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Skyrocketing April truck sales see top dogs continue their battle

The latest Truck Industry Council (TIC) truck sales for April show that market leaders are beginning to stamp their dominance in a very productive month

The April truck sales data, released by the Truck Industry Council (TIC), highlight the continual growth of the Australian industry as 14,387 vehicles have been delivered across all categories for the year to date.

Up from 14,071 sales for the same period in 2023, the truck sale resurgence is being led by the heavy duty truck sale sector, where 1,550 sales recorded for April showed a clear increase from April 2023.

Heavy duty trucks

Volvo is still the outright leader in that market, delivering 353 heavy duty trucks in April to stay ahead of Kenworth for the year to date, with the latter delivering 285 trucks in the segment for the month.

Isuzu sits third in that sector with 220 deliveries made in April, while Scania (145), Mercedes-Benz (88), Mack (84), UD Trucks (78), Fuso (71), Hino (67) and DAF (57) rounding out the top 10 in the heavy duty market.

Rounding out the month were Western Star and MAN, who both had 22 deliveries, as well as Freightliner (17) and Dennis Eagle (seven).

Medium duty

As expected, the medium duty market belonged to Isuzu, who flourished in April with 347 deliveries to bring its year-to-date figure to 1272. Hino was back in a distant second with 189 deliveries, keeping well clear of the third placed Fuso with 73 units delivered.

From there, the likes of Iveco (12), UD Trucks (11), Hyundai, (nine), Volvo (nine) and MAN all shared a smattering of deliveries.

Light duty

Isuzu was similarly dominant in the light duty sphere, registering 523 April deliveries to bring its year-to-date tally to a remarkable 1943.

Hino was once again in second with 199 light duty deliveries for the month, keeping just ahead of Fuso (162) in third and Iveco (97) in fourth. From there, Fiat (75) maintained space ahead of Mercedes-Benz (47), while Hyundai (23) stayed ahead of the final deliveries coming from the likes of Foton Mobility, Ford, Renault and Volkswagen.

Vans

To cap off the van market, Mercedes-Benz led the way with 299 April deliveries, keeping ahead of Renault (145), Ford (93), Fiat (69), Volkswagen (54) and Iveco (26).

Total

In the overall game, this means Isuzu is well on top of the truck sale market, with its 1090 total April deliveries bringing it to 3983 vehicles delivered this year so far. Hino maintains second spot with 1586 trucks delivered in 2024, with Fuso (1182) staying narrowly ahead of Volvo (1169) and Kenworth (986) to form the top five.

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