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Ford Van Sales Down 30 Percent During First Quarter Of 2022

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

Sales Numbers - Transit Connect & Transit - Q1 2022 - USA

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21
TRANSIT CONNECT -3.49% 7,357 7,623
TRANSIT -39.92% 16,493 27,451
E-SERIES -31.89% 7,201 10,573
TOTAL -31.98% 31,051 45,647

Cumulative deliveries of the Ford vans in the United States decreased 30 percent to 31,769 units in Q1 2022, comprised of:

  • 7,357 units of the Ford Transit Connect, a decrease of three percent compared to 7,623 units sold in Q1 2021, and
  • 17,211 units of the Transit, a decrease of 37 percent compared to 27,451 units sold in Q1 2021
  • 7,201 units of the E-Series, a decrease of 32 percent compared to the 10,573 units sold in Q1 2021

The decrease in sales of all three Ford van products is likely due to constrained availability as a result of supply chain challenges. It’s also worth noting that the E-Series is currently only offered as a cutaway, and not as a complete vehicle.

Sales Numbers - Transit Connect & Transit - Q1 2022 - Canada

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21
TRANSIT CONNECT -46.03% 306 567
TRANSIT -44.79% 2,380 4,311
E-SERIES -15.98% 573 682
TOTAL -41.38% 3,259 5,560

Cumulative deliveries of Ford vans in Canada decreased 41 percent to 3,259 units in Q1 2022, comprised of:

  • 306 units of the Transit Connect, a decrease of 46 percent compared to 567 units sold in Q1 2021, and
  • 2,380 units of the Ford Transit, an decrease of 45 percent compared to 4,311 units sold in Q1 2021
  • 573 units of the E-Series, a decrease of 16 percent compared to 682 units sold in Q1 2021

Sales Numbers - Transit Connect & Transit - Q1 2022 - Mexico

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21
TRANSIT -30.17% 1,000 1,432
TOTAL -30.17% 1,000 1,432

Ford van sales in Mexico decreased 30 percent to 1,000 units in Q1 2022. The results are comprised entirely of the Transit, since Ford currently does not offer the Transit or E-Series in this market.

Sales Numbers - Transit - Q1 2022 - Argentina

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21
TRANSIT +29.64% 328 253
TOTAL +29.64% 328 253

Ford van sales in Argentina increased 30 percent to 328 units in Q1 2022. These sales are comprised completely of the Transit, as Ford does not market the Transit Connect or E-Series in this market.

Ford Van Details

Ford markets the following van lines across the Americas: Transit Connect, Transit, E-Transit, and E-Series, though it’s worth noting that not all vans are available in all markets. The E-Series, Transit and Transit Connect are powered by gasoline internal combustion engines (ICE), while the E-Transit is a battery electric vehicle. Note that E-Transit sales are included in the Transit line item.

Riding on the Ford C1 platform, the Transit Connect is available in Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon body styles. It is currently built at the Ford Valencia Assembly Plant and is imported into the U.S. The Transit Connect range offers two naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder gasoline engines, both driving the front wheels:

  • 2.0L GDI I-4 rated at 162 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque
  • 2.5L iVCT I-4 rated at 169 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque

It’s worth noting that the next-generation Transit Connect will likely be built at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico.

Riding on a unique architecture simply known as the Ford Transit platform, the Transit is available in Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon body styles. It is currently built at the Ford Kansas City plant in Missouri for North American markets and offers two engine options, both driving the rear wheels:

The E-Transit, meanwhile, is an all-electric version of the Transit available in eight different configurations, including three roof height variations as well as three body length options, plus cutaway and chassis cab versions. Produced at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant alongside the ICE-powered Transit, it offers one powertrain option – a single, lithium-ion battery pack sending power to a motor mounted at the rear axle, rated at 266 horsepower (198 kilowatts) and 317 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, the E-Series, available exclusively in cutaway form for upfitting purposes, is powered by the Ford 7.3L Godzilla V8 gasoline engine, offered in two versions – a premium-output tune that’s standard or a fuel-economy tune that’s optional. The standard output is rated at 350 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque, while the high-output makes 300 horses and 425 pound-feet of torque. The E-Series is assembled at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.

We’ll have more on Ford vans soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Transit news, Transit Connect news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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  1. CWJ

    The quaility of Ford Transit vans is not great…i have owne 7 Ford Econoline vans…e 150s to 350s….bought a new 2015 Transit T 250…148 medium roof….i like the hight options….and handling of these vans….but that is where it ends….cannot keep rear brakes on these….never pulls a trailer…end though i have trailer towing package…at 85,000 miles on 3 set of rear brake and rotors….the main problem and its common….is use to you get a heaver brake package on 250 and 350 versions…which we had and got over 75,000 miles on rear brakes..carrying the very same loads. on Transits.. 150 has same rotor diameter as 350…and not to mention if you replace rotors..on rear…you have to pull axles out…very very costly….also..the metal on these is very thin and flimsy…you can lean on it and ding metal…that fuel tank…being at side door….if you over fill you smell gasoline inside…look under back of them….on each side of rear end…is two arms…on top …and jut down …if you get stuck….they interfere because they low to earth..not to mention alll the recalls with driveshaft issues…that took 4 years to get right…..Ford needs to offer a better rear brake package..on these…..what did they do..30,000 miles to install brakes on a work depend on is uncalled for..also when Ford did a upgrade on these .last year….what did they do,.install a different dash…unreal

  2. Bill Byrne

    no _____ t you cant find any too !!! we have a big ford dealer and they sometimes have ONE . they use to have 30-40 on the lot. smae with f-150 and ranger and NO MAVERICKS- and on and on, sad !!


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