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This exclusive dealer-focused webinar occurred July 17, 2018.
Higher incentives in April were seen despite dealers having a much more favorable mix of strong-selling trucks on their lots vs. a year ago.
Growth was seen across the regions, with Q1 record totals posted by many countries.
All three countries saw declines, though results varied among manufacturers.
All sectors but Class 7 posted increases, with Class 8 soaring 41.3% from year-ago and Class 4 up 19.0%.
Big truck sales were driven by the large gain by Class 8, which posted a 26.4% jump vs. year-ago.
Mexico LV sales reached 118,483, high by historical standards, but were 16.6% below 2017’s record 136,755.
Wards Intelligence still is expecting demand to decline in the second half of 2018 from January-June.