July was never going to match the end-of-financial-year rush of June, but the numbers are still encouraging, especially in the heavy-duty sector.
The monthly total of 3296 and year-to-date (YTD) tally of 23,216 also compares favourably with 2018’s industry yardstick of 3344 and 23,314, respectively.
Amongst the big boys, Kenworth cemented it’s now unassailable 1414 YTD lead with a very respectable 211 sales, comfortably clear of second-place Volvo (880 YTD), which righted the ship somewhat with 162, a spike of 16 on its June total.
Scania joined the pair on the podium with another sales century (102/678) to take it to third spot for the month, with its numbers a huge improvement on three years ago (63/518).
The tussle for the bronze is where all the action is, with Isuzu (97/727) and Mercedes-Benz (96/692) still very much in the hunt after July’s sales were tallied.
In the pack, DAF and UD also finished the month on highs.
UD’s 59 in July gives it YTD 288 sales, now surpassing 39/279 three years ago.
DAF, just behind UD for the month on 56 but ahead for the year on 295, is also trending upwards (30/237).
In the medium-duty sector, it’s still an intriguing race at the top for the 2021 crown.
Isuzu edged ahead of challenger Hino with 201 vs. 168, but the overall tallies of 1546 vs. 1417 means it’s still too close to call.
Just three years earlier, Isuzu was 600 clear of Hino at the same of the year.
Third-placed Fuso also sees improvement, with 107/800 taking it to exactly 100 units ahead of 2018 (100/700).