Minivan Sales In America – 2004 Year End


2004 Toyota Sienna

America’s minivan market grew by 36,000 units in calendar year 2004, a 3.4% year-over-year increase. The Chrysler Group, with two active nameplates, owned 34.8% of the minivan market, level with their 2003 share.

GM’s share declined sharply as their total minivan volume dropped 22% to 157,169 units. The Ford Motor Company sold 120,979 minivans, including 17,407 Mercurys, but that was far from the 129,236 sold in 2003 when the Windstar was the prominent Ford minivan. Overall, domestic manufacturers owned 59.8% of America’s minivan market.

Big gains were produced by the Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest, both of which were new for the 2004 model year. Indeed, the Sienna was America’s second-best-selling minivan, as Honda’s Odyssey failed to produce meaningful growth in the expanding category.

Complete 2004 sales figures for every minivan sold in the U.S. are below. Together, they accounted for 6.6% of the overall new vehicle industry’s volume.

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Minivan
2004
2003

Change
Buick Terraza
2137
Chevrolet Astro *
34,564
40,123
-13.9%
Chevrolet Uplander
3948
Chevrolet Venture
66,522
94,521
-29.6%
Chrysler Town & Country
144,357
140,007
3.1%
Chrysler Voyager
1093
-100%
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
242,307
233,394
3.8%
Ford Freestar
100,622
15,771
538%
Ford Windstar
2950
113,465
-97.4%
GMC Safari *
8345
10,950
-23.8%
Honda Odyssey
154,238
154,063
0.1%
Kia Sedona
61,149
50,628
20.8%
Mazda MPV
24,860
30,689
-19.0%
Mercury Monterey
17,407
2213
687%
Nissan Quest
46,430
23,170
100%
Oldsmobile Silhouette
6461
14,772
-56.3%
Pontiac Montana
31,411
39,588
-20.7%
Pontiac Montana SV6
2218
Saturn Relay
1563
Toyota Sienna
159,119
105,499
50.8%
Volkswagen EuroVan
209
4735
-95.6%
Total
1,110,817
1,074,681 3.4%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* clearly partly commercial-oriented