Isuzu registers most new trucks in 2017

Isuzu Trucks is celebrating its dominance of the New Zealand truck market, achieving 18 years as the number one truck distributor

"Since the year 2000, Isuzu Trucks has been the top selling truck brand in New Zealand, which is an unprecedented achievement," general manager of Isuzu Trucks New Zealand, Colin Muir, says.

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"There are very few brands in the entire automotive industry, even considering a global perspective, which can claim such dominance."

According to Colin, Isuzu Trucks and its dealers achieved 1305 registrations for the year, which is a new record, beating the old record that was set only last year. Isuzu New Zealand’s total number registered is slightly different to the official NZTA figure of 1312, and according to an industry expert, Isuzu would not have included a small number of vehicles supplied from Australia.

"We’re really excited about our prospects heading into 2018, especially with a new offering in the Euro dominated HPMV tipper market with the newly launched 500+ HP CYZ530 6x4. We have every confidence we can continue this remarkable run of form," Colin says.

Isuzu’s number one place was followed by Fuso with 1014 and Hino with 661 registrations. Volvo made up the fourth slot with 359 registrations.

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