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Ford Transit Sales Grow Market Share During Q1 2022

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Ford Transit sales decreased in the United States, Canada and Mexico, while increasing in Argentina during the first quarter of 2022.

Ford Transit Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 17,211 units in Q1 2022, a decrease of about 37 percent compared to 27,451 units sold in Q1 2021.
MODEL Q1 2022 / Q1 2021 Q1 2022 Q1 2021
TRANSIT -37.30% 17,211 27,451

Ford Transit Sales - Q1 2022 - Canada

In Canada, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 2,380 units in Q1 2022, a decrease of about 45 percent compared to 4,311 units sold in Q1 2021.
MODEL Q1 2022 / Q1 2021 Q1 2022 Q1 2021
TRANSIT -44.79% 2,380 4,311

Ford Transit Sales - Q1 2022 - Mexico

In Mexico, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 1,000 units in Q1 2022, a decrease of about 30 percent compared to 1,432 units sold in Q1 2021.
MODEL Q1 2022 / Q1 2021 Q1 2022 Q1 2021
TRANSIT -30.17% 1,000 1,432

Ford Transit Sales - Q1 2022 - Brazil

In Brazil, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 6 units in Q1 2022.
MODEL Q1 2022 / Q1 2021 Q1 2022 Q1 2021
TRANSIT * 6 *

Ford Transit Sales - Q1 2022 - Argentina

In Argentina, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 328 units in Q1 2022, an increase of about 30 percent compared to 253 units sold in Q1 2021.
MODEL Q1 2022 / Q1 2021 Q1 2022 Q1 2021
TRANSIT +29.64% 328 253

Ford Transit Sales - Q1 2022 - Colombia

In Colombia, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 4 units in Q1 2022.
MODEL Q1 2022 / Q1 2021 Q1 2022 Q1 2021
TRANSIT * 4 *

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Though Ford Transit sales saw a significant 37 percent decrease to 17,211 units, the full-size van continued in first place in its segment. The Ram ProMaster took second place with a 14 percent decrease to 9,328 units followed by the Chevrolet Express (see running Chevy Express sales) which slid 48 percent to 8,860 units. The Ford E-Series (see running Ford E-Series sales) took fourth with a 32 percent decrease to 7,201 units while GMC Savana (see running GMC Savana sales) followed in fifth with a 49 percent decline to 2,985 units. The now-discontinued Nissan NV placed last with two deliveries.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - Q1 2022 - USA

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT -37.30% 17,211 27,451 38% 36%
RAM PROMASTER -14.26% 9,328 10,880 20% 14%
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -47.50% 8,860 16,877 19% 22%
FORD E-SERIES -31.89% 7,201 10,573 16% 14%
GMC SAVANA -48.95% 2,985 5,847 7% 8%
NISSAN NV -99.95% 2 4,074 0% 5%
TOTAL -39.78% 45,587 75,702

From a segment share standpoint, the Transit accounted for 38 percent, up two percentage points from the year-ago quarter. The ProMaster saw 20 percent, up six percentage points, while the Express saw 19 percent, down three percentage points. The E-Series saw 16 percent, up two percentage points, and the Savana saw seven percent, down one percentage point.

The full-size mainstream van segment, which includes passenger, cargo, and cutaway/chassis cab models, contracted 40 percent to 45,587 units during Q1 2022, meaning that Ford Transit sales outperformed the segment average.

Sales Numbers - Ford Transit & E-Series - Q1 2022 - USA

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT -37.30% 17,211 27,451 71% 72%
FORD E-SERIES -31.89% 7,201 10,573 29% 28%
TOTAL -35.80% 24,412 38,024

It’s also worth noting that combined deliveries of the Ford Transit and E-Series totaled 24,412 units, accounting for 45 percent segment share during Q1 2022. That was significantly higher than the combined total of the runner-up, General Motors, whose Chevy Express and GMC Savana saw cumulative deliveries of 11,845 units for a combined segment share of 26 percent.

Sales Numbers - GM Vans - Q1 2022 - USA

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -47.50% 8,860 16,877 75% 74%
GMC SAVANA -48.95% 2,985 5,847 25% 26%
TOTAL -47.87% 11,845 22,724

The Ford Authority Take

Ford Transit sales continued to dominate their segment during the first quarter of 2022, outselling all rivals and accounting for the lion’s share of the segment. The next best-selling offering, Ram’s ProMaster, sold roughly half as many units as the Transit.

Ford Transit sales have continued to face negative impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing microchip shortage, which is expected to continue for another few months. In fact, all full-size vans were in the red during Q1 2022 due to similar constraints associated with production and availability. Even so, the Transit continued to lead the segment during the quarter, even managing to post a very healthy share increase, though not as healthy as the six percentage point growth seen by the Ram ProMaster.

Going forward, we expect the Transit to continue dominating the segment and retain its substantial lead, both in terms of sales and market share, despite ongoing attempts by the competition to challenge its leadership. It is also worth noting that Nissan has withdrawn from the full-size van segment, giving Ford the opportunity to take over the Japanese automaker’s (relatively small) customer base and associated sales volume.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit sales for Q1 2021, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 75 selling days for Q1 2022 and 74 selling days for Q1 2021
  • 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 sales data have been continuously declined.
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