Press Release

July 14, 2000
Isuzu Motors Limited

Isuzu Keeps the Number One Position
among Japanese Auto makers
in the 1999 Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Production


In 1999, Isuzu Motors Limited continued to hold the position as the largest Japanese truck manufacturer in the category for GVW of at least 6.1 ton or 33,001 lbs. In the world market, Isuzu was number five.

Statistics based on the volume released by automobile manufacturer associations around the world were used to compile the figures, which are for single countries and do not include consigned production.

Isuzu was the largest manufacturer in the overall category for five consecutive years from 1993 through 1997. However, the company was rated number-four in 1998 and number-five in 1999 in the overall category, mainly due to the continuous recession in Japan and South East Asia, which are the major commercial vehicle markets for Isuzu. The strong US economy pushed the five American truck makers including General Motors Corporation among the top ten makers.

1999 Truck Production
Rank

1999 Production 1998 Production
99 98 Manufacturer Country M/D H/D Total M/D H/D Total
1 1 Freightliner USA 39,294 92,396 131,690 29,083 73,804 102,887
2 2 DaimlerChrysler Germany 35,870 55,449 91,319 34,064 54,777 88,841
3 3 Navistar USA 54,384 21,691 76,075 55,387 21,657 77,044
4 13 Telco India 52,226 8,790 61,016 30,121 1,901 32,022
5 4 Isuzu Japan 53,956 5,469 59,425 58,270 7,396 65,666
6 11 GM USA 54,066 0 54,066 33,420 0 33,420
7 5 Mitsubishi Japan 33,468 9,429 42,897 38,397 9,191 47,588
8 12 Mack USA 0 38,528 38,528 0 32,886 32,886
9 8 Man Germany 8,891 28,987 37,878 10,839 28,273 39,112
10 10 Ford USA 37,039 0 37,039 35,911 5 35,916

1. Medium Duty : GVW 6.1t - 16.0t(14,000 - 33,000 lb.)
Heavy Duty: Over GVW 16.1t(over 33,0001 lb.)
2. Source: Automobile manufacturers association in each country
3. Single country basis

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