A study by the American Bus Association found that 885 new and pre-owned motorcoaches were sold in the fourth quarter of 2015. Comparatively speaking, 693 motorcoaches were sold in the fourth quarter of 2014. Altogether in 2015, there were 1,599 private sector and 542 public sector sales as compared to 1,411 private sector and 355 public sector sales in 2014.
The Coach Manufacturer Survey helps the bus industry understand trends in motorcoach purchasing to more accurately predict product development and demand. The survey details the private and public sector sales of new and pre-owned motorcoaches as well as shell, engine and transmission sales. Sales information was provided by Prevost, ABC Companies, MCI Sales and Setra. The full report is available online at http://www.buses.org/assets/images/uploads/general/Final_Coach_Breakout_2015_Q4.xlsx