Commercial Van Sales In Canada - December 2015 And 2015 Year End

2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris
Canadian commercial van sales decreased at the end of 2015, but the calendar year will be remembered as a good one for most makers of cargo vans.

December 2015 sales of commercial vans slid 1% with losses in both the small and full-size sectors – the blame is laid at the feet of Ram and GMC. Granted, the lone GMC van, the Chevrolet Express's Savana twin, was the top-selling commercial van market in Canada in December.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End


Regardless, the Savana, 2015's top-selling Ford Transit, and both the small and full-size sub-segments generated more sales activity in 2015 than in 2014. 

29% of the Canadian commercial van market was owned in 2015 by General Motors. Ford's market share increased to 38% from 33% in 2014. Ford builds both the top-selling full-size van, the Transit, and Canada's top-selling small commercial van, the Transit Connect.


Canada commercial van sales chart 2015 calendar year
Click Chart To Expand
The smaller Ford was challenged by new products at both the small and large end of the "small" commercial van sector. FCA's Ram brand sold 2059 ProMaster Citys in 2015, yet Ram's market share in the small commercial van sector fell to 36% from 39% in 2014 with the loss of Ram Cargo Van sales. Mercedes-Benz also began selling the tweener-sized Metris in late 2015. It's early days for the Metris – the Sprinter continues to be the major Mercedes-Benz van product.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank commercial vans 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 2016 • November 2015December 2014
Van
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
127
21505%957 21 4457%
515
33255.1%3337 4676 -28.6%
258
305-15.4%2661 7667 -65.3%
619
253145%8767 662 1224%
223
2077.7%2800 2862 -2.2%
874
1103-20.8%6809 6644 2.5%
37
------73 --- ---
364
29722.6%4761 4077 16.8%
58
4626.1%760 683 11.3%
143
66117%13431275 5.3%
1
434-99.8%850 2678 -68.3%
149
521-71.4%2640 2561 3.1%
178
------2059 --- ---
---
---
--------- --- ---
Full-Size Commercial Vans ³
2837
2857-0.7%29,735 26,970 10.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Small Commercial Vans ²
709
728-2.6%8082 6836 18.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
3546
3585-1.1%37,817 33,806 11.9%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada

RECOMMENDED READING
Commercial Van Sales In Canada - January 2016
Commercial Van Sales In Canada - November 2015 YTD
Commercial Van Sales In Canada - December 2014 & Year End
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2015 & Year End
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In Canada - December 2015 & Year End

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please stay on topic. Feel free to argue and debate, but stay friendly and do not get personal. Comments signed as Anonymous will likely be rejected as possible spam. Login with a Google account or assign yourself a name. Keep in mind, kids read this site.

If the post on which you are commenting is more than 40 days old, the comment will undergo moderation as a means of avoiding spam.