Pickup truck volume jumped 6%. SUVs/crossovers rose nearly 8%. Minivan volume rose 6%. Passenger car sales were down 9%.
But commercial vans, led by the best-selling Ford Transit’s 22% climb, jumped 10% to 463,487 units.
Moreover, eight out of every ten sales were produced by more costly, more profitable full-size vans.
Not only did the Transit own the full-size category, earning 38% of the sector’s sales before the E-Series is even taken into account, but the Transit Connect – despite falling 17% – was the top-selling small commercial van. 51% of all small commercial vans sold in America in 2016 were Fords.
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.