No thanks to small commercial vans, sales of which plunged 57% in February and are down by roughly half through the first one-sixth of 2017.
Only 14% of the commercial/cargo vans sold in Canada in February 2017 were small commercial vans – City Express, Transit Connect, Metris, NV200, ProMaster City – after the same vans earned 36% of the segment’s sales one year ago.
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Sharp declines reported by the Ram ProMaster City, Chevrolet City Express and top-selling Ford Transit Connect, along with a modest downturn from the Nissan NV200, brought the sub-segment very low in the second month of 2017. Small commercial van sales have now declined, year-over-year, in five consecutive months.
Led by the surging Ford Transit, the quickly rising Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and gains at General Motors and Ram, full-size commercial van sales jumped 47% in February 2017. Year-to-date, full-size commercial van sales have grown by 1179 units relative to the same period one 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. These tables are 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.