Leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK has revealed that 2019 was a record year for the company as it achieved an overall 23.5% increase in vehicle sales for the calendar year, confirming that it was, in fact, its best year ever, in terms of the total number of vehicle sales in the company’s 23 year history in the UK.
Leading the company’s outstanding results were sales of the Isuzu 3.5 tonne Grafter range, which experienced a fantastic 47.7% growth in sales against the previous year, in a competitive marketplace that grew by just 13% in 2019.
Further up the GVW range, sales of the company’s F series were boosted by the arrival of the new 13.5 tonne range, with total sales increasing by 47.5% over the equivalent 12 months in 2018.
The company’s flagship range of 7.5 tonne rigid trucks, the backbone of the company for so many years, continued to defy market predictions by achieving a very steady and consistent level of sales throughout the year, and finished 2nd in the registration results for the year.
Announcing details of this record-breaking performance, Richard Waterworth, head of sales at Isuzu Truck UK said, “Despite the uncertainties surrounding Brexit throughout the whole of 2019, together with the ongoing challenges within the industry of matching supply with buoyant demand, we are really pleased with how our truck sales business performed in 2019. Without doubt, our ongoing investment in new products within the range has produced dividends with an exceptional performance at 3.5 tonne in particular, with the Grafter, whilst sales of the F series have started to show positive organic growth as we expand our vehicle park at this GVW.”
Richard continues, “Over the past decade, we have grown Isuzu truck sales by over 82% across the board and 2019 was indeed a record-breaking best year ever, a testament to the broad product offering and our continually expanding dealer network.”