WASHINGTON — The American Bus Association Foundation has released its third-quarter motorcoach sales data for 2013. Starting this January 2014, the Foundation will pair this dataset with a survey sample from operators that asks them to project future vehicle purchases.
The combination of demand and sales data should help the industry more accurately forecast product development and operator demand. Third quarter sales data from ABC Companies, Motor Coach Industries/Setra and Prevost/Volvo are included. As additional builders and distributors are added to the data collection, estimates and trending information will be updated.
- New Vehicle Private Sector Sales for Q3: 292 units
- Pre-owned Private Sector Sales for Q1/Q3: 226 units
- New Vehicle Public Sector Sales for Q1/Q3: 26 units
- Pre-owned Public Sector Sales for Q1/Q2: 0 units
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Defining the Sector and Sale
The Public sector is defined as any end customer for whom the ultimate use of the vehicle will be by a government agency, university or publicly funded or controlled transportation system.
The Private sector is defined as any end customer for whom the ultimate use of the vehicle will be for passenger transportation by a privately held or publicly traded corporation.
New vehicle sales are defined as the delivery of a vehicle with seating positions for the first title transfer to the end user or lessor.
Pre-owned vehicle sales are defined as the delivery of a vehicle with seated positions that has had a title transfer at least once before delivery to the end user or lessor.
Shell is defined as the sale of a monocoque or unibody chassis with integrated passenger deck above a luggage compartment to a third-party coachbuilder for commercial leasing.
Source: American Bus Association