Car sales statistics for the commercial van segment in the US, updated every quarter.

US sales Q1 2016 Full-Size Cargo Vans segments

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Sales of Large Cargo Vans in the US rose by 28% in Q1 2016 to 86,460 vehicles, considerably faster than the 11% rate of growth recorded by the Small Cargo Van segment. While most models in the segment gained sales over this period, the standout remains the Ford Transit, which now accounts for 40% of the market.

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US sales Q1 2016 Small Cargo Vans segment

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Sales of Small Cargo Vans in the US rose by 11% in Q1 2016 to 22,585 vehicles, a faster rate of growth than the market overall, but considerably slower than the 28% recorded by the Large Cargo Van segment. In fact, there is a sense that the smaller segment may be loosing out the short term battle, as customers take advantage of lower fuel costs and move to the new, and super-popular Ford Transit.

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US sales 2015 Full-Size Cargo Vans segments

Large-commercial-van-segment-US-sales-2015The Full-size Cargo Van segment grew 13.5% in 2015 to 327,551 units, which is the highest volume since 2006, thanks to the confidence businesses have in the economy and to widely available credit. As we’ve discussed in our sales surprises of 2015, Euro-vans are taking over the segment that was once dominated by just 3 body-on-frame vans from two manufacturers: the Ford E-series, Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana. Mercedes-Benz was the first to see the potential and brought the Sprinter to the US market under the Freightliner and Dodge names in 2001, but Ford has caused a breakthrough when it replaced the aging E-series with the Transit in 2014. The change-over has gone smooth, as combined sales of the models were stable in 2014 and increased 36% in 2015, giving the Transit the lead of the segment by a large margin (36% share of the segment).… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Small Cargo Vans segment

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The Small Cargo Vans segment has grown 37.6% in 2015 to 94,167 sales thanks to three new entrants in the past three years and continued improvement of the segment leader. The first generation Ford Transit Connect basically started the segment in the United States in 2009 and has seen its sales grow every year since. The second generation Connect increased sales another 21% last year to top 50,000 sales for the first time and thus hold on to more than 55% of the segment, a figure which will continue to drop as the competition is getting better established.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Full-Size Cargo Vans segments

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The Full-size Cargo Van segment grew steadily in Q3 2015, with sales growing by 11% compared to the same period last year, slightly faster than they did in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Cargo Vans segment

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The Small Cargo Vans segment continued its growth spurt, growing 24% in the 3rd quarter, down slightly from the 42% growth rate in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 first half Cargo Vans segments

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There are two segments that make up Cargo VansSmall Vans and Full-size Vans. While both of them grew year-on-year, the momentum is clearly with the smaller segment, which grew by 42%, compared to 8% for the larger cars. One has to keep in mind this is a relatively new segment in the US, with two out of the five competitors being new in 2015, and as such is growing from a much smaller base – at 43k sales total it was barely over 25% of the 160k sales total for Full-size Vans.… Continue Reading …