Mitsubishi Rosa best-selling bus in August 2016

Mitsubishi Rosa beats Toyota Coaster in August 2016 sales race

Mitsubishi Rosa best-selling bus in August 2016

The Mitsubishi Rosa has managed to get the jump on arch-rival, the Toyota Coaster, in August 2016 bus sales by just a single unit.

VFACTS sales data released today shows the Rosa was delivered to 17 customers in August, the Coaster managed 16 deliveries.

In the same month last year, the Toyota bus outsold the Mitsubishi product by 22 units to 17.

However, overall in 2016, the Rosa has had the upper hand. To the end of August 232 Rosa buses were sold, against the Coasters total of 124.

Overall, sales in the light bus +20 seat segment are down 11.0% this year.

In the less than 20 seat category it was again the Toyota HiAce that was the dominant player in August.

168 Toyota HiAce buses were delivered, this was well ahead of the Renault Master Bus with 11 sales, LDV V80 Bus which managed 5 deliveries and the Ford Transit Bus with 4.

Year to date, sales in the smaller bus category are also down 11.0%.

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