Ford Transit Connect Sales Decrease 15 Percent In Q1 2020

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Ford Transit Connect sales decreased in the United States and totaled 768 units in Canada during the first quarter of 2020.

Ford Transit Connect Sales - Q1 2020 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit Connect deliveries totaled 7,565 units in Q1 2020, a decrease of about 15 percent compared to 8,940 units sold in Q1 2019.
MODEL Q1 2020 / Q1 2019 Q1 2020 Q1 2019
TRANSIT CONNECT -15.38% 7,565 8,940

Ford Transit Connect Sales - Q1 2020 - Canada

In Canada, Ford Transit Connect deliveries totaled 768 units in Q1 2020.
MODEL Q1 2020 / Q1 2019 Q1 2020 Q1 2019
TRANSIT CONNECT * 768 *

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Competitive Sales Comparison

Despite the 15 percent decline in sales volume, Ford Transit Connect sales enabled the vehicle to maintain its best-selling spot in the segment, outselling the Nissan NV200 and Ram ProMaster City combined on more than a two-to-one basis.

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Sales Numbers - Compact Vans - Q1 2020 - United States

MODEL Q1 20 / Q1 19 Q1 20 Q1 19 Q1 20 SHARE Q1 19 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT CONNECT -15.38% 7,565 8,940 53% 52%
NISSAN NV200 +1.83% 4,740 4,655 33% 27%
RAM PROMASTER CITY -42.86% 2,096 3,668 15% 21%
TOTAL -16.58% 14,401 17,263

From a segment share standpoint, Transit Connect held a 53 percent share, an increase of one percent from Q1 2019. The Nissan held a 33 percent share, up from 27 percent, while the Ram  held a 15 percent share, down from 21 percent.

The compact van segment contracted 16.6 percent to 14,401 units in Q1 2020.

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The Ford Authority Take

The numbers continue to speak for themselves: the Ford Transit Connect continued to dominate its segment during the first quarter of 2020, despite seeing a 15 percent sales drop as a result of the coronavirus breakout. We expect this trend to maintain as long as the virus continues to impact vehicle production and demand.

For the 2021 model year, Ford will discontinue the Transit Connect Taxi package, while also making a few minor changes to the product.

Ford Transit Connect interior rear

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About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit Connect sales for Q1 2019
  • In the United States, there were 76 selling days in Q1 2020 and 76 selling days in Q1 2019

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Written by Alex Luft

Ford Authority founder with a passion for global automotive business strategy.

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    • Huh? The Transit Connect is the best-looking vehicle of any in its class. Wanna see ugly, see the Nissan or the Fiat (ahem, Ram).

      Also, looks is one of the lowest consideration factors in this segment… price, functionality / upfit-ability, fuel economy, and durability are the highest. But sure, let’s go with your theory.

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