Commercial Van Sales In America – August 2016 YTD


2016 Ford Transit green

The Ford Motor Company reported more U.S. commercial van sales in August 2016 than at any point in the automaker’s rather successful commercial van history. 

Just one year ago, Ford earned more than half of all American commercial van sales. No small feat.

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

But in August 2016, Ford commercial van volume jumped 13%, year-over-year, to a total of 20,355 units, maintaining the brand’s high market share levels in a segment which grew at a similar pace.

Ford’s best-ever van sales year was 1978. 

U.S. commercial van sales chart August 2016
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Competitors from Mercedes-Benz and Ram produced big gains in August 2016, though all rivals are fighting for share in a market totally controlled by the Blue Oval. 

With 551 additional Metris sales and a 15% Sprinter uptick, Mercedes-Benz’s August van sales rose 39%. 

Ram’s ProMaster and ProMaster City combined for 885 extra sales compared with August 2016. Year-to-date, Ram van sales are up 52%.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Van
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
359
1092 -67.1% 5454 6380 -14.5%
6659
5522 20.6% 44,088 37,542 17.4%
4716
3823 23.4% 36,122 35,048 3.1%
11,993
10,263 16.9% 101,808 75,931 34.1%
3646
3995 -8.7% 31,039 32,975 -5.9%
692
744 -7.0% 12,892 15,664 -17.7%
551
3589
2601
2260 15.1% 18,597 17,957 3.6%
1431
1389 3.0% 11,988 11,101 8.0%
1447
1601 -9.6% 13,095 11,534 13.5%
29 -100% 21 2144 -99.0%
3234
2587 25.0% 23,761 16,812 41.3%
990
752 31.6% 11,887 4434 168%
Full-Size Commercial Vans ³
31,326
26,588 17.8% 249,256 210,055 18.7%
Small Commercial Vans ²
6993
7469 -6.4% 65,085 57,467 13.3%
Total
38,319
34,057 12.5% 314,341 267,522 17.5%

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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