Volvo Group's deliveries increase 2%

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group's four truck companies through October 2007 amounted to 185,048, which is an increase of 2% compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries from Nissan Diesel only include the period April to October 2007. Excluding Nissan Diesel, deliveries totaled 157,031, a decrease of 13% versus the year-earlier period.

Mack deliveries through October totaled 15,361, down 51% compared with the year-earlier period. Although slightly higher than any other month in 2007, the delivery numbers reflect continuing soft demand for heavy-duty trucks in North America.

Renault deliveries through October totaled 63,539 trucks, down 2% compared with the year-earlier period. This shows the good performance of heavy duty vehicles (+5%) balancing the lack of the light truck Renault Mascott Euro 4 in the first five months. Deliveries of the Renault Premium range reached 21,000, an improvement of 11% over the previous year.

Volvo Trucks' deliveries during the period January-October amounted to 78,131 vehicles, an 8% drop from the year-earlier period. The single largest delivery volume ever in Europe for a month was registered in October with slightly more than 6,000 vehicles delivered. European deliveries are up 21%, with Eastern Europe accounting for most of the increase, a rise of 86%.

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