Yutong sales up by 18%

China-based Yutong saw its total worldwide sales of coaches and buses rise by 18% to 12,366 in the January-March quarter, compared with the same period in 2015.

While large vehicles remained consistent with 1.5% sales growth to hit 4,132 coaches and buses, the biggest growth was in the medium and lightweight sectors, with growth of 29% and 28% respectively, selling 6,071 and 2,163 respectively.

In the UK Yutong sells its TC9 9m coach and TC12 12m coach through dealership Pelican.

UK registration figures for the first three months of the year are expected to be released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) during May.