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Psv sales increase

26th April 1980, Page 10
26th April 1980
Page 10
Page 10, 26th April 1980 — Psv sales increase
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BUS AND COACH sales con tinued to rise last month, an importers have raised thei sales more than fivefold ove March 1979.

The Society of Moto Manufacturers and Trader report 692 sales, against 595 ir March 1979,, Importers DA] and Volvo — rose meteoricall: from 20 (all Volvo B58s) las year to 105. The B58 figure i 99.

Leyland still leads the fielf with 355 sales, but this is dowi from 371 last year. Bedford i down too, from 166 to 99, whil, Ford — now well out of it 1978 strike problems — raisel sales from 47 to 95.

Hestair Dennis has still ti reap the fruits of its majo orders from double-dec] operators, but pushed its sale up from three to four Domina tors.

Metro-Cammell Weymani has at last been listed as ; British manufacturer, an+ almost doubled sales fron March 1979's 17 to 29.

Seddon Atkinson, whicl builds only for Scottish Bu Group, sold only five Pennin 7s this March, a drop from 2( and British Volvo B55 sale dropped from one to nil.

Sales in the first quarter o 1980 are up from 1624 in th, same period last year to 1842 and the two importers hay, made the biggest gains. DA] has come from nowhere t1 gain one per cent of the mar ket, and Volvo has gone ui from three to nine per cent.


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