Following a good start to the year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has continued its successful development in the second quarter.
In Q2 2018, the company registered 2,157 new Mercedes-Benz trucks above 6 tonnes GVW – gaining a market share of 20.22%. Coupled with the strong performance in Q1, this takes the total number of new Mercedes-Benz Trucks registered in 2018 to 3,623 – 4% more than in the first six months of the previous year.
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which publishes the statistics, the total market for new HGVs above 6.0-tonnes was 10,670 in Q2 2018, a fall of 9% year-on-year. So far this year, some 20,455 new trucks have been registered – 7.8% fewer than in the first six months of 2017.
Commenting on the latest statistics, Mike Belk, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “By putting 3,623 new Mercedes-Benz trucks on the road in the first six months of the year, we continue to buck the downward trend. In pure volume terms, we’re 4% up on our performance over the same period last year, against a market that shrank by 7.8%.
“It’s also a record high for our market share – both for Q2 and for H1. Clearly operators are trusting our brand, and being rewarded with low total costs, increased safety and maximised uptime. Obviously, it’s only half-time, but all our colleagues and our Dealer network are working hard to build on this momentum and ensure that we finish the year as strongly as we have started.”