April 2019 – The Best-Selling Commercial Vans In Canada


The GCBC Analysis

Commercial van sales in Canada looked strong. The segment was up by about 500 units for the month of April. When it comes to the YTD sales numbers, the segment was up over 800 units.

Of the 11 models shown below, only four of them saw sales decreases. These models included the GMC Savana, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Nissan NV. 

The sales leader for the month was the Ford Transit, which saw a significant increase in sales of over 32 percent. It was followed by the Ford E-Series van which saw an even more dramatic sales increase for the month of nearly 113 percent. These two models are up YTD as well. 

Speaking of YTD sales for commercial vans, more models have seen declines so far this year than increases. With that said, the segment still manages to have sold more than this time last year. It will be interesting to see if this continues as time goes on. 


Commercial Van Rankings

Commercial Van Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Ford E-Series 732 344 112.79 1,866 1,752 6.51
Chevrolet Express 418 381 9.71 1,320 1,631 -19.07
Mercedes-Benz Metris 83 131 -36.64 424 531 -20.15
Nissan NV 55 93 -40.86 246 282 -12.77
Nissan NV200 158 128 23.44 511 526 -2.85
Ram ProMaster 439 290 51.38 1,754 1,385 26.64
Ram ProMaster City 124 88 40.91 371 167 122.16
GMC Savana 569 984 -42.17 1,797 1,979 -9.20
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 397 475 -16.42 1,307 1,642 -20.40
Ford Transit 1,344 1,015 32.41 5,196 4,238 22.61
Ford Transit Connect 349 237 47.26 1,118 950 17.68
∑ = 4,668 ∑ = 4,166 ∑ = 15,910 ∑ = 15,083
Segment Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Full Size Commercial Van 3,954 3,582 10.39 13,486 12,909 4.47
Small Commercial Van 714 584 22.26 2,424 2,174 11.50
Total 4,668 4,166 12.05 15,910 15,083 5.48

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.