A strong 2022 has continued to soar, with the deliveries for November once again reinforcing a big year for many manufacturers and suppliers
A whirlwind 2022 is only continuing for the bus and coach industry, as the penultimate month of the year has seen sales continue to remain firm as we head into the new year.
With October recording 97 deliveries, November has held firm with 95 units delivered for the month in an outstanding result.
When it came to chassis, Volvo maintained its firm grip at the pointy end of the market. The brand finished with 29 deliveries for November, nearly double the second place in Yutong with 15. Scania fell back to third in November with 12 deliveries made for the month, while Mercedes-Benz and King Long couldn’t be split on eight apiece. I-Bus incrementally rose last month to record seven deliveries, while BCI (5) increased its October figures by the one unit. BusTech Group registered four deliveries and MAN remained consistent with three deliveries, while BYD (2), BLK and Challenger (1) all rounded out the market.
A familiar name continued to sit at the top of the bodybuilder section. Volgren doubled its next competitor to finish with 30 deliveries in an excellent November, with Yutong remaining next best with 15. Irizar fell back to third spot with eight deliveries, sharing the podium with King Long (8). I-Bus increased its October efforts by two to finish with seven deliveries, while BCI (5) led an even finish consisting of Marcopolo (4), BusTech Group (4) and Coach Design (3). The remaining 11 deliveries were shared by seven companies.
In the first instalment of the seating sector, a clear winner emerged early. McConnell dominated in November with 37 deliveries, well ahead of Yutong (15) in second spot. Following Yutong was StyleRide (10) and Sege with nine units delivered, while King Long and APM all couldn’t be split on eight deliveries. Wrapping up the market was Marcopolo with four deliveries, while Fainsa and Elphinstone both recorded two in November.
When looking at the air-conditioning market, there was just no stopping Thermo King. The air-conditioning giant continued to lead the space with 35 deliveries for November, comfortably winning the sector ahead of Clint-Yutong with 15 and Hispacold (9). Spheros and King Long weren’t far behind with eight apiece, while Songz and Coachair both recorded seven deliveries for the month. Valeo and Denso (2) kept on ticking deliveries over, while MCC recorded the single delivery for November.
Victoria continued to lead from the front in November, consolidating its place at the top with 31 deliveries, or 33 per cent, last month. Following Victoria was Western Australia with 24 deliveries, with Queensland next best at 15 deliveries, or 17 per cent. New South Wales (12) remained steady, while South Australia recorded nine deliveries for the month. Tasmania increased to three deliveries for November, while the Northern Territory wrapped it up with the single unit delivered for the month.
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