After surging 42% through the first four months of 2015, Canadian sales of commercial vans tumbled 17% in May 2015 because of sharp declines at General Motors, the near disappearance of the Ram Cargo Van, and a decrease from the leading small commercial van, as well.
GM’s full-size twins, the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, jointly fell 61%, a loss of 828 sales, year-over-year. GM added only 48 sales of the smaller, Nissan NV200-based Chevrolet City Express.
Total Ram commercial van volume decreased by marginally despite ProMaster growth and an additional 183 ProMaster City sales because of the Grand Caravan-based Ram Cargo Van’s 98% drop. The Ram Cargo Van is based on the outgoing version of the Windsor, Ontario-built minivans that haven’t been built for much of this year.
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Ford Transit Connect sales then tumbled 15% in May 2015. Nevertheless, overall Ford commercial van volume was up 3% in May 2015 because of the second-best month yet for the new full-size Transit, the E-Series successor. Ford owned 44% of the overall Canadian commercial van category, up from 35% a year ago.
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. This table is 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.