Sales Slump for MAN Trucks in 2015

Global MAN sales drop 22.3% in November 2015.

Sales Slump for MAN Trucks in 2015 - Scania sales are proving more stable than MAN.

Sales of MAN vehicles across the globe are down significantly, while Volkswagen Group stablemate, Scania, looks to have turned around recent sales volume decreases.

Sales data released by the Volkswagen Group today shows MAN sales fell 23% in November with 8,600 deliveries, while for the first eleven months of the year MAN sales are down 13.9% to a total of 107,700 vehicles.

Over at Scania, the brand managed to sell 7,100 vehicles in November, 0.3% more than the same month last year. For the first 11 months of the year Scania recorded a 1.7% contraction in deliveries with a total of 70,100 hand-overs.

Volkswagen Group truck brands, MAN and Scania, have struggled through 2015.

Despite the sales drops however, MAN trucks has told investors that the brand is looking forward to better times. The latest shareholder update showed that MAN Truck & Bus received over eleven billion dollars’ worth of orders in the first three quarters of 2015, 9% above the same prior last year period.

And Joachim Drees, Chief Executive Officer of MAN, said things should only get better in 2016.

“Demand in Europe saw a significant rebound following the buyer reluctance observed last year after the introduction of the Euro 6 emission standard.”

Kate Richards

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