As America’s new vehicle market collapsed to just 10.4 million units in 2009, a 21% year-over-year sales decline, minivan sales dropped by 30% to just 447,867, a decrease of 194,799 units.
The Chrysler Group’s market share in the segment grew from 37.7% in 2008 to 39.1% in 2009 despite dramatic declines – from both the Town & Country and Grand Caravan – and the fact that the Honda Odyssey was the best-selling minivan in America for the second consecutive year.
Overall, minivans accounted for just 4.3% of all the new vehicles sold in the United States in 2009, down from 4.9% in 2008. The minivan market suffered the loss of GM vans in 2009, the near disappearance of the Hyundai Entourage. Volkswagen’s decision to sell a copy of the Dodge Grand Caravan had little bearing on the segment.
Complete sales figures for every minivan competing in America in 2009 are visible below.
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