Friday, August 29, 2008

Volvo Group Truck Sales Up 8 Percent for Year

Volvo Group has announced the July, 2008, sales figures for its four truck brands, which include Volvo, Nissan Diesel, Renault, and Mack.

Although the group’s consolidated North American sales for July, 2008, dropped by two percent compared to July, 2007, its cumulative year-to-date sales are running eight percent higher than last year.

The total units of all four truck brands sold in North America during July dropped from 2,079 last July to 2,044 for the same month this year, while year-to-date unit sales grew from 16,643 in 2007 to 17,983 so far this year.

The strongest results came from Volvo brand trucks, whose North American sales for July rose 11 percent over last year, and whose year-to-date sales are up 17 percent. Volvo says it sold 1,083 trucks in July and 9,212 total so far in 2008.

Although Nissan Diesel’s North American sales plummeted by 38 percent in July, the brand’s year-to-date sales sit 22 percent ahead of the same time in 2007. Nissan Diesel sold 127 units in July, and has sold a total of 1,101 year-to-date.

Renault’s North American sales for July edged down four percent compared to the same month last year, but its year-to-date sales are up 18 percent. Its July sales volume was 44 units, and its year-to-date sales stand at 329.

The only brand in the Volvo family whose North American sales dropped both for the month and year to date was Mack, which was down seven percent and three percent, respectively. It sold 790 units during July, and has sold 7,341 trucks so far this year.

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