Out of thin air, the Ram Cargo Van was Canada’s best-selling commercial van in January 2015. Not just the best-selling small commercial van, but the best-selling commercial van overall, 90 sales ahead of the second-ranked Ford Transit.
The Ram C/V ranked third in December, sixth in calendar year 2014, and second in January of last year.
Leading the class in January is also not as difficult a feat as it will be in, for example, May, when last year’s fifth-month sales were 156% stronger than first-month sales.
The Ram Cargo Van owned less than 8% of total commercial van sales in May of last year, when it ranked sixth overall.
But the commercial van category is in a state of upheaval at the moment. As traditional leader Ford replaces its E-Series with the Transit – the best seller in America in January – and General Motors adds a Nissan NV200 copy to its fleet and FCA/Chrysler Group begins marketing the Fiat Doblo as a ProMaster City and sees its Grand Caravan/Town & Country/Cargo Van factory temporarily shut down in Windsor, it’s difficult to forecast the results from one month down the road, let alone five or six.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank commercial vans any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.