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Ford Transit Connect Sales Continue Segment Dominance During Q1 2021

Ford Transit Connect sales increased in the United States and decreased in Canada during the first quarter of 2021.

Ford Transit Connect Sales - Q1 2021 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit Connect deliveries totaled 7,623 units in Q1 2021, an increase of about 1 percent compared to 7,565 units sold in Q1 2020.
MODEL Q1 2021 / Q1 2020 Q1 2021 Q1 2020
TRANSIT CONNECT +0.77% 7,623 7,565

Ford Transit Connect Sales - Q1 2021 - Canada

In Canada, Ford Transit Connect deliveries totaled 567 units in Q1 2021, a decrease of about 26 percent compared to 768 units sold in Q1 2020.
MODEL Q1 2021 / Q1 2020 Q1 2021 Q1 2020
TRANSIT CONNECT -26.17% 567 768

 Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

The 1 percent increase in sales volume allowed the Ford Transit Connect to remain the best-selling vehicle in its segment, outselling the Nissan NV200 and Ram ProMaster City. All models in the segment saw sales increase during the quarter with the ProMaster City posting the largest increase of nearly 53 percent. Surprisingly, the soon-to-be-discontinued NV200 saw sales increase 17 percent.

Sales Numbers - Compact Vans - Q1 2021 - United States

MODEL Q1 21 / Q1 20 Q1 21 Q1 20 Q1 21 SHARE Q1 20 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT CONNECT +0.77% 7,623 7,565 47% 53%
NISSAN NV200 +16.86% 5,539 4,740 34% 33%
RAM PROMASTER CITY +52.86% 3,204 2,096 20% 15%
TOTAL +13.64% 16,366 14,401

From a segment share standpoint, the Transit Connect held a 47 percent share, a decrease of 6 percent from Q1 2020. The Nissan NV200 held a 34 percent share, up from 33 percent, while the Ram-branded Fiat van held a 20 percent share, up 5 percent from its segment share in Q1 2020.

The compact van segment expanded nearly 14 percent to 16,366 units in Q1 2021, meaning Transit Connect sales grew slower than the segment average.

The Ford Authority Take

The numbers continue to speak for themselves: the Ford Transit Connect dominated its segment during the first quarter of 2021, despite sales remaining flat, which we attribute to supply issues associated with the ongoing microchip shortage.

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 range.

2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van 007

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit Connect sales for Q1 2020, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 74 selling days in Q1 2021 and 76 selling days in Q1 2020

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