GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Volvo Group has seen North American truck deliveries to dealers and customers surge 11% during the first eight months of 2006.
Volvo Group has shipped 46,660 trucks so far this year compared to 42,043 at the same time last year. The increase can be attributed to a pre-buy currently underway, as customers alter their buying cycles to delay the purchase of costlier 2007 trucks and engines. Thanks to the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions restrictions, 2007 trucks are expected to cost US$7,500-$10,000 more than current models.
Mack Trucks has seen an increase of 3%, from 21,307 to 21,976 truck deliveries in North America. Volvos deliveries are up 18%, from 20,497 this time last year to 24,197 so far this year, the company reports.
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