European sales 2015 first half Passenger Van segment

Passenger-van-segment-European-sales-2015-Mercedes_Benz_V_ClassSales of large passenger vans in Europe surge 15% in the first half of 2015 after a 5% growth in 2014, helped by sell-out pricing of the soon-to-be replaced Volkswagen T5 Transporter and Multivan, and the successful launch of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. The luxury MPV from Mercedes-Benz now sells twice as much as the regular Vito Tourer, and combined sales of the models are up 33% compared to last year, when the V-Class had only just replaced the Viano. The Fiat Ducato is up 9% thanks to the new generation, while the Renault Trafic and Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro haven’t seen the full benefit of their new generations, which had started deliveries in Q2, giving the Ford Tourneo Custom the opportunity to jump in between.

With the Transporter / Multivan T6 in showrooms in Q3 and the Trafic and Vivaro gaining traction, the growth of the segment should continue for the rest of the year.

2015 first half large passenger van sales Europe

Large passenger van segment H1 2015 H1 2014 Change
1. Volkswagen Transporter / Multivan 29.809 25.534 17%
2. Fiat Ducato 17.807 16.402 9%
3. Mercedes-Benz V-Class 10.918 1.873 483%
4. Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer/ Viano 5.845 10.724 -45%
5. Renault Trafic Passenger 5.814 5.878 -1%
6. Ford Tourneo Custom 5.300 4.100 29%
7. Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Tour 4.888 4.644 5%
8. Ford Transit Tourneo 3.179 3.131 2%
9. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Combi 2.969 2.971 0%
10. Peugeot Expert Tepee 2.608 2.315 13%
11. Hyundai H1 / Starex 491 506 -3%
Segment total 89.628 78.078 15%

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

Passenger-van-segment-European-sales-2015-Dacia_Dokker_StepwaySmall passenger vans, or ludospaces in French, are up 11% after almost flat sales in 2014. If the segment growth continues, it will grow above 200.000 sales for the first time since 2012. The segment was above that threshold every year between 2002 and 2012, peaking at close to 300.000 sales in 2009. The Volkswagen Caddy holds on to its first place, even though the new generation has already been revealed. It probably helps that it’s very hard to distinguish the new one from the old one, following VW’s evolutionary design strategy. The biggest surprise is in third place, with the Dacia Dokker growing 31% to jump onto the podium, ahead of the Renault Kangoo. The Dokker probably benefits from the roughed-up Stepway version. That leaves the Peugeot Partner in fifth place, down 9%.

Ford is making big inroads into the segment with its new models, the Tourneo Connect and the smaller Tourneo Courier, which is now ahead of its rival Fiat Qubo to claim first place among the extra small vans.

2015 first half large passenger van sales Europe

Small passenger van segment H1 2015 H1 2014 Change
1. Volkswagen Caddy Life 24.076 23.161 4%
2. Citroën Berlingo Multispace 18.119 19.972 -9%
3. Dacia Dokker 12.863 9.846 31%
4. Renault Kangoo 12.543 13.354 -6%
5. Peugeot Partner Tepee / Ranch 12.212 13.407 -9%
6. Ford Tourneo Connect 7.900 4.200 88%
7. Ford Tourneo Courier 7.100 500 1320%
8. Fiat Qubo 5.770 5.776 0%
9. Fiat Doblo 4.572 3.489 31%
10. Nissan NV200 Evalia 3.068 3.106 -1%
11. Mercedes-Benz Citan Combi 1.963 2.174 -10%
12. Peugeot Bipper Tepee 967 1.262 -23%
13. Citroën Nemo Multispace 854 1.395 -39%
Segment total 110.186 98.985 11%

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.


About Bart Demandt

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  1. you have the most diversified articles from auto statistics….maybe you are the best…keep going

  2. Hi bart, I really want to compliment you on your articles, you are doing a great job! Just one question, do you include the Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Jumper figures into the Ducato sales? And what about Renault Master/Opel Movano?

    • Bart Demandt says:

      Hi Nedim,

      thanks for you compliments and sorry for the late reply, I’ve been very busy in Singapore and Japan these weeks for the F1 Grand Prix.
      The Fiat Ducato sales are separated from those of the Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Jumper, but sales of the passenger versions of these models are very small. The Ducato enjoys a large customer base from coachbuilders who use the chassis-cab version of the Ducato to turn them into camper vans.
      Similarly, the Renault Master and Opel Movano are counted as separate models, but the volume of the latter is almost insignificant compared to that of its original.

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