WASHINGTON -- Sales of new
motorcoaches continued to grow during the
first half of 2016, surpassing sales for the
same period last year by nearly 16 percent.
Combined private and public-sector
sales of new MCI, Prevost, Setra, Van Hool
and Volvo motorcoaches totaled 1,230 from
January through June of this year, up from
1,063 during the same six-month period in
At their current pace, annual coach
sales could top 2,000 for only the second
year since 2008, when sales totaled 2,017.
Sales of new coaches dropped to 1,654
in 2009 and to 1,131 in 2010 and have