Volvo’s Deliveries Up 52% in November

Total deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November amounted to 18,454 vehicles, an increase of 52% compared with the year-earlier period.

Volvo Trucks’ global deliveries in November were 96% higher than in the corresponding month last year. The deliveries to Europe amounted to 3,265 trucks, 113% up compared to the year earlier period. The year-to-date deliveries in Europe are up 45% from last year, with Germany noting strong deliveries.

In North America, the deliveries were 11,090 trucks year-to-date, with 1,602 trucks delivered during November. This is an increase by 127% compared to the same month 2009.

In South America the deliveries are up 60%, totalling 1,741 trucks for November. The majority, 1,439 trucks, were delivered to Brazil, which shows an increase in deliveries by 49% compared to the year earlier period. Deliveries in Asia are up 77% year-to-date, and 92% up for the isolated month.

Mack’s deliveries in November totaled 1,348 vehicles, up 32% compared with the year-earlier period. Increased demand for Class 8 highway and refuse truck sales has largely offset ongoing weakness in the construction truck market. Customer response to the company’s EPA2010 trucks featuring Mack ClearTech SCR technology continues to grow increasingly positive.

Deliveries from Renault Trucks in November increased by 51% compared with the year-earlier period, mainly due to heavy-duty trucks. Market situations are much contrasted between Southern Europe, where the recovery has yet to come, and Northern Europe where the market is more dynamic.

Deliveries of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks increased by 57% and light-duty by 40%.

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