Commercial Van Sales In America – April 2016 YTD


2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris white (Timothy Cain)

Much as it deserves to do better on merit alone, our week with the Mercedes-Benz Metris made it pretty clear that a midsize van, no matter how appropriately sized, will not be the obvious answer for buyers who don’t want to spend full-size money for the privilege.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD

It is early days, of course, and we will surely see Mercedes-Benz USA selling more than 500 Metrises per month eventually. But with prices similar to the Ford Transit, now America’s top-selling commercial van in 18 consecutive months, we’re not likely to see the Metris creating significant volume. 

USA commercial van sales chart April 2016
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Mercedes-Benz owned 5.6% of the commercial van market in April 2016.

With the Transit, E-Series, and declining Transit Connect, Ford’s U.S. commercial van market share stood at 50.8% in April 2016, down from 52.7% a year ago. Huge gains at Chevrolet and Ram played a significant role in driving the category forward in April. The Chevrolet City Express and Ram’s two ProMasters added more than 3100 sales to the sector last month.

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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Van
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1769
574 208% 4383 2439 79.7%
6659
4952 34.5% 20,174 15,465 30.4%
5530
4802 15.2% 18,178 18,710 -2.8%
14,381
10,913 31.8% 50,403 33,794 49.1%
3310
3860 -14.2% 13,378 15,205 -12.0%
3412
3438 -0.8% 7536 8726 -13.6%
449
1826
2140
2764 -22.6% 8003 8323 -3.8%
1596
1396 14.3% 6113 5128 19.2%
1740
1469 18.4% 7092 5349 32.6%
16
182 -91.2% 1 2805 -99.9%
2835
1764 60.7% 11,229 7313 53.5%
1880
997 88.6% 6431 1720 274%
Full-Size Commercial Vans ³
36,553
30,029 21.7% 121,636 97,459 24.8%
Small Commercial Vans ²
9164
7082 29.4% 33,111 27,518 20.3%
Total
45,717
37,111 23.2% 154,747 124,977 23.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

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