March 2019 – The Best-Selling Commercial Vans In Canada

The GCBC Analysis

Commercial Van sales were up about 400 units for the month of March in 2019 over that month last year.

Leading the pack in terms of overall sales volume was the Ford Transit with a sales increase of over 48 percent. It was followed by the Ram ProMaster, which also saw a significant sales rise of nearly 28 percent.

The most impressive sales percentage increase came from the Ram ProMaster City with a more than 345 percent increase. The largest sales decrease came from the Ford E-Series van with a drop of over 31 percent.

When you look at the sub segments, both small commercial van and large commercial van sales were up. For the whole quarter, the segment was up around 300 units overall, suggesting the month of March made a significant difference for Q1.


Commercial Van Rankings

Commercial Van Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Ford E-Series 447 649 -31.12 1,134 1,408 -19.46
Chevrolet Express 402 512 -21.48 902 1,250 -27.84
Mercedes-Benz Metris 107 110 -2.73 341 400 -14.75
Nissan NV 95 87 9.20 191 189 1.06
Nissan NV200 147 128 14.84 353 398 -11.31
Ram ProMaster 592 464 27.59 1,315 1,095 20.09
Ram ProMaster City 98 22 345.45 247 79 212.66
GMC Savana 547 630 -13.17 1,228 995 23.42
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 432 -3.70 910 1,167 -22.02
Ford Transit 1,704 1,148 48.43 3,852 3,223 19.52
Ford Transit Connect 300 242 23.97 769 713 7.85
∑ = 4,855 ∑ = 4,424 ∑ = 11,242 ∑ = 10,917
Segment Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Full Size Commercial Van 4,203 3,922 7.16 9,532 9,327 2.20
Small Commercial Van 652 502 29.88 1,710 1,590 7.55
Total 4,855 4,424 9.74 11,242 10,917 2.98

Commercial Van Sales by Quarter

Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until the end of each quarter.