Is Vanlife Over or Is It a Shortage? Full-size Van Sales Plunge Down in Q1 2022 (Sales Report)

Just look at the numbers!

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What is going on here? The full-size van market took a significant sales dive in Q1 2022. All of the data we have seen so far shows vehicles such as the Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, Chevy Express, and others post steep sales declines last quarter. Is the demand for full-size vans finally drying up, or are component shortages and factory stopages to blame?

Here are the numbers we have so far. Mercedes-benz has not reported Q1 2022 U.S. sales numbers yet. Nissan discontinued the NV and NV200 van lineups. All other full-size vans see double digit percentage falls. We will dig into this subject more and update this story as it develops.

U.S. Full-size Van sales: Q1 2022

ModelQ1 2022Q1 2021Change (%)
>Ford Transit17,21127,451-37.3%
>Ram Promaster9,32810,880-14%
>Chevy Express8,86016,877-47.5%
>Ford E-Series7,20110,573-31.9%
>GMC Savana2,9855,847-48.9%
>Mercedes Sprinter + Metris?
>Rivian EDV?New
>BrightDrop EV600?New
>Nissan NV24,074Discontinued

Here is a detailed look at the newly refreshed 2023 Ram ProMaster van from the the 2022 Work Truck Show.