Canadian sales of commercial vans slid 1% in March 2016 as the overall auto industry surged to an all-time March high. But the decline was caused largely by plunging van sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram division.
Non-Ram commercial van volume rose 28% in March 2016, as the segment-leading Ford Transit jumped 27%, as small twins from Chevrolet and Nissan (City Express and NV200) combined for 100 extra sales, as Mercedes-Benz contributed an additional 121 sales.
Even Ford’s mainly chassis cab model, the aged E-Series, more than doubled its March volume to rank third in the category.
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But at Ram, the 93-unit loss produced by the discontinued Ram Cargo Van was worsened by a 94% drop in sales of its replacement, the ProMaster City, and a 61% decline in ProMaster sales.
April’s a new month.
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.