With the traditional best seller, Ford’s E-Series, being extinguished in favour of the Ford Transit, Ford’s market share in the full-size category fell from 35.7% in the first eleven months of 2013 to 25.7% in the same period one year later.
November was the first month in which the new Transit recorded a meaningful level of sales.
But with renewed strength from the GMC Savana, a continued surge from the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and new product in the form of the Ram ProMaster, full-size commercial van sales in Canada are up 14% this year. They account for 80% of the vans sold so far this year; 73% in November.
The smaller trio of vans – soon to be joined by the Chevrolet City Express and Ram ProMaster City – are up just 7% year-to-date thanks to a slow start for the new Ford Transit Connect. But sales of the Ford, Nissan NV200, and Ram Cargo Van were up 56% in November.
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.