Commercial Van Sales In America – April 2017


2017 Ford Transit cargo van

U.S. sales of commercial vans tumbled 14% in April 2017 and are down 7% so far this year. While much of the blame belongs to small commercial vans, sales of which slid 24% through the first one-third of 2017, full-size commercial vans are slowing as well as Ford proves incapable of sustaining last year’s level of Transit demand.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2017 YTD

Ford Transit sales are down 17% so far this year, but it remains America’s top-selling full-size commercial van and top-selling van overall. The Transit and its E-Series predecessor own half the full-size market. 

USA commercial van sales chart April 2017
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Ford owns 48% of the overall commercial van sector.

Exceptions to the rule of commercial van decline in 2017 are present in the showrooms of Ford’s domestic full-size competitors. The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana are jointly up by nearly 5000 sales. The Ram ProMaster, meanwhile, is up 15%.

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 • March 2017April 2016

Van
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
739
1769 -58.2% 2611 4383 -40.4%
6871
6659 3.2% 22,270 20,174 10.4%
5199
5530 -6.0% 17,274 18,178 -5.0%
11,500
14,381 -20.0% 41,783 50,403 -17.1%
2905
3310 -12.2% 9865 13,378 -26.3%
3629
3412 6.4% 10,396 7536 38.0%
567
449 26.3% 1809 1827 -1.0%
1626
2140 -24.0% 7817 8002 -2.3%
1457
1596 -8.7% 5990 6113 -2.0%
1697
1740 -2.5% 6192 7092 -12.7%
16 -100% 19 -100%
2701
2819 -4.2% 12,748 11,121 14.6%
1305
1833 -28.8% 4638 6384 -27.4%
Full-Size Commercial Vans ³
32,983
36,537 -9.7% 118,278 121,527 -2.7%
Small Commercial Vans ²
7213
9117 -20.9% 25,115 33,083 -24.1%
Total
40,196
45,654 -14.1% 143,393 154,610 -7.3%

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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