European sales 2014 Passenger Van segment

Volkswagen-Multivan-auto-sales-statistics-EuropeThe large passenger van segment is up 5% to just over 150.000 units in 2014, with the Volkswagen T5 still firmly in the lead, selling more than double of its closest rival, the Fiat Ducato, even with the new generation T6 to be introduced in 2015. The new generation Mercedes Vito Tourer and its luxury twin V-Class (formerly Viano), would be in second place ahead of the Ducato if combined. The Renault Trafic and Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro are down as their new generations have only just been revealed and won’t start deliveries until Q2 of 2015. The Ford Tourneo Custom is up 37%, but sales of the larger Tourneo are down to less than half as customers are waiting for the new generation.

Fiat-Ducato-auto-sales-statistics-EuropeInteresting to see that of the Sevel-Nord triplets the Citroën Jumpy and Peugeot Expert outsell the Fiat Scudo by a 2:1 ratio each, while of the Sevel-Sud triplets the Fiat Ducato sells 12 times as many times as the Citroën Jumper. This is a result of the popularity the Ducato enjoys among coachbuilders and most notably campervan constructors.

2014 large passenger van sales Europe

Large Passenger Van Segment 2014 2013 Change
1. Volkswagen Transporter/Multivan 50.030 45.692 9%
2. Fiat Ducato 24.203 20.824 16%
3. Mercedes-Benz Vito/Viano Combi 15.857 21.613 -27%
4. Mercedes-Benz V-Class 10.152 26 new
5. Renault Trafic Passenger 8.384 9.979 -16%
6. Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Tour 7.141 7.748 -8%
7. Ford Tourneo Custom 7.100 5.200 37%
8. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Combi 6.211 5.276 18%
9. Ford Transit Tourneo 5.192 11.490 -55%
10. Citroën Jumpy Multispace 4.418 4.161 6%
11. Peugeot Expert Tepee 4.401 4.062 8%
12. Fiat Scudo Panorama 2.367 2.178 9%
13. Citroën Jumper Combi 1.930 1.791 8%
14. Renault Master Passenger 1.929 1.642 17%
15. Volkswagen Crafter Combi 1.691 1.336 27%
16. Hyundai H1/Starex 917 1.168 -21%
Segment total 151.923 144.186 5%

Note that these statistics only include the passenger versions of these commercial vehicles, and exclude the cargo versions, which are sold in much larger numbers across Europe.

Also not that this list is not complete, as data of some models is not available.

Small passenger van segment

Mercedes-Benz-Citan-Combi-auto-sales-statistics-EuropeSales of small passenger vans are up 2% to almost 200.000 units in 2014, with the Volkswagen Caddy still firmly in first place, despite a drop of 3%. Its closest competitors, the Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Parter are down even more. Combined, the two clones would lead the segment ahead of the Caddy. The Renault Kangoo holds on to its fourth place ahead of its distant cousin Dacia Dokker, while the Kangoo’s clone Mercedes-Benz Citan is quickly storming the charts. Ford has successfully launched the new generation Tourneo Connect, which reaches 7th place with almost 10.000 sales.

Looking at the smallest vans of the segment, the aging Fiat Qubo, Citroën Nemo and Peugeot Bipper are all down with double digits, feeling the added competition from the Ford Tourneo Courier, and the triplets have lost more volume than the Ford has sold this year.

2014 large passenger van sales Europe

Small Passenger Van Segment 2014 2013 Change
1. Volkswagen Caddy Life 47.390 49.107 -3%
2. Citroën Berlingo Multispace 35.378 37.957 -7%
3. Peugeot Partner Tepee / Ranch 23.906 26.201 -9%
4. Renault Kangoo 22.971 22.100 4%
5. Dacia Dokker 20.264 19.866 2%
6. Fiat Qubo 10.167 13.077 -22%
7. Ford Tourneo Connect 9.490 231 new
8. Fiat Doblo 6.943 7.522 -8%
9. Nissan NV200 Evalia 5.434 5.370 1%
10. Mercedes-Benz Citan Combi 4.349 2.252 93%
11. Ford Tourneo Courier 4.275 0 new
12. Citroën Nemo Multispace 2.519 3.108 -19%
13. Peugeot Bipper Tepee 2.216 3.164 -30%
14. Opel/Vauxhall Combo Tour 1.733 2.518 -31%
Segment total 197.035 192.473 2%

Click on any model to see its annual sales from 1997-2013 and monthly sales in 2012, 2013 and 2014, or use the dropdown menu in the top right of this site. Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.

 

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