Commercial Van Sales In America – January 2016


2016 Ford Transit White

With the loss of 1101 Ram Cargo Van sales and FCA commercial van dealers’ inability to make up for those losses with the Ram ProMaster City, and a loss of 278 Ford Transit Connect sales, U.S. small commercial van volume declined in January 2016.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016

Granted, January was an abbreviated sales month. There were only 24 selling days, not the 26 there were last year. Thus, the daily selling rate for these vans was actually up 3.5%. But the point remains: even as small commercial van nameplates grow in number, most buyers are looking for something bigger.

USA commercial van sales chart January 2016
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The Ford Transit outsold the Transit Connect by nearly three to one in January, for example. For every ProMaster sold by Ram, Ram only sold half a ProMaster City. And GM sold 4413 full-size commercial vans, only 710 small commercial vans.

January highlighted this point, as full-size commercial van volume jumped 18%.

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 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 2017 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015

Van
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
710
585 21.4% 710 585  21.4%
2913
3582 -18.7% 2913 3582 -18.7%
2959
3308 -10.6% 2959 3308 -10.6%
9631
6380 51.0% 9631 6380 51.0%
3411
3689 -7.5% 3411 3689 -7.5%
1500
1489 0.7% 1500 1489 0.7%
1899
1505 26.2% 1899 1505 26.2%
1292
1059 22.0% 1292 1059 22.0%
1273
1184 7.5% 1273 1184 7.5%
1101 -100% 1101 -100%
2109
1580 33.5% 2109 1580 33.5%
974
93 947% 974 93 947%
Full-Size Commercial Vans ³
22,303
18,903 18.0% 22,303 18,903 18.0%
Small Commercial Vans ²
6368
6652 -4.3% 6368 6652 -4.3%
Total
28,671
25,555 12.2% 28,671 25,555 12.2%

Source: Automakers
Sprinter & Metris sales combined by Mercedes-Benz, not GoodCarBadCar, and displayed with full-size commercial vans for the time being.

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