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Ford Transit Sales Crush Ram ProMaster, Chevy Express Q2 2023

In the first quarter of 2023, Ford Transit sales increased in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, while decreasing in Russia.

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2023 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 30,287 units in Q2 2023, an increase of about 36 percent compared to 22,327 units sold in Q2 2022.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales increased about 57 percent to 61,134 units.
MODEL Q2 2023 / Q2 2022 Q2 2023 Q2 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT +35.65% 30,287 22,327 +57.48% 61,134 38,820

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2023 - Mexico

In Mexico, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 1,135 units in Q2 2023, an increase of about 105 percent compared to 555 units sold in Q2 2022.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales increased about 30 percent to 1,557 units.
MODEL Q2 2023 / Q2 2022 Q2 2023 Q2 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT +104.50% 1,135 555 +29.86% 1,557 1,199

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2023 - Russia

In Russia, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 236 units in Q2 2023, a decrease of about 70 percent compared to 781 units sold in Q2 2022.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales totaled 755 units.
MODEL Q2 2023 / Q2 2022 Q2 2023 Q2 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT -69.78% 236 781 * 755 0

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2023 - Brazil

In Brazil, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 656 units in Q2 2023, an increase of about 438 percent compared to 122 units sold in Q2 2022.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales increased about 227 percent to 1,480 units.
MODEL Q2 2023 / Q2 2022 Q2 2023 Q2 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT +437.70% 656 122 +227.43% 1,480 452

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2023 - Argentina

In Argentina, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 530 units in Q2 2023, an increase of about 20 percent compared to 442 units sold in Q2 2022.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales increased about 52 percent to 1,183 units.
MODEL Q2 2023 / Q2 2022 Q2 2023 Q2 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT +19.91% 530 442 +52.25% 1,183 777

Ford Transit Sales - Q2 2023 - Chile

In Chile, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 148 units in Q2 2023.

In the first six months of the year, Transit sales totaled 453 units.
MODEL Q2 2023 / Q2 2022 Q2 2023 Q2 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT * 148 * * 453 0

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

For Transit sales continued to lead the full-size van segment last quarter, expanding 30 percent to 32,031 units, vastly outperforming its competitors yet again.

The Transit was followed by the Ram Promaster, up 27 percent to 20,200 units, while the Chevy Express (see running Chevy Express sales) saw its sales slide 27 percent to 9,227 units last quarter, outperforming The Blue Oval’s other competitor in the segment, the Ford E-Series, took fourth with 8,735 units sold, up 64 percent. Finally, the GMC Savana (see running GMC S,avana sales) rounded out last place, up 7 percent to 7,269 deliveries.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - Q2 2023 - USA

MODEL Q2 23 / Q2 22 Q2 23 Q2 22 Q2 23 SHARE Q2 22 SHARE YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
FORD TRANSIT +35.65% 30,287 22,327 40% 35% +57.48% 61,134 38,820
RAM PROMASTER +26.56% 20,200 15,961 27% 25% +49.84% 37,894 25,289
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -27.27% 9,227 12,687 12% 20% -17.29% 17,822 21,547
FORD E-SERIES +63.70% 8,735 5,336 12% 8% +55.70% 19,520 12,537
GMC SAVANA +6.85% 7,269 6,803 10% 11% +23.26% 12,065 9,788
TOTAL +19.97% 75,718 63,114 +37.46% 148,435 107,981

In terms of segment share, Ford Transit sales dominated last quarter with 41 percent segment share, up three percentage points year-over-year. The Promaster gathered 26 percent share, up two percent points, while the Express garnered 12 percent share, down seven percentage points. The E-Series claimed 11 percent share, down three percentage points, and the last-place Savana earned nine percent share, down one percentage point.

Sales Numbers - Ford Full-Size Vans - Q2 2023 - USA

MODEL Q2 23 / Q2 22 Q2 23 Q2 22 YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
FORD TRANSIT +35.65% 30,287 22,327 +57.48% 61,134 38,820
FORD E-SERIES +63.70% 8,735 5,336 +55.70% 19,520 12,537
TOTAL +41.06% 39,022 27,663 +57.05% 80,654 51,357

It’s also worth noting that both of Ford’s entries in the full-size van segment, the Transit and E-Series, saw cumulative deliveries of 40,766, enough to command an incredible 53 percent segment share. By comparison, Ford’s crosstown rival, General Motors, trailed in second place with 16,496 cumulative deliveries of its two offerings for 21 percent segment share.

Sales Numbers - GM Full-Size Vans - Q2 2023 - USA

MODEL Q2 23 / Q2 22 Q2 23 Q2 22 YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -27.27% 9,227 12,687 -17.29% 17,822 21,547
GMC SAVANA +6.85% 7,269 6,803 +23.26% 12,065 9,788
TOTAL -15.36% 16,496 19,490 -4.62% 29,887 31,335

The full-size mainstream van segment, which includes passenger, cargo, and cutaway/chassis cab models, expanded 18 percent to 77,462 units in Q2 2023, meaning that Ford Transit sales outperformed the segment average.

2023 Ford Transit Digital Rearview Mirror - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

The Ford Authority Take

Ford Transit sales continue to reflect its position as a highly desirable and popular seller, absolutely dominating its competitive segment yet again during Q2 2023. It’s the second consecutive quarter of improved sales this year, indicating that FoMoCo is able to continue navigating supply chain constraints and other issues negatively affecting its production. In fact, the automaker is currently working to ramp up production of the Transit at the Kansas City Assembly plant by adding a third shift, so we expect sales to continue trending upward as supply matches demand.

It’s also worth noting that the Transit Trail variant was added to the the lineup for the 2023 model year, and will likely continue to drive demand for the van. This model is an upfit-ready off-road-oriented van that is geared toward the van and outdoor life enthusiast. We expect the new Transit Trail, along with the rest of the Transit range, to continue riving strong demand. Order banks for the Transit Trail are set to close on August 14th, 2023, while retail order banks for the rest of the 2023 Transit lineup closed back on September 22th, 2022.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit sales for Q2 2022, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 77 selling days for Q2 2023 and 77 selling days for Q2 2022
  • 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 Q2 2023 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. Howard \"Mac\" Dashney

    If Ford is sales of Transit vans are doing so well, why is it that school districts cannot buy a Transit van. The vehicle is/was very popular among school districts transporting special need students. I would appreciate a reason for shutting school districts out of the market.

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  2. Jeff Montague

    Unfortunately with Amazon, FedEx and UPS getting first right before consumers, we suffer the long wait. 2022 XLT 350 AWD Fleet ordered, cancelled 8 mos later. Reordered late 2022 same transit, cancelled May 2023. Ordered 3rd, but was told 2 years WAIT for the same model XLT, so had to downgrade to XL. Tried to add Sync 12” screen, no availability. Tried to order power door, no availability. So I get to drive a stripped model for 5 years after waiting for 3 years. I understand supply constraints, but consumers are last on the list vs large corporate companies. Very frustrating
    And disappointing. Check any blog, same story everywhere

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  3. Sam

    Do you actually think GMC cares about the sales of their vans?
    They are after the cash cows—trucks and SUV’s.

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  4. Rich

    If you like waiting for 2 years to pay 15% over MSRP, then the Transit is the vehicle for you.

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  5. Westly Martin

    How is it that the Ford E-Series, which is only sold as a cutaway, and a cab and chassis is outselling the Express and Savanah? The E-Series is still a popular vehicle in the motorhome market, as well as some commercial and EMS applications, but this makes no sense IMO. GM is going to have to update their aging vans to compete.

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