Volvo increases lead in heavy-duty truck sales race in 2024

Heavy-duty truck sales’ records continue to be set in 2024 with the 1550 sales recorded for the month of April smashing the previous April record of 1295 sales in 2023.

Volvo leads the charge and is building a strong lead in the heavies category of the latest Truck Industry Council (TIC) T-Mark database report off the back of its 353 deliveries in April.

Those sales put Volvo 155 sales ahead of its closest competitor, Kenworth, for the year so far – 1141 to 986, in a segment that has delivered an impressive total of 5338 trucks to market this year.

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Across all of the truck sales categories, including heavy-duty, medium-duty, light-duty and commercial vans, 4043 sales were recorded for April, an 11.9 per cent increase on the 3,613 sales recorded for April 2023.

For the year to date, 14,387 vehicles have been delivered across all of the sales categories, up from 14,071 sales for the same period in 2023, reflecting overall growth of 2.25 per cent.

In the medium-duty segment Isuzu continued to dominate in the April results, with its 347 sales bringing it to 1272 sales for the year and accounting for 53 per cent of the sales in the segment so far in 2024.

The nearest competitor, Hino, sold 189 medium trucks in April, hitting 683 sales for the year and 28.5 per cent of the category.

A total of 2400 medium-duty trucks were sold in Australia up to April 30, 8.75 per cent up from the 2207 sales in the category reported for January 1 to April 30, 2023.

On the light-duty front it was another win for Isuzu, and a drop in sales overall for the category.

Of the 1148 little trucks sold for April, Isuzu sold 523, followed by Hino with 199 sales, Fuso on 162 sales and Iveco with 97.

For the year-to-date in the little truck market, Isuzu’s 1943 sales saw it account for 45.4 per cent of the light truck deliveries made so far this year.

The overall category year-to-date sales result of 4277, fell well short of the 5199 sales achieved in the first four months of 2023 – a drop of 17.73 per cent.

Category summaries


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

For April, the top 10 brands in terms of sales results are: Volvo (353), Kenworth (285), Isuzu (220), Scania (145), Mercedes-Benz (88), Mack (84), UD Trucks (78), Fuso (71), Hino (67), and DAF (57).


For the month of April, 659 medium-duty trucks were sold in April 2024, an improvement of 50 trucks from April 2023 when 609 trucks were sold.

In the past month the top 10 brands in terms of sales in this category were: Isuzu (347), Hino (189), Fuso (73), Iveco (12), UD Trucks (11), Hyundai (9), Volvo (9), Man (4), Mercedes-Benz (2) and DAF (2).


April 2024 saw 1148 light-duty trucks delivered to the market, a decrease of 129 trucks when compared to the results for April 2023.

The top 10 brands, by sales volume for April 2024 in this category are: Isuzu (523), 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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