But the E-Series-to-Transit transition will take time. Aftermarket suppliers need to ramp up availability of parts for the new van while still providing for current and future owners of the outgoing product.
But the bigger story in July’s commercial van category wasn’t the Transit’s slow crawl towards volume status but the state of the segment overall.
Sales jumped 39%, or 9211 units, to 32,900 in total as every single nameplate in the category sold more copies in July 2014 than in July 2013.
GM reported a 65% year-over-year increase in Express/Savana sales. Transit Connect volume, helped in some measure by the Transit Connect Wagon minivan for which Ford supplies no sales breakdown, climbed above 4000 units for the third consecutive month. Nissan NV200 sales reached record highs.
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.