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Ford Transit Sales Continue To Top Competition During Q4 2023

Ford Transit sales decreased in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, while increasing in Mexico during Q4 2023.

Ford Transit Sales - Q4 2023 - United States

In the United States, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 28,814 units in Q4 2023, a decrease of about 0 percent compared to 28,936 units sold in Q4 2022.

During the complete 2023 calendar year, Transit sales increased about 31 percent to 121,337 units.
MODEL Q4 2023 / Q4 2022 Q4 2023 Q4 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT -0.42% 28,814 28,936 +30.64% 121,337 92,882

Ford Transit Sales - Q4 2023 - Mexico

In Mexico, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 1,199 units in Q4 2023, an increase of about 31 percent compared to 915 units sold in Q4 2022.

During the complete 2023 calendar year, Transit sales increased about 38 percent to 3,962 units.
MODEL Q4 2023 / Q4 2022 Q4 2023 Q4 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT +31.04% 1,199 915 +38.05% 3,962 2,870

Ford Transit Sales - Q4 2023 - Brazil

In Brazil, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 620 units in Q4 2023, a decrease of about 37 percent compared to 986 units sold in Q4 2022.

During the complete 2023 calendar year, Transit sales increased about 29 percent to 2,659 units.
MODEL Q4 2023 / Q4 2022 Q4 2023 Q4 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT -37.12% 620 986 +28.77% 2,659 2,065

Ford Transit Sales - Q4 2023 - Argentina

In Argentina, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 473 units in Q4 2023, a decrease of about 39 percent compared to 771 units sold in Q4 2022.

During the complete 2023 calendar year, Transit sales increased about 8 percent to 2,230 units.
MODEL Q4 2023 / Q4 2022 Q4 2023 Q4 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT -38.65% 473 771 +8.20% 2,230 2,061

Ford Transit Sales - Q4 2023 - Chile

In Chile, Ford Transit deliveries totaled 227 units in Q4 2023, a decrease of about 28 percent compared to 317 units sold in Q4 2022.

During the complete 2023 calendar year, Transit sales decreased about 7 percent to 821 units.
MODEL Q4 2023 / Q4 2022 Q4 2023 Q4 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
TRANSIT -28.39% 227 317 -7.02% 821 883

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

For Transit sales again commanded the full-size van segment during the fourth quarter of 2023 in spite of nearly flat sales for 28,814 deliveries.

The Ram ProMaster followed in second, up 13 percent to 21,323 units, while the E-Series, The Blue Oval’s other entry in the segment, took third place with a 25 percent jump in sales to 12,455. GM’s two entries finished out the list, with the Chevy Express (see running Chevy Express sales) falling 38 percent to 10,114 units and the GMC Savana (see running GMC Savana sales) dropping 64 percent for 2,527 deliveries.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - Q4 2023 - USA

MODEL Q4 23 / Q4 22 Q4 23 Q4 22 Q4 23 SHARE Q4 22 SHARE YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
FORD TRANSIT -0.42% 28,814 28,936 38% 36% +30.64% 121,337 92,882
RAM PROMASTER +12.79% 21,323 18,905 28% 23% +34.01% 81,663 60,936
FORD E-SERIES +25.47% 12,455 9,927 17% 12% +33.61% 42,957 32,150
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -38.18% 10,114 16,360 13% 20% -23.12% 40,660 52,888
GMC SAVANA -64.41% 2,527 7,100 3% 9% -14.79% 21,788 25,569
TOTAL -7.38% 75,233 81,228 +16.63% 308,405 264,425

In terms of segment share, Ford Transit sales dominated last quarter with 38 percent share, up two percentage points year-over-year, while the ProMaster posted a 28 percent segment share, up five percentage points, and the E-Series earned a 17 percent share, up five percentage points. Meanwhile, the Express posted a 13 percent share, down seven percentage points, and the Savana held a mere three percent share, down six percentage points.

Sales Numbers - Ford Full-Size Vans - Q4 2023 - USA

MODEL Q4 23 / Q4 22 Q4 23 Q4 22 YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
FORD TRANSIT -0.42% 28,814 28,936 +30.64% 121,337 92,882
FORD E-SERIES +25.47% 12,455 9,927 +33.61% 42,957 32,150
TOTAL +6.19% 41,269 38,863 +31.40% 164,294 125,032

Combining Ford’s two entries in the full-size van segment, the Transit and E-Series, saw a cumulative 41,269 deliveries for a majority 55 percent segment share in this space. By comparison, Ford’s crosstown rival, General Motors, still placed behind Ram with just 12,641 deliveries of the Express and Savana combined, for a 16 percent segment share, and barely bested the E-Series alone.

Sales Numbers - GM Full-Size Vans - Q4 2023 - USA

MODEL Q4 23 / Q4 22 Q4 23 Q4 22 YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -38.18% 10,114 16,360 -23.12% 40,660 52,888
GMC SAVANA -64.41% 2,527 7,100 -14.79% 21,788 25,569
TOTAL -46.12% 12,641 23,460 -20.40% 62,448 78,457

The full-size mainstream van segment, which includes passenger, cargo, and cutaway/chassis cab models, shrank seven percent to 75,233 units in Q4 2023, meaning that Ford Transit sales outperformed the segment average.

The Ford Authority Take

Ford Transit sales consistently reflect its leading position as a highly desirable and popular seller, absolutely commanding its competitive segment once again during Q4 2023. This is in spite of sales slipping, or being nearly flat, for the first time this past year.

FoMoCo has been able to continue navigating supply chain constraints and other issues negatively affecting its production, even ramping up production of the Transit at the Kansas City Assembly plant by adding a third shift. So the poor sales showing of the Transit could be a reflection of the full-size mainstream van segment being down as a whole this quarter, which the Transit still actually outperformed. Additionally, the E-Series posted the biggest gain among entries, helping Ford do just fine with a dominating combined 55 percent segment share, even up five percentage points over last quarter.

Ford Transit sales continue to be partially driven by the new Transit Trail variant that joined the lineup for the 2023 model year, which is an upfit-ready off-road-oriented van that is geared toward the van and outdoor life enthusiast. Order banks for this model sealed up on August 14th, 2023.

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Transit sales for Q4 2022, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 78 selling days for Q4 2023 and 78 selling days for Q4 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.

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  1. Jeff

    As popular as the Transit is considering sales numbers are very favorable, it doesn’t hold a candle to the Mercedes Sprinter on almost every level. I drive them both extensively and will never take a Transit if the Sprinter is available, even an aging one. Those who use them both understand.

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