1824 new commercial vans were registered in Canada in February 2013, a 4.1% decline compared with February of last year.
The least conventional members of the group – a small Ford, big Benz, and the odd duck Nissan – all generated year-over-year improvements.
Detroit’s stalwarts, however, sold much less often this February than last. Ford’s Transit Connect now trails its big brother, the E-Series, by just 43 units going into March. It outsold the E-Series by 38 units in February. Canada’s overall new vehicle market slid 3.3% last month. Pickup truck sales rose 1.1%.