A 63% year-over-year November 2015 U.S. sales increase among small commercial vans was powered by the inclusion of the Chevrolet City Express – only arriving at this time last year – as well as a modest Nissan NV200 increase, the not-on-sale-a-year-ago Ram ProMaster City, and the Ford Transit Connect’s huge 94% improvement.
Despite the added competition, Ford still owned more than half the small commercial van market. Year-to-date, Ford has added 8743 Transit Connect sales over the course of 11 months.
Sadly, Mercedes-Benz continued to include sales of its new Metris van in the Sprinter’s total for the second consecutive month. Mercedes-Benz is not an insignificant player in America’s commercial van category, with 7.9% market share in November; 6.9% year-to-date.
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Hopefully enough pressure will be applied to make them rethink their reporting decision.
In the meantime, total U.S. commercial van volume jumped 34% to more than 35,000 units in November, a huge leap forward worth an additional 9017 sales compared with November 2014. Year-to-date volume has increased by more than 57,000 sales.
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. This table is 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.