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Ford Transit Connect Sales Continue Segment Dominance During Q4 2020

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Ford Transit Connect sales decreased in the United States, while tallying 1,126 deliveries in Canada, during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Ford Transit Connect Sales - Q4 2020 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit Connect deliveries totaled 9,355 units in Q4 2020, a decrease of about 8 percent compared to 10,208 units sold in Q4 2019.

During the complete 2020 calendar year, Transit Connect sales decreased about 17 percent to 34,596 units.
MODEL Q4 2020 / Q4 2019 Q4 2020 Q4 2019YTD 2020 / YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2019
TRANSIT CONNECT -8.36% 9,355 10,208 -16.83% 34,596 41,598

Ford Transit Connect Sales - Q4 2020 - Canada

In Canada, Ford Transit Connect deliveries totaled 1,126 units in Q4 2020.

During the complete 2020 calendar year, Transit Connect sales totaled 3,583 units.
MODEL Q4 2020 / Q4 2019 Q4 2020 Q4 2019YTD 2020 / YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2019
TRANSIT CONNECT * 1,126 * * 3,583 0

 Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Despite the 8 percent decline in sales volume, the Ford Transit Connect remained the best-selling vehicle in its segment, outselling the Nissan NV200 and Ram ProMaster City combined. Only one Transit Connect rival, the Ram, saw a minuscule increase in sales volume, while the Ford and Nissan offerings saw sales fall.

Sales Numbers - Compact Vans - Q4 2020 - United States

MODEL Q4 20 / Q4 19 Q4 20 Q4 19 Q4 20 SHARE Q4 19 SHARE YTD 20 / YTD 19 YTD 20 YTD 19
FORD TRANSIT CONNECT -8.36% 9,355 10,208 56% 58% -16.83% 34,596 41,598
NISSAN NV200 -1.86% 4,374 4,457 26% 25% -8.75% 17,126 18,768
RAM PROMASTER CITY +0.10% 2,971 2,968 18% 17% -19.43% 10,409 12,920
TOTAL -5.29% 16,700 17,633 -15.22% 62,131 73,286

From a segment share standpoint, the Transit Connect held a 56 percent share, a decrease of 2 percent from Q4 2019. The Nissan NV200, which will be discontinued in the medium-term future, held a 26 percent share, up from 25 percent, while the Ram-branded Fiat van held a 18 percent share, up 1 percent from its segment share in Q4 2019.

The compact van segment contracted over 5 percent to 16,700 units in Q4 2020, meaning Transit Connect sales fell faster than the segment average.

2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van 002

The Ford Authority Take

The numbers continue to speak for themselves: the Ford Transit Connect continued to dominate its segment during the fourth quarter of 2020, despite seeing an 8 percent sales drop, which we attribute to supply issues associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Transit Connect production at the Ford Valencia plant in Spain was down for about 60 days between the first and second quarters of 2020. Production of the van restarted in May, and we expected sales to pick up in the fourth quarter on improved availability. This scenario didn’t play out. However, it’s worth noting that Q3 2020 figures represented a substantial improvement in Transit Connect sales over Q2 2020, when only 6,760 units were delivered. The Q4 2020 deliveries were down by 1,561 compared to Q3 2020.

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

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon 012

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit Connect sales for Q4 2019, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 79 selling days in Q4 2020 and 78 selling days in Q4 2019

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