Ford Transit Closes 2015 On Top of Commercial Van Sales

2016 Ford Transit
2016 Ford Transit

The Ford Transit remains supreme after a full year of sales in 2015. Company’s full-size commercial van quickly rose to the top of the sales chart after its US market introduction. When the year closed, it sold 117,577 units. This is nearly twice the number of Express vans that Chevrolet sold over the same period. Although, the Chevy Express had a good month of December with a 31.2% improvement over 2014.

The GMC Savana is the most improved van for the month of December. It improved a whooping 61.2%. The Ram ProMaster had an outstanding closing month of 2015 as it jumped over the Ford E-Series for the third place for the month.

In case you are wondering about the Ford E-Series numbers. The E-Series van and wagon sales have been discontinued. The Ford Transit has replaced it. However, the E-Series cutaway and chassis sales continue and will do so for the remainder of the decade. These are used by up-fitters for shuttles, specialty vehicles, and RVs.

Full-size Commercial Van – December 2015 Sales

Dec 2015 # Dec ’15 / ’14 % YTD 2015 # YTD ’15 / ’14 %
Ford Transit 12,547 25.1% 117,577 475.0%
Chevy Express 7,361 31.2% 63,382 -20.1%
Ram ProMaster 4,279 41.0% 28,345 57.0%
Ford E-Series 3,722 -29.2% 50,788 -50.8%
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter * % * %
GMC Savana 2,781 61.2% 21,992 -17.5%
Nissan NV 1,924 23.8% 16,958 13.9%

*Mercedes-Benz Sprinter sales numbers are now reported in combination with the Mercedes-Benz Metris van. TFLtruck will inquire about the specific number and update the report.

Watch this TFLtruck first drive of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4.

And here is a detailed review of the 2014 Ram ProMaster.

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov