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Ford Transit Sales Beat Out ProMaster, Other Rivals In 2022

Ford Transit sales continued to be the dominant force in the full-size van segment throughout 2022, handily outselling its rivals last year.

Throughout 2022, Ford Transit sales slipped 0.36 percent, selling 99,382 units.

The second-best seller in the segment, the Ram ProMaster, decreased four percent to 60,936 units last year, while the Chevrolet Express (see running Chevy Express sales) saw its sales rise 19 percent to 52,888 units to claim third place. In fourth was the Ford E-Series, down 13 percent to 32,150 units, while the GMC Savana (see running GMC Savana sales) followed in fifth with a 44 percent increase to 25,569 units. The discontinued Nissan NV brought up the rear, selling just three units in 2022.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - 2022 - USA

MODEL YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21 YTD 22 SHARE YTD 21 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT -6.88% 92,882 99,745 35% 36%
RAM PROMASTER -3.83% 60,936 63,361 23% 23%
CHEVROLET EXPRESS +19.24% 52,888 44,355 20% 16%
FORD E-SERIES -13.39% 32,150 37,122 12% 14%
GMC SAVANA +44.10% 25,569 17,744 10% 6%
NISSAN NV -99.97% 3 11,372 0% 4%
TOTAL -3.39% 264,428 273,699

From a segment share standpoint, Ford Transit sales accounted for 37 percent share, gaining one percentage point year-over-year. The ProMaster accounted for 22 percent share, losing one percentage point, while the Express picked up four percentage points to claim 20 percent share. The E-Series captured 12 percent share, down two percentage points, while the Savana accounted for nine percent share, up three percentage points. Finally, the NV posted zero percent share, losing four percentage points.

Throughout the 2022 calendar year, the full-size van segment contracted one percent to 270,928 units, meaning Ford Transit sales performed right on par with the segment average.

Combining both of FoMoCo’s offerings in the segment, the Transit and E-Series, grants the automaker 131,532 deliveries overall, good enough for a dominant 48 percent segment share.

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

MODEL YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21 YTD 22 SHARE YTD 21 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT -6.88% 92,882 99,745 74% 73%
FORD E-SERIES -13.39% 32,150 37,122 26% 27%
TOTAL -8.65% 125,032 136,867

Meanwhile, combining both GM entries, the Express and Savana, nets the automaker 78,457 total sales, claiming 29 percent segment share.

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

MODEL YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21 YTD 22 SHARE YTD 21 SHARE
CHEVROLET EXPRESS +19.24% 52,888 44,355 67% 71%
GMC SAVANA +44.10% 25,569 17,744 33% 29%
TOTAL +26.34% 78,457 62,099

The Ford Authority Take

Ford Transit sales maintained the status quo year-over-year, posting a minimal decline as FoMoCo continues to navigate ongoing supplier issues that have made it difficult to keep vehicle production at an appropriate level to answer demand. However, it’s worth noting that sales of the new all-electric E-Transit are adding incremental numbers to the Transit’s already healthy performance.

2023 Ford Transit Trail

Additionally, Ford will soon expand the Transit range to include the upcoming Transit Trail model, which could bolster its sales. 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 debuted in November. We expect Ford Transit sales to continue to dominate its segment throughout 2023, thanks to its already healthy performance, its EV offering, and the addition of the upfit-ready Transit Trail.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Motor Company sales for 2021 calendar year, unless noted otherwise

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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. Tim

    I see GM is gaining ground I wonder at who’s expenses. I know many companies that have the transit their one complaint cannot get them fast enough….

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  2. Sam

    FYI people cannot get enough GMC and CHEVY van either. If they were avaiable the sales would have been quite a bit better. The Gm twins are doing way better than the Ford or ProMaster, considering they are riding on the same platform for 3 decades.

    Reply
    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      And, it’s a darn good platform.

      Reply
  3. Ratty

    The chart actually shows GMC and CHEVY vans a close second of that ughlee thing called the Transheet. Still the BEST looking vans out there and very much proven.

    Reply
    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      And, fleet managers care not one single solitary thing about how a truck, van, or cutaway looks.

      It’s consistency of product, getting to know the quirks and tricks to maintenance and longevity, availability of expendables like filters, and the availability and price of crash parts.

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      1. RWFA

        Basically TCO over beauty.

        Reply
  4. Gary . Virginia.

    No surprise to me that the Transit outsells GM and Ram. Good design strong motor fair fuel mileage. It’s simply a better van.

    Reply

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