U.S. commercial van sales increased 12% in April 2015, driving the year-to-date growth in the segment up to 21%. Twelve different nameplates combined for 22,041 extra sales through the first one-third of 2015 compared with the same period one year ago.
Although full-size vans, led by the Ford Transit, reported combined growth of 10% in April and 14% in the first four months of 2015, increasingly more numerous small commercial vans are growing at a faster rate. The Ford Transit Connect was up 8% to 3860 units in April, 2391 sales ahead of the next-best-selling Nissan NV200.
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Ford is clearly the segment dominator. The departing E-Series, new Transit, and second-gen Transit Connect combined to earn 53% of the commercial van category in April. General Motors, the second biggest seller of commercial vans in America, saw its market share fall to 24% last month from 28% at this time a year ago.
The Transit has now led the category in six consecutive months.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now 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.