The GCBC Analysis
Overall, Commercial Van sales were down for the month of March, but only by a few hundred sales. More models saw increases than decreases for the month.
Leading the way in terms of sales volume was the Ford Transit, though it saw a decline in sales of over 14 percent. The Chevy Express also saw a decline in sales, and so did the Ford E-Series and the GMC Savana.
Several other models saw sales increases, including the Ram ProMaster, Ford Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV, Ram ProMaster City, and the Mercedes Benz Metris.
For the YTD numbers, the segment was up more than 7,000 units. The only models that saw sales declines were the Chevrolet Express, Ford E-Series, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and the Nissan NV200.
Commercial Van Rankings
Commercial Van Sales Figures – This Month
|Model||Month||Month LY||Change||YTD||YTD LY||YTD Change|
|Ram ProMaster City||1,707||1,120||52.41||3,668||3,233||13.45|
|Ford Transit Connect||3,176||2,623||21.08||8,940||6,638||34.68|
|∑ = 40,841||∑ = 41,202||∑ = 108,999||∑ = 101,884|
|Segment||Month||Month LY||Change||YTD||YTD LY||YTD Change|
|Full Size Commercial Van||32,770||34,809||-5.86||89,757||85,662||4.78|
|Small Commercial Van||8,071||7,187||12.30||19,242||18,329||4.98|
Commercial Van Sales by Quarter
|modelName||Q1 2019||Q1 2018||Year To Date||Year to Date Previous Year||Change|
|Chevrolet City Express||0||2,107||0.0|
|Ford Transit Connect||31,389||23,218||0.0|
|Ram Cargo Van||0||0||0.0|
|Ram ProMaster City||9,952||9,487||0.0|
|∑ = 0||∑ = 0|
Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until the end of each quarter.