Volvo, Mack deliveries jump in January
Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in January 2014 amounted to 13,612 vehicles, a 26 percent increase compared with the year-earlier month.
Group North American deliveries jumped 113 percent, up to 4,178 units. North America was Volvo’s largest market in January.
In January 8,433 Volvo branded trucks were delivered worldwide, an increase of 51 percent compared with the same month last year. However, deliveries were 29 percent lower than in the month of December 2013.
In Europe 3,374 vehicles were delivered during January, up 54 percent compared with January 2013.
First quarter production rates in Europe have been adjusted to reflect lower demand, which is a consequence of customers having pre-bought trucks ahead of a more stringent emission regulation that came into force Jan. 1, Volvo says.
January deliveries of Volvo branded trucks in North America increased 209 percent to 2,433 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year. The increase was mainly due to two down-weeks in January 2013.
January deliveries of Mack trucks increased by 37 percent globally compared to the same month last year, and reached 1,793 trucks.
In North America, deliveries climbed 53 percent from 2013 to 1,733 units.