Ford Transit Sales Stable At 41,265 Units In Q2 2019

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Ford Transit sales increased in the United States and Canada, and decreased in Mexico during the second quarter of 2019.

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2019 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 41,265 units in Q2 2019, a decrease of about 0 percent compared to 41,061 units sold in Q2 2018.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales increased about 2 percent to 73,107 units.
MODEL Q2 2019 / Q2 2018 Q2 2019 Q2 2018YTD 2019 / YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2018
TRANSIT +0.50% 41,265 41,061 +2.37% 73,107 71,412

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2019 - Canada

In Canada, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 1,595 units in Q2 2019, an increase of about 22 percent compared to 1,304 units sold in Q2 2018.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales were flat at 0 units.
MODEL Q2 2019 / Q2 2018 Q2 2019 Q2 2018YTD 2019 / YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2018
TRANSIT +22.32% 1,595 1,304 * 0 0

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2019 - Mexico

In Mexico, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 788 units in Q2 2019, a decrease of about 7 percent compared to 846 units sold in Q2 2018.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales increased about 15 percent to 1,616 units.
MODEL Q2 2019 / Q2 2018 Q2 2019 Q2 2018YTD 2019 / YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2018
TRANSIT -6.86% 788 846 +15.10% 1,616 1,404

Competitive Sales Comparison

Ford Transit sales continued their upward trajectory during the second quarter of 2019, posting a small growth of less than 1 percent, which allowed the model to maintain a segment share of 40 percent. The results enabled the Transit to remain the best-selling vehicle in its competitive set, beating out the likes of the Chevrolet Express (see Chevy Express sales), the Ram ProMaster (see Ram ProMaster sales), Ford E-Series (see Ford E-Series sales), the Chevy Express’ twin – the GMC Savana (see GMC Savana sales), and the Nissan NV.

While the Transit did see sales volume increase, it was outpaced by the GMC Savana, which climbed at a very impressive rate of nearly 33 percent, as well as by the Chevrolet Express and Nissan NV.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - Q2 2019 - United States

MODEL Q2 19 / Q2 18 Q2 19 Q2 18 Q2 19 SHARE Q2 18 SHARE YTD 19 / YTD 18 YTD 19 YTD 18
FORD TRANSIT +0.50% 41,265 41,061 40% 41% +2.37% 73,107 71,412
CHEVROLET EXPRESS +0.54% 21,528 21,413 21% 21% -5.93% 38,743 41,187
RAM PROMASTER -3.68% 13,393 13,905 13% 14% +31.19% 26,712 20,362
FORD E-SERIES -0.45% 11,560 11,612 11% 12% -12.37% 22,351 25,505
GMC SAVANA +32.59% 9,503 7,167 9% 7% +34.31% 16,069 11,964
NISSAN NV +12.25% 5,029 4,480 5% 4% +15.62% 9,536 8,248
TOTAL +2.65% 102,278 99,638 +4.39% 186,518 178,678

It’s also worth noting that both of Ford’s offerings in this space, the Transit and E-Series, saw cumulative deliveries of about 53,000 units, accounting for 51 percent of the segment during the quarter. Meanwhile, Ford’s crosstown rival – General Motors – trailed in second place with 30 percent segment share, as Chevy Express and GMC Savana sales deliveries totaled less than 32,000 units.

The full-size mainstream van segment, which includes passenger, cargo, and cutaway/chassis cab models, expanded nearly 3 percent in Q2 2019.

The Ford Authority Take

Ford Transit sales continued to blow away the competition during the second quarter, outselling all rivals and accounting for 40 percent of the country’s full-size van sales volume. The next best-selling offering, GM’s archaic Chevrolet Express (see Chevy Express sales), sold about half as many units as the Transit.

We expect the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana and Ram ProMaster to remain worthy competitors, but – for the time being – the Transit commands a very substantial lead in terms of sales volume and market share. We imagine that Ford will continue to dominate the segment well into the future, especially with the electrified Transit models on the horizon. Specifically, Ford has plans for an all-electric Transit as well as a Transit PHEV. At the time of this writing, both models have been announced only for European markets, and not for North America.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit Q2 2018 sales
  • In the United States, there were 77 selling days in Q2 2019 and 77 selling days in Q2 2018
  • Sales numbers for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van are not available, since the Mercedes-Benz Vans division does not break out sales by model. Requests to provide the information have been continuously declined.

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Written by Francisco Cruz

Frankie's first favorite car was a 1968 Ford Mustang, and he's had a strong appreciation for the nameplate ever since. Later in his youth he became infatuated with Eleanor, thanks to Nicholas Cage's stellar performance.

Frank's a real jokester, too.

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