The GCBC Analysis
Commercial Van sales were up about 400 units for the month of March in 2019 over that month last year.
Leading the pack in terms of overall sales volume was the Ford Transit with a sales increase of over 48 percent. It was followed by the Ram ProMaster, which also saw a significant sales rise of nearly 28 percent.
The most impressive sales percentage increase came from the Ram ProMaster City with a more than 345 percent increase. The largest sales decrease came from the Ford E-Series van with a drop of over 31 percent.
When you look at the sub segments, both small commercial van and large commercial van sales were up. For the whole quarter, the segment was up around 300 units overall, suggesting the month of March made a significant difference for Q1.
Commercial Van Rankings
Commercial Van Sales Figures – This Month
|Model||Month||Month LY||Change||YTD||YTD LY||YTD Change|
|Ram ProMaster City||98||22||345.45||247||79||212.66|
|Ford Transit Connect||300||242||23.97||769||713||7.85|
|∑ = 4,855||∑ = 4,424||∑ = 11,242||∑ = 10,917|
|Segment||Month||Month LY||Change||YTD||YTD LY||YTD Change|
|Full Size Commercial Van||4,203||3,922||7.16||9,532||9,327||2.20|
|Small Commercial Van||652||502||29.88||1,710||1,590||7.55|
Commercial Van Sales by Quarter
|modelName||Q1 2019||Q1 2018||Year To Date||Year to Date Previous Year||Change|
|Chevrolet City Express||0||0||0.0|
|Ford Transit Connect||2,071||1,634||0.0|
|Ram ProMaster City||598||295||0.0|
|∑ = 0||∑ = 0|
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.