Ford Transit Connect sales increased in the United States during the first quarter of 2019.
Ford Transit Connect Sales - Q1 2019 - United StatesIn the United States, Ford Transit Connect deliveries totaled 8,940 units in Q1 2019, an increase of about 35 percent compared to 6,638 units sold in Q1 2018.
|MODEL||Q1 2019 / Q1 2018||Q1 2019||Q1 2018|
Competitive Sales Comparison
Ford Transit Connect sales were relatively strong during the first quarter of 2019, posting a growth just shy of 35 percent, which allowed it to remain the best-selling model in its segment, outselling the Ram ProMaster City and Nissan NV200 by healthy margins.
Additionally, Transit Connect sales saw the biggest increase in sales volume during the quarter, with Ram ProMaster City posting the second-highest growth rate of 13 percent, followed by the 3 percent decrease in Nissan NV200 sales.
Sales Numbers - Mid-Size Vans - Q1 2019 - United States
|MODEL||Q1 19 / Q1 18||Q1 19||Q1 18||Q1 19 SHARE||Q1 18 SHARE|
|FORD TRANSIT CONNECT||+34.68%||8,940||6,638||52%||45%|
|RAM PROMASTER CITY||+13.45%||3,668||3,233||21%||22%|
From a market share standpoint, Transit Connect held 52 percent share, Ram ProMaster City was at 21 percent, and the Nissan NV200 was at 27 percent. In that regard, the Transit Connect outsold its two direct competitors on a combined basis.
The compact van segment expanded 17 percent to 17,263 units in Q1 2019.
The Ford Authority Take
The numbers speak for themselves: the Ford Transit Connect continued to dominate its segment during the first quarter. We expect this sales pattern to continue as a result of a very attractive product offering that’s well-positioned. In addition, the rebates Ford has been offering on the Transit Connect also prevent customers from switching to competitors’ offerings.
We imagine that Ford will continue to invest in such vehicles and maintain its footing in this market. Specifically, Ford has updated the 2020 Transit Connect with ultra-modern features such as the Ford Co-Pilot360 feature and automatic headlights. The Blue Oval even introduced a Transit Connect Sport to the lineup, however, it has only been announced for European markets, and not yet for North America.
About The Numbers
- All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit Connect Q1 2018 sales
- In the United States, there were 76 selling days in Q1 2019 and 76 selling days in Q1 2018
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