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Ford Transit Sales Slip But Outsell Competition In Q3 2022

During the third quarter of 2022, Ford Transit sales increased in Argentina while decreasing in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Ford Transit Sales - Q3 2022 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 26,505 units in Q3 2022, a decrease of about 2 percent compared to 27,086 units sold in Q3 2021.

In the first nine months of the year, Transit sales decreased about 13 percent to 68,333 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
TRANSIT -2.15% 26,505 27,086 -13.28% 68,333 78,799

Ford Transit Sales - Q3 2022 - Canada

In Canada, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 1,939 units in Q3 2022, a decrease of about 53 percent compared to 4,152 units sold in Q3 2021.

In the first nine months of the year, Transit sales decreased about 33 percent to 8,144 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
TRANSIT -53.30% 1,939 4,152 -32.62% 8,144 12,087

Ford Transit Sales - Q3 2022 - Mexico

In Mexico, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 756 units in Q3 2022, a decrease of about 43 percent compared to 1,333 units sold in Q3 2021.

In the first nine months of the year, Transit sales decreased about 53 percent to 1,955 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
TRANSIT -43.29% 756 1,333 -52.65% 1,955 4,129

Ford Transit Sales - Q3 2022 - Brazil

In Brazil, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 628 units in Q3 2022.

In the first nine months of the year, Transit sales totaled 1,080 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
TRANSIT * 628 * * 1,080 0

Ford Transit Sales - Q3 2022 - Argentina

In Argentina, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 495 units in Q3 2022, an increase of about 62 percent compared to 305 units sold in Q3 2021.

In the first nine months of the year, Transit sales increased about 36 percent to 1,277 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
TRANSIT +62.30% 495 305 +36.14% 1,277 938

Ford Transit Sales - Q3 2022 - Chile

In Chile, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 70 units in Q3 2022.

In the first nine months of the year, Transit sales totaled 566 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
TRANSIT * 70 * * 566 *

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Though Ford Transit sales slipped two percent to 26,505 units, The Blue Oval’s full-size van retained first place in its segment. The Ram ProMaster placed second with a 17 percent drop to 16,742 units, followed by the Chevrolet Express (see running Chevy Express sales) in third with a 109 percent uptick to 14,981 units. The Ford E-Series (see running Ford E-Series sales) took fourth with a six percent increase to 9,686 units while the GMC Savana (see running GMC Savana sales) followed in fifth with a 292 percent increase to 8,681 units. The Nissan NV, which has been discontinued, rounded up last place with zero deliveries.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - Q3 2022 - USA

MODEL Q3 22 / Q3 21 Q3 22 Q3 21 Q3 22 SHARE Q3 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
FORD TRANSIT -2.15% 26,505 27,086 35% 40% -13.28% 68,333 78,799
RAM PROMASTER -16.99% 16,742 20,168 22% 30% -14.53% 42,031 49,177
CHEVROLET EXPRESS +109.23% 14,981 7,160 20% 11% -0.17% 36,528 36,589
FORD E-SERIES +6.07% 9,686 9,132 13% 13% -16.04% 22,223 26,467
GMC SAVANA +291.92% 8,681 2,215 11% 3% +36.75% 18,469 13,506
NISSAN NV -100.00% 0 1,925 0% 3% -99.97% 3 11,297
TOTAL +13.16% 76,595 67,686 -13.09% 187,587 215,835

From a segment share standpoint, the Transit accounted for 35 percent, down five percentage points from the year-ago quarter. The ProMaster commanded 22 percent, down eight percentage points, while the Express earned 20 percent, up nine percentage points. The E-Series remained flat at 13 percent segment share, while the Savana took 11 percent, down eight percentage points. The NV saw zero percent, down three percentage points year-over-year.

The full-size mainstream van segment, which includes passenger, cargo, and cutaway/chassis cab models, expanded 13 percent to 76,595 units during Q3 2022, meaning that Ford Transit sales underperformed the segment average.

Sales Numbers - Ford Transit & E-Series - Q3 2022 - USA

MODEL Q3 22 / Q3 21 Q3 22 Q3 21 Q3 22 SHARE Q3 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
FORD TRANSIT -2.15% 26,505 27,086 73% 75% -13.28% 68,333 78,799
FORD E-SERIES +6.07% 9,686 9,132 27% 25% -16.04% 22,223 26,467
TOTAL -0.07% 36,191 36,218 -13.97% 90,556 105,266

It’s also worth noting that combined deliveries of the Ford Transit and E-Series totaled 36,191 units, accounting for a dominant 47 percent of the segment during Q3 2022. That figure is significantly higher than the combined total of the runner-up, General Motors, whose Chevy Express and GMC Savana saw cumulative deliveries of 23,662 units for a combined segment share of 30 percent.

Sales Numbers - GM Vans - Q3 2022 - USA

MODEL Q3 22 / Q3 21 Q3 22 Q3 21 Q3 22 SHARE Q3 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
CHEVROLET EXPRESS +109.23% 14,981 7,160 63% 76% -0.17% 36,528 36,589
GMC SAVANA +291.92% 8,681 2,215 37% 24% +36.75% 18,469 13,506
TOTAL +152.39% 23,662 9,375 +9.79% 54,997 50,095

The Ford Authority Take

Ford Transit sales continued to lead the segment in Q3 2022, outperforming all of its rivals by a significant margin. However, despite maintaining first place, it’s important to note that sales of the Transit have been negatively impacted by issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic along with the ongoing global microchip shortage, which continues to affect the automotive industry as a whole. These impacts are especially evident in the year-to-date sales figures, in which Ford Transit sales and the segment as a whole are down 13 percent.

It’s also worth noting that sales of the new all-electric E-Transit are adding incremental numbers to the Transit’s already healthy performance. Additionally, Ford will soon expand the Transit range to include the upcoming Transit Trail model. Originally revealed for the European market back in June of 2020, the Transit Trail is a more rugged, off-road focused variant of The Blue Oval’s best-seller that made its debut in November.

Going forward, we expect the Transit to continue leading the segment, both in terms of sales and market share, despite ongoing attempts by the competition to chip away at its dominant position. It is also worth noting that Nissan’s withdrawal gives Ford the opportunity to even further conquer the Japanese automaker’s (relatively small) customer base and associated sales volume.

We’ll have more on the Ford Transit soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and continuous Ford news coverage.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit sales for Q3 2021, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 77 selling days for Q3 2022 and 77 selling days for Q3 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.
Ford Motor Company Q3 2022 sales reports:

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Paul Hengesbach

    On the Ford transit article, it’s sad, the 2023 order back was already filled back In November . I work for a local school district and when we had money budgeted for fiscal year we have to wait till October to receive final budget call dealer get told order bank closed already you would have to wait for the 2024 model

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  2. Tracy roche

    Whats the latest info on the 2023 transit trail?

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  3. Cort Johnson

    Ford is doing great things with its Transit and it deserves to lead. Really looking forward to the Trail.

    It’s remarkable, though, to see the Chevy Express/GMC Savana almost match Ford’s numbers when they are combined together – as they should be as they are the same vehicle.

    That’s a testament to a very reliable vehicle which can tow much more but which is so lacking in a high roof and other options.

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