In the compact passenger van segment, the Volkswagen Caddy Life strengthens its lead over the Citroën Berlingo Multispace while that model’s twin, the Peugeot Partner lost its third place to the Renault Kangoo in the second quarter. If the Kangoo manages to finish the year in that third position it will be the first time since 2011 for the model to do so.
Surprisingly, the Kangoo’s Renault-Group sibling Dacia Dokker is already down in the second quarter when compared to last year, even though it’s only the model’s second full year of sales. The Kangoo’s twin Mercedes-Benz Citan has taken over the award for fastest growing model from the Dokker, although the Citan remains stable in ninth position.
SMALL PASSENGER VANS
Volkswagen Caddy Life
Citroën Berlingo Multispace
Peugeot Partner Tepee / Ranch
Nissan NV200 Evalia
Mercedes-Benz Citan Combi
Citroën Nemo Multispace
Peugeot Bipper Tepee
The large passenger van segment is stable in the second quarter, while the compact passenger van segment is losing ground in the second quarter, a 6% loss brings it into negative territory year-to-date.
The Volkswagen Transporter/Multivan still reigns supreme as more than one in every three large passenger vans are a so-called T5 model, despite sales down 3% as the next generation, the T6, will be introduced soon.
The facelifted Fiat Ducato has just been introduced, and the outgoing model keeps performing well, especially in the busy season for camper van sales. Traditionally, close to half of the Ducato’s sold each year are registered in the second quarter, and that’s why it has moved into second place after the first half.
It has overtaken the Mercedes-Benz Vito and Viano, which are being replaced as we speak. The Viano will be renamed V-Class and will be published as a separate model from now on. That means the Ducato may stay ahead of the Vito by the end of the year. The V-Class makes its first appearance in the quarterly rankings in ninth place, but it will undoubtedly move up the charts quickly as taxi companies start placing their orders. In June, the V-Class was already in fifth position, less than 100 units behind the Vito.
Third place in June was for the Renault Trafic Passenger, as the model traditionally performs well in that month as well. The Ford Transit Tourneo is down hard as it’s being replaced by two models: the smaller Tourneo Custom, which has already been on the market for a few years, and the large Tourneo, which has just been introduced.
LARGE PASSENGER VANS
Renault Trafic Passenger
Opel / Vauxhall Vivaro Tour
Ford Transit Tourneo
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Combi
Peugeot Expert Tepee
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