Can competitor from GM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Ram ever challenger the sales dominance of the Ford Transit in the United States? Here are the sales numbers for the first half of 2018.
The Ford Transit has been leading the full-size van market for a long time. There seemingly is no end to the demand. Ford continues to improve and grow the sales of the new big Transit.
The aging Chevy Express van is also doing well, but it’s selling just over half the numbers of the Transit. The Ram ProMaster had a great sales month in June. It nearly grabbed the second place for the month. Still the Ford Transit sales lead appears insurmountable in the near future.
Still the question remains – will consumer demand for overland or camper vans bring more change to this segment? We will have to wait and see. We think the new Mercedes-Benz van factory in the U.S. will have a significant impact on the Sprinter sales.
Full-size Commercial Van – June 2018 Sales
*Mercedes-Benz Sprinter sales numbers are now reported in combination with the Mercedes-Benz Metris van.
|Jun 2018 #||Jun ’18 / ’17 %||YTD 2018 #||YTD ’18 / ’17 %|
|Chevy Express||7,137||monthly average||41,187||17.2%|
|GMC Savana||2,389||monthly average||11,964||-28.5%|
Small commercial vans returned mixed sales results in June 2018. The Ford Transit Connect still has a solid grip on this segment.
Small Commercial Van – June 2018 Sales
|Jun 2018 #||July ’18 / ’17 %||YTD 2018 #||YTD ’18 / ’17 %|
|Ford Transit Connect||3,124||2.4%||15,454||-3.8%|
|Ram ProMaster City||1,191||-35.0%||6,440||-24.0%|
Here is a close look at the Nissan NV200 camper van by Recon.