America’s minivan market shrunk by more than 60,000 sales, or 5.3%, in 2003 as the overall market slowed, as well, albeit at a much slower rate. New vehicle sales in the United States were down 1% year-over-year in 2003.
The Chrysler Group controlled much of the minivan category in 2003 with 34.8% market share, but that was down from 36% in 2002. Overall, domestic brands – including Chevrolet with the Astro and GMC with the Safari – owned 65.5% of the minivan category.
The best-selling minivan in America was the Dodge Caravan. The second-ranked Honda Odyssey was 79,331 sales back of the Dodge, which was still available in short and long wheelbase variants.
General Motors sold 199,954 minivans, equal to 18.6% of the overall minivan market. GM no longer markets a minivan in America.
Ford sold 131,449 minivans in 2003. Ford no longer sells minivans in America.
6.4% of the new vehicles sold in the United States in 2003 were minivans, down from 6.7% in 2002. Complete 2003 sales figures for every minivan sold in the U.S. are below.
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