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Q2 motorcoach sales down slightly, ABA Foundation report finds

Posted on August 9, 2019

There was an overall 15% decrease in sales year over year.
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There was an overall 15% decrease in sales year over year.DC Trails

Based on surveys of the major manufacturers that sell vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers saw a decrease over the prior year’s second quarter to a total of 766 units (502 new coaches and 264 pre-owned coaches), according to the American Bus Association Foundation’s Motorcoach Builder Survey.

There was an overall 15% decrease in sales year over year. However, pre-owned vehicle sales were up by 11% over 2018 second quarter sales. The biggest drop in sales was in the 40 to 45 foot group, which went from 15 sold in the second quarter of 2018 to 4 sold in the second quarter of 2019.

“Despite a small drop year over year, we are still seeing strong sales numbers,” said Peter Pantuso, president of the ABA Foundation. “The sale of more than 700 buses in a quarter shows companies are still investing in their products to ensure customers are experiencing trips in updated vehicles offering them the convenience and amenities they demand.”

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