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MVMA REPORTS PRELIMINARY NEW TRUCK SALES FOR JULY

 MVMA REPORTS PRELIMINARY NEW TRUCK SALES FOR JULY
 WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Franchised dealers of U.S.


truck manufacturers sold 389,801 units in July, according to a preliminary report issued today by the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the United States, Inc. Retail sales for the month were 8 percent above the 360,967 units sold for the month a year ago.
 July sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4,230,000, a 9.7 percent increase from the July 1991 seasonally adjusted rate of 3,858,000 units.
 Preliminary New Truck Sales by G.V.W.R.
 (Including Domestic-Sponsored Imports and All Imports
 Over 10,000 Pounds G.V.W.R.)
 1992/1991 1992/1991
 July Percent Year-To-Date Percent
 1992 1991 Change 1992 1991 Change
 Class I 275,443 254,269 8.3 1,853,223 1,592,359 16.4
 Class II 90,361 84,101 7.4 578,608 514,143 12.5
 Class III 1,734 1,599 8.4 15,548 12,309 26.3
 Class IV 2,595 2,297 13.0 14,493 14,452 0.3
 Class V 257 173 48.6 2,025 1,854 9.2
 Class VI 2,117 2,383 (11.2) 18,282 13,728 33.2
 Class VII 7,135 7,893 (9.6) 41,841 46,271 (9.6)
 Class VIII 10,159 8,252 23.1 63,926 56,335 13.5
 TOTAL 389,801 360,967 8.0 2,587,946 2,251,451 15.0
 MVMA is the trade association for domestic motor vehicle manufacturers. Its seven member companies build 90 percent of U.S.- made motor vehicles. Members are: Chrysler Corporation; Ford Motor Company; General Motors Corporation; Honda of America Mfg., Inc.; Navistar International Transportation Corp.; PACCAR Inc.; and Volvo North America Corporation.
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 /NOTE: As a guideline, trucks are generally referred to as light, medium or heavy according to the following Gross Vehicle Weight Rating categories:
 Light-Duty Trucks
 Class I -- 0-6,000 pounds
 Class II -- 6,001-10,000 pounds
 Class III -- 10,001-14,000 pounds
 Medium-Duty Trucks
 Class IV -- 14,001-16,000 pounds
 Class V -- 16,001-19,500 pounds
 Class VI -- 19,501-26,000 pounds
 Class VII -- 26,001-33,000 pounds
 Heavy-Duty Trucks
 Class VIII -- 33,001 pounds & over/
 /CONTACT: Gene McKinney or Ed Lewis of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, 202-775-2716/ CO: Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association ST: District of Columbia IN: AUT SU: ECO


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