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2023 Ford Transit Production Really Took Off In May

The Ford Transit has remained among America’s most popular vans for some time now, and as has been the case with other desirable Blue Oval models, that means this particular vehicle has been somewhat hard to come by. As a result, FoMoCo recently announced that it planned on ramping up production of not only the 2023 Ford Transit, but also a number of other models. The result of those efforts is already showing up, with a number of vehicles – including the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair crossovers and the Ford Maverick compact pickup. This was also true of the 2023 Ford Transit, which experienced a big boost in production last month, according to The Blue Oval’s latest sales report.

In May, Ford produced a total of 18,296 Transit vans, which is a whopping 75 percent more than the 10,480 it built in April. It’s also the most Transits that Ford has built in a single month this year so far, bringing the model’s year-to-date total to 71,600 units. Last month, the Transit also enjoyed a robust 35.1 percent increase in sales month-over-month – going from 8,350 to 11,282 units – and is up 54.4 percent year-over-year with sales totaling 52,703 this year versus 34,128 last year.

As Ford Authority previously reported, The Blue Oval is targeting an annual production increase of 38,000 units for the Ford Transit and E-Transit at the Kansas City Assembly plant following a $95 million dollar investment in that particular facility. It accomplished that by adding a third shift at the facility that same month, too.

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The move comes at a time when the commercial van remains as popular as ever, outselling its rivals by a large margin in 2022, with the second-place Ram ProMaster falling nearly 40k units behind it as the Transit enjoyed a 37 percent share of the full-size van market in the U.S. last year.

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

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. M. Conrad

    I would like to see the Transit have a GCWR of 16k giving it the capability of towing a 10k trailer with the same motor options as the F-150.

  2. Scott

    I ordered my T250 148″WB Mid roof Cargo Van in September of 2022. Been waiting 9 months for even a hint of when I might receive it. I am very disappointed in Fords complete lack of information to the customer to acknowledge the order or even offer a clue as to when it is scheduled to be built, just pathetic.

  3. Dan

    I’m in Canada.. I waited 10 months for my 2023 Transit order.. didn’t hear anything in those 10 months from Ford and the dealer said they had no idea if my Transit would be produced… Meanwhile Ford brings in Transit Trail and starts to manufacture those vehicles… while ignoring my order that was placed 5 months before Transit Trail was announced. So I walked away from my order and bought a truck (not a Ford). Count me as a “never Ford ..never again”. Then … five weeks after buying my not a Ford truck … I get a Week of production date … Stupid…

  4. John Barr

    i ordered a transit passenger van on JULY 2022, Ford sent me an email informing me that I was in the early wave of transit orders for a 2023. Ford keeps sending me emails telling that they are still having supply issues. It is my feeling that Ford is building fleet orders rather than individual customer orders. I know one thing. I will never order a Ford product again.


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