March 2019 – The Best-Selling Commercial Vans In America


The GCBC Analysis

Overall, Commercial Van sales were down for the month of March, but only by a few hundred sales. More models saw increases than decreases for the month.

Leading the way in terms of sales volume was the Ford Transit, though it saw a decline in sales of over 14 percent. The Chevy Express also saw a decline in sales, and so did the Ford E-Series and the GMC Savana.

Several other models saw sales increases, including the Ram ProMaster, Ford Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV, Ram ProMaster City, and the Mercedes Benz Metris.

For the YTD numbers, the segment was up more than 7,000 units. The only models that saw sales declines were the Chevrolet Express, Ford E-Series, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and the Nissan NV200.


Commercial Van Rankings

Commercial Van Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Ford E-Series 3,834 5,184 -26.04 10,792 13,893 -22.32
Chevrolet Express 6,116 7,427 -17.65 17,215 19,774 -12.94
Mercedes-Benz Metris 1,111 618 79.77 1,979 1,564 26.53
Nissan NV 1,805 1,606 12.39 4,507 3,768 19.61
Nissan NV200 2,077 2,032 2.21 4,655 4,787 -2.76
Ram ProMaster 4,928 2,451 101.06 13,319 6,457 106.27
Ram ProMaster City 1,707 1,120 52.41 3,668 3,233 13.45
GMC Savana 2,333 2,619 -10.92 6,566 4,797 36.88
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,442 2,349 3.96 5,517 6,622 -16.69
Ford Transit 11,312 13,173 -14.13 31,841 30,351 4.91
Ford Transit Connect 3,176 2,623 21.08 8,940 6,638 34.68
∑ = 40,841 ∑ = 41,202 ∑ = 108,999 ∑ = 101,884
Segment Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Full Size Commercial Van 32,770 34,809 -5.86 89,757 85,662 4.78
Small Commercial Van 8,071 7,187 12.30 19,242 18,329 4.98
Total 40,841 41,996 -2.75 108,999 103,991 4.82

Commercial Van Sales by Quarter

Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until the end of each quarter.