Sales of Small Commercial Vans in the US rose by 6% in Q2 2016 to 24,162 vehicles, after an increase of 11% in the first quarter. Low fuel costs are weighing down on the segment, as some businesses might prefer a large cargo van instead. Still, considering their practical size for small deliveries and their manoeuverability, I believe there’s a market for vans this size in the US as well. The Mercedes-Benz Metris (as the Vito is called in the US) falls right inbetween the two cargo van segments, but its premium pricing puts in closer to the large commercial van segment. Bear in mind these figures also include the passenger versions of these vehicles, an area where Ford is particularly strong with the Transit Connect, and which Nissan is trying to break through with its taxi versions of the NV200, most notably as the new standard for New York City cabs.