2017 Ford Transit is Best Selling Van, Not Just in the United States, But Also Globally

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2017 Ford Transit (European model)

The full-size commercial van segment continues to grow in the United States and abroad. Ford quickly found success in the US with its Transit van lineup, based on the European design. The Ford Transit once again leads the US sales chart for the month of September 2016, and it’s selling more than it did a year ago. While the GMC Savana was the most improved in September sales, and the Ram ProMaster – the most improved in Year-To-Date (YTD) sales; the Transit more than doubled the sales volume of its nearest US competitor.

The Transit has a mind-boggling number of possible configurations, but it’s “days on the lot” supply is 75 days. Compare this to a 140 day supply for the Chevy Express and a 176 day supply for the GMC Savanna. This data is current through the month of September.

Ford Transit (Chinese model)

How is the Ford Transit doing overseas? The Transit came to us from Europe. Ford commercial vehicles is now the number-one selling brand in Europe, for the first time in 18 years (according to the data from the IHS Markit). The Transit is also the best selling nameplate in China (based on the data from the China Insurance Information Technology Company). This is within the Chinese light bus and van segment. Although, the Ford Transit has a different footprint and design in China.

The vans have a seasonal increase of sales towards the end of the calendar year, so expect this space to get more action in the coming months.

Full-size Commercial Van – September 2016 Sales

Sep 2016 # Sep ’16 / ’15 % YTD 2016 # YTD ’16 / ’15 %
Ford Transit 10,799 6.4% 112,607 30.8%
Chevy Express 5,663 -15.0% 49,751 12.5%
Ford E-Series 4,073 2.1% 40,195 3.0%
Ram ProMaster 3,218 16.5% 26,544 38.1%
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,405 3.8% 21,002 3.6%
Nissan NV 1,395 -2.9% 13,383 6.7%
GMC Savana 1,004 37.9% 13,896 -15.2%

Check out this 2017 Ford Transit Winnebago Fuse RV and a look at the other options from the Transit van lineup.

Andre Smirnov
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