License numbers for the first half also show increases for Iveco, DAF and JAC
The truck sector did not fare as badly as passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, which decreased by 15.4% in the first half of 2022. However, the number has not yet reached the level of 2021. According to the list of license plates. from Fenabrave (National Federation of Motor Vehicle Distributors), manufacturers licensed 57,310 units in the first half.
As a result, there was a drop of 1.2% compared to the same period last year, when the truck sector registered 58,017 units between January and June 2021. But who stood out in this situation?
VW overtakes Mercedes in trucks
Since then, the biggest news in terms of the market has been the change of leadership. Previously independent with 30.6% of sales, Mercedes-Benz lost almost three percentage points in the mix and today is responsible for 27.2% of sales in the sector.
Even better for Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, which gained more than one percent of points. At the end of the first six months of the year, the company holds a 29.6% stake.
The presence of power in several places
The result strengthened the leadership regained in 2021, when VW returned to the top for the first time since 2015. In fact, the company led by Roberto Cortes had reason to celebrate last year.
Part of this work was due to the good reception of Meteor. The first overweight truck launched by VWCO ended last year with 3,967 units. This year, the model has already collected 1,974 license units, increasing the configuration results to 28,460 and 29,520.
The manufacturer also shows good results in other categories. It has made a “double” in the mid-range segment with 11,180 Delivery models, which pulls license numbers with 2,923 units in the semester, followed by Constellation 14,190, with 680 units.
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In the semi-heavyweight category, Constellation 24,260 and 24,260 are in second and third places, respectively. The total number of license plates of the two results in 2,799 licensed units.
Delivery Express also sold well, with 326 units in direct sales in the first half of the year. Even electronic E-Delivery, which is more expensive, is already visible in the ranking, with 123 registrations in the period.
Vice on the tail
Despite losing the lead it had held since 2016, Mercedes-Benz was not far behind its rival VWCO. On the contrary: at the end of 2021, only 302 units separated the two companies.
The mileage only increased this year and reached 1,370 units in the first half of 2022. The numbers can be explained by the lack of launches, since, when Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus presented the aforementioned Meteor, the three-pointed star brand did not have it. no major matches since last year – apart from frequently stopped in his factories due to missing elements.
In the first half of this year, the Accelo 1016 leads the light category with 1,755 units, followed closely by the 9,170 VW Delivery with its 1,511 units. The company is also well positioned in the semi-heavy and light segment with the Atego and in the heavy segment with the Actros 2651.
Volvo is the fastest growing
Even away from the battle for the top spot, the third placed Volvo is smiling from ear to ear. That’s because the company gained more than three percentage points (3.4%, to be exact) in market share in the first half of 2022.
The ‘blame’ can be attributed to the FH 540. In 2021, the truck was the sales leader among large trucks for the ninth time in the last 13 years. In total, 8,935 units of the Swedish brand model were produced from January to December last year. In the first half of 2022, FH has already registered 3,941 units.
The company also leads the sales of light trucks with VM 270. In the first six months of the year, it sold 2,186 units, more than the VW Constellation 24,280.
Scania is losing market; Thank you Iveco
If Volvo is celebrating so far, Scania has not had such a good term. The company lost the most market share during the period, due to a significant drop of 5.6% compared to the figures for the first six months of 2021.
Before 13.4% of the market with 7,791 units sold, the brand ended the term with 7.7% of the sales mix with 4,466 licensed trucks. Good for Iveco, which gained more than three percent of the market share and beat its competitor.
In the first half of this year, the Italian brand won a market share of 9.4% and sold 5,390 units. Iveco’s strength is in the semi-light segments, where it sells well with the Daily line, and in the light and medium segments, which have a strong presence with the Tector models.
It is good to remember that, in the same period of 2021, the brand accounted for 6% of the sector and had 3,522 registered units.
DAF is rising and JAC is also growing
DAF grew by 0.8% in the first six months of 2022. From January to June, the company registered 3,030 units, which ensured it sixth place in the Fenabrave registration list and a market share of 5.2%.
Finally, it is worth highlighting the rise of JAC Motors. For several years now, Sérgio Habib’s company has been investing in electric vehicles, especially in the truck segment.
This made the Chinese brand go from a small 0.05% in the first half of 2021 to 0.5% in the same period this year. There were 290 units registered in the first six months of 2022, with the iEV1200T truck topping the line with 264 units – more than notable models such as the Iveco Tector 9-190 and Hyundai HD.