Canadian commercial van sales jumped 7.5% in 2015, rising above 2200 units despite a sharp 23% drop in sales of small commercial vans. The story was similar south of the border.
Despite the addition of 71 Mercedes-Benz Metris sales, the 22% drop in Ford Transit Connect volume and Ram’s inability to make up for lost Cargo Van sales with ProMaster City sales dragged the smaller sub-segment down by 188 units. The ProMaster City nevertheless began the year as the top-selling small commercial van.
Full-size vans, on the other hand, were propelled to a 27% year-over-year improvement thanks to the best-selling Ford Transit’s 42% increase and gains from the GM full-size twins, which combined to outsell the Transit.
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The Ram ProMaster slid 16%, however, and Canadian sales of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fell 35% to just 203 units, the lowest total for the Sprinter since August 2012. The Metris made up for much of the Sprinter’s lost volume, but not all of it.
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. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.