Minivan Sales In America – January 2014


2009 VW Routan white
Apparently There Were Even More Couples Who
Awkwardly Walk Arm-In-Arm This January Than There 

Were A Year Ago. Which Is Strange, Because It’s Hard To 
Walk Like That, And Because… The Routan Is Still Alive?

In the midst of January 2014’s falling U.S. auto sales volume, lo and behold, sales in the oft-derided minivan segment grew 13%. 

Led by gains at Chrysler and Honda, minivan sales grew by 3764 units in January, typically the lowest-volume month of the year for total new vehicle sales.

Chrysler and Dodge owned 43% of the market for minivans, up from 39% a year ago. 

Honda’s Odyssey was the best-selling minivan in America in January 2014 – last January’s leader was the Toyota Sienna, which fell to second spot last month.

USA minivan sales chart January 2104
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Combined, these eight minivans generated 3.3% of the American auto industry’s sales volume in January 2014. A year ago, minivans produced just 2.8% of the industry’s January sales. 

It’s been said that winter took a toll on new vehicle sales last month, with storms ravaging parts of the country that typically remain free from winter’s grasp. If that’s true, to what extend would minivan sales have risen if temperatures were warmer than normal?

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank minivans any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013January 2013

Minivan
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
7056
6525 8.1% 7056 6525 8.1%
7290
4965 46.8% 7290 4965 46.8%
7879
6760 16.6% 7879 6760 16.6%
442
363 21.8% 442 363 21.8%
1800
1880 -4.3% 1800 1880 -4.3%
735
978 -24.8% 735 978 -24.8%
7696
7781 -1.1% 7696 7781 -1.1%
359
241 49.0% 359 241 49.0%
Total
33,257
29,493 12.8% 33,257 29,493 12.8%

Source: Automakers

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