Each month, SmallBusiness.com takes a look at the previous month’s top-selling commercial vans for a couple of reasons: (1) As these vans are used by a wide array of small businesses (from florists to electricians), commercial van sales are one of those “hidden” indicators that can, when combined with other indicators, provide some measure of how small businesses are feeling about the future. (2) We love tracking down photos of how people modify (or, “mod,” as our geek friends say) vans both commercially and recreationally.
In the first month of 2014, commercial van sales in America grew 2.7% (year-over-year). The Ford E-series remains the top-selling van. Note: A year, ago the Nissan NV200 and Ram Promaster weren’t sold in the U.S., while in the past month they contributed 6% of segment sales. Ford and GM’s market share is shrinking slightly, but their combined sales make up 81% of commercial vans sold in America.
Here are the top-selling commercial vans for January 2014.
(Source: Sales figures supplied by the manufacturers and collected by the website GoodCarBadCar.net, where you’ll find more detailed analysis.)
9. Ram Cargo Van
(Photo via Ronnie Schmeizer on Pinterest)
355 units sold in January. This is a -30.8% change since January 2013.
8. Nissan NV200
(Photo via Simon Kitson on Pinterest)
540 units sol in in January. The Nissan NV200 wasn’t sold in the U.S. last January.
7. Ram Promaster
(Photo via Phil Moll on Pinterest)
607 units sold in January. The Ram Promaster wasn’t sold in the U.S. last January
6. Nissan NV
(Photo via Nissan reskinned on Pinterest)
749 units sold in January. This is a 0.8% change since January2013.
5. Mercedez-Benz Sprinter
(Photo via Amazing Tours Iceland on Pinterest)
1,077 units sold in January. This is a 19.6% change since January 2013.
4. GMC Savanna
(Photo via auto carsia on Pinterest)
1,936 units sold in January. This is a 85.4% change since January 2013
3. Ford Transit Connect
(Photo via Car Wrap Solutions on Pinterest)
2,146 units sold in Janurary. This is a -32.1% change since January 2013.
2. Chevrolet Express
(Photo via LaRonada Whetstone on Pinterest)
3,892 units sold in January. This is a -1.8% change since January 2013.
1. Ford E-series
(Featured Photo: Ford.com)
7,476 units sold in January. This is a -6.4% change since January 2013.