JUST START FOR THE NEW YEAR



Through: Fitzpatrick catPhotography by: Courtesy of Yutong







Bus deliveries in 2022 start small, but with promise after the end of the 2021 bumper.








In the bodybuilding business, Volgren was finally edged out by Yutong after five months at the top.

We’re out of the gates for 2022 and after a dramatic final year – where deliveries saw a huge drop and then rebounded in December – January’s total of 86 is a calmer start, but hopefully a sign of growing stability.

In the chassis sector, Volvo and Yutong were neck and neck at the finish line with 20 each – Volvo showing a small decline from December, but Yutong strengthening with its highest number since January 2020. Amid the Mercedes -Benz platoon arrives at 14 and we welcome Custom Denning in chassis deliveries with 11 units, corresponding to Scania. BCI, meanwhile, won a few in December with a total of seven, while BLK Auto, Challenger and Hino round out the total with one each.

In bodybuilding, Volgren was finally edged out by Yutong after five months at the top, losing 20-17. Again, a fantastic result for Yutong. Custom Denning brought a solid 12 to the table while Irizar, the 11, also showed fighting spirit with a total not seen since November 2020. Bustech Group fell back to six after a very solid November and December. Besides, there’s a welcome return from Challenger, which hasn’t provided delivery data since last August.

In the air conditioning sector, Thermo King remains the defending champion, but Cling-Yutong follows suit with results of 25 and 20, respectively. Hispacold bounced back to 13 from Dec. 7, while Valeo’s 11 – courtesy of Custom Denning – brings it back to these pages after a six-month absence. MCC also posted a strong gain, up six from December to seven. Coachair fell sharply from December 16 to finish in six, but was still up on the October and November, while Spheros was up one for a total of four.

At state level, NSW toppled Victoria from their high perch in December with a tally of 28 to 20 and Western Australia loom at the back with 15. South Australia may be in the middle , but his total of nine is his highest since February 10, 2020, so congratulations to SA. Congratulations also to the Northern Territory, which saw the delivery of eight buses – the highest recorded for NT in these pages! Queensland, meanwhile, took a bit of a break with six after December 16.

Turn over for full information on bus and coach delivery in January. Please note that all data is as provided by the manufacturers at their discretion.

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