In the special feature we report on the market in this segment. The trend showed that sales of medium commercial vehicles in SA were on a decline in the first two months of 2014 after strong growth a year previously.
January-February 2013 had been 8,3% higher than the 1 579 medium trucks
The 1 691 units sold in January and February 2014 was a decrease of 1,2% over sales in the same period in 2013, while that figure of 1 710 units for January-February 2013 had been 8,3% higher than the 1 579 medium trucks and vans sold in the first two months of 2012.
This fall in the sales of medium commercial vehicles (3 501-8 500kg GVM) is in line with a general slowdown in the economy, and similar to the trend that that was evident in the heavy truck segment (8 500-16 500kg GVM), where sales slumped by 6,3%.