth.
Behind them, DAF (112/31) overtook UD (111/24) to move into seventh. Iveco (101/21) and Scania (63/18) completed the top 10.
The 156 trailer registrations were down on last year’s best-ever May performance of 172. The 653 YTD total was also 6.98% down on the 2018 alltime record – 702....