We’ve already discussed the rankings of the small and midsized passenger vans in the midsized MPV and large MPV segments. The small passenger van segment in Europe is down 42% in the first half of 2022, trailing the overall market, down 15%. This is mostly due to Stellantis ending production of the petrol and diesel versions of its passenger vans to make them EV-only. Midsized passenger vans are down 6% and large passenger vans, mostly sold as camper vans, are down 5%. As a whole, the passenger van segment is down 21%, trailing the overall market and losing share from 7.1% to 6.5%.
Large passenger vans are mostly sold as camper vans and by taxi companies. The Fiat Ducato has been ultra dominant thanks to good relations with coachbuilders for camper vans. However, those coachbuilders are becoming more and more wary of Fiat’s dominance and are looking to spread their supply chain risks, from which Citroën and Ford are benefitting. The Ducato’s deliveries are down 22% so far this year and it loses almost 10 percentage points of share to drop below 50%. Its sibling Citroën Jumper makes up for some of the losses at +11% to grow its share to 21.9%. Best performer this year is the Ford Transit (Tourneo) at +80% into third place, moving ahead of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter which is down 5%. The Volkswagen Crafter is down 6%, distancing the Renault Master which is down 16% and the Peugeot Boxer which is down 19%. The Master’s clone Nissan Interstar remains a niche player and so does the Opel Movano which used to make them triplets. The latter has moved from the Renault partnership to the Stellantis stable, even though this means it has actually moved onto an older platform than it was before.
2022-H1 – large passenger van sales Europe
|Large passenger van segment||2022-H1||2021-H1||Change||2022 share||2022-Q2||2022-Q2||Change|
|3||Ford Transit Tourneo||7.274||4.031||80%||15,0%||3.552||2.342||52%|
|4||Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Combi||4.735||4.978||-5%||9,7%||2.571||2.927||-12%|
Car sales statistics are from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.