America’s commercial van segment grew faster than the industry as a whole despite a 10% decline in total Ford commercial vans in September 2014. Overall new vehicle sales were up 9.4%; commercial van sales jumped 11.2%.
The trio of smaller commercial vans – Transit Connect, NV200, Ram C/V – were up 38.2% as the Transit Connect reported a 30% increase and NV200 sales more than doubled. The trio accounted for 22.9% of all commercial van sales. (Notably, Ford does not break down the Transit Connect cargo van and Transit Connect Wagon figures.)
Full-size vans, led by the Chevrolet Express in September, were up 5.1% to 18,995 units. The traditional leader, Ford’s E-Series, is rapidly winding down: sales fell 37.8% last month, and the new Transit’s 1225-unit performance did not make up the deficit.
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.