Commercial Van Sales In Canada – April 2016 YTD


2016 Ford Transit Cargo Area

Canada’s auto industry registered a 14% year-over-year increase in sales of commercial vans as the small sub-segment recorded rapid growth but remained a relatively small niche. 

Only 18.8% of the commercial vans sold in Canada in April 2016 were “small”, including the midsize Mercedes-Benz Metris. Canada’s leading commercial van, the full-size Ford Transit, easily outsold the whole small commercial van sub-segment on its own.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD

Transit sales dipped slightly, year-over-year, but Ford nevertheless grabbed one-third of the full-size market with the Transit. Moreover, sales of the E-Series rose to a 20-month high.

Canada commercial van sales chart April 2016
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Ram’s vans, the ProMaster and ProMaster City, combined for a market share increase from 5.6% in April 2015 to 11.8% in April 2016. 

Mercedes-Benz grabbed 12.5% of the Canadian commercial van market in April as the Metris, reviewed by GCBC earlier this week, posted its best results yet.

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 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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Van
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
91
81 12.3% 323 240 34.6%
381
269 41.6% 1105 860 28.5%
619
461 34.3% 1692 997 69.7%
1139
1173 -2.9% 2767 2477 11.7%
258
216 19.4% 913 950 -3.9%
441
620 -28.9% 1719 1732 -0.8%
130
368
389
442 -12.0% 1294 1446 -10.5%
50
66 -24.2% 206 224 -8.0%
169
102 65.7% 625 437 43.0%
47 -100% 800 -100%
354
115 208% 848 1046 -18.9%
135
40 238% 858 528 62.5%
Full-Size Commercial Vans ³
3373
3146 7.2% 9631 8782 9.7%
Small Commercial Vans ²
783
486 61.1% 3087 2955 4.5%
Total
4156
3632 14.4% 12,718 11,737 8.4%

Source: Automakers

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