Sales 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. [Read more…]
The 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.
Interesting 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|
|3.||Mercedes-Benz Vito/Viano Combi||15.857||21.613||-27%|
|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%|
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
Sales 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%|
|7.||Ford Tourneo Connect||9.490||231||new|
|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%|
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