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FRESH OUT OF THE COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown, New Zealand’s new truck market regained some normality in May – albeit still 28% down on the same month last year. The 372 registrations in the overall market (all trucks with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more) were at least a big jump-up from the coronavirus-savaged April low….which saw just 89 registrations.
May’s activity brought the year-to-date truck sales tally to 1506 – a whopping 32% and 712 trucks down on the 2218 sold in the first five months of 2019.
The trailer market also bounced back, with 115 trailers registered in May – a spectacular improvement from the mere eight in April…but still 26% down on the same month in 2019. The trailer market’s YTD total stood at 434 – 219 (and 34%) down on the first five months of last year.
In the overall truck market (4.5t-maximum
GVM), No. 1 Isuzu (338/68) led the way in May with 68 registrations – although it was run close by YTD third-ranked Hino (196/65). FUSO (227/46) however, still held onto second place for the year.
Volvo (140/31) remained fourth, ahead of Scania (109/27), Iveco (100/29), Mercedes-Benz (77/23) and