U.S. sales of commercial vans tumbled 14% in April 2017 and are down 7% so far this year. While much of the blame belongs to small commercial vans, sales of which slid 24% through the first one-third of 2017, full-size commercial vans are slowing as well as Ford proves incapable of sustaining last year’s level of Transit demand.
Ford Transit sales are down 17% so far this year, but it remains America’s top-selling full-size commercial van and top-selling van overall. The Transit and its E-Series predecessor own half the full-size market.
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Ford owns 48% of the overall commercial van sector.
Exceptions to the rule of commercial van decline in 2017 are present in the showrooms of Ford’s domestic full-size competitors. The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana are jointly up by nearly 5000 sales. The Ram ProMaster, meanwhile, is up 15%.
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 sortable, so you can rank commercial vans any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.