The large passenger van segment in Europe stabilizes in 2019 at just below 200,000 sales. The Volkswagen Transporter T6 and its luxury derivative Multivan grow 5% and improve their share to one third of the segment, while the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Vito Tourer duo close in on VW’s reign with sales up 11% to a combined 27.5% share of the segment, while the French PSA-Toyota vans are up 3% to 16.8% share, and their sales are very well-balanced, and with the addition of the Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Life as the fourth version looks set to improve further in 2020. This means Opel/Vauxhall will split off from the Renault Trafic and its clones Fiat Talento and Nissan NV300, and therefore the Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Tour is down 45% while the Trafic is down 9% and the Talento is up 1%. Meanwhile Ford will continue to go at it alone with the Tourneo Custom, which is the only model still based on a strong but heavy an inefficient body-on-frame architecture. The Hyundai H1 Starex rebounds from a slow 2018 but remains below its 2017 volume.

Also check 2019 commercial van sales in the US, where the full-sized Ford Transit outsells the classic Chevrolet Express and Fiat Ducato-based RAM ProMaster.

2019 midsized passenger van sales Europe

Midsized passenger van segment 2019 2018 Change
1 Volkswagen Transporter / Multivan 65.663 62.363 5%
2 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 31.342 29.173 7%
3 Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer 23.436 20.223 16%
4 Ford Tourneo Custom 14.500 17.200 -16%
5 Renault Trafic Passenger 14.389 15.895 -9%
6 Peugeot Traveller 11.359 12.262 -7%
7 Citroën Spacetourer 11.188 11.423 -2%
8 Toyota Proace Verso 10.947 8.892 23%
9 Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Tour 7.484 13.717 -45%
10 Fiat Talento 5.235 5.188 1%
11 Hyundai H1 / Starex 2.433 1.650 47%
12 Nissan NV300 990 1.552 -36%
Segment total 198.966 199.538 0%

Small Passenger Van segment


In the small passenger van segment, Volkswagen also tops the charts in the individual model ranking with sales up 4% to over 56,500 sales, just 200 sales below its 2017 total which was its best year since 2009, but when looking at sales of clones, the recently renewed PSA triplets Peugeot Rifter, Citroën Berlingo Multispace and Opel/Vauxhall Combo improve their share to 38.9% of the segment, which which looks set to improve further in 2020 thanks to the introduction of the Toyota ProAce Verso City. In its first year of sales, the Rifter immediately outsells the Berlingo, which its predecessor Partner Tepee never managed to do. The Dacia Dokker is in third place with sales up 10% to set yet another annual sales record for the nameplate, improving as it has done every year since its launch in 2013. The Ford Tourneo Courier also sets a new annual sales record as it has done every year since its launch in 2014, while the larger Tourneo Connect is up 17% after dipping in 2018. The Renault Kangoo is due for a redesign and combined sales of the Kangoo and its clone Mercedes-Benz Citan are down 29%, a trend which the added Nissan NV250 is unlikely to turn around. The new generation Kangoo will arrive in 2020 and should help the brand regain some of the lost ground. The Fiat Qubo is the last remaining model of the former triplets as the Peugeot Bipper and Citroën Nemo have ended sales, but the Qubo remains impressively stable considering its age and does better than the Doblo which is down 8% to its lowest annual sales since its launch in 2001.

Also check 2019 commercial van sales in the US, where the Ford Transit Connect leads ahead of the Nissan NV200 and Fiat Doblo-based RAM ProMaster City.

2019 small passenger van sales Europe

Small passenger van segment 2019 2018 Change
1 Volkswagen Caddy Life 56.546 54.201 4%
2 Peugeot Rifter 52.175 7.039 641%
3 Citroën Berlingo Multispace 45.177 35.112 29%
4 Dacia Dokker 42.785 38.861 10%
5 Ford Tourneo Courier 21.700 17.600 23%
6 Ford Tourneo Connect 14.000 12.000 17%
7 Renault Kangoo 13.995 20.375 -31%
8 Opel/Vauxhall Combo Tour 13.203 3.628 264%
9 Fiat Qubo 9.512 9.302 2%
10 Fiat Doblo 6.301 6.871 -8%
11 Mercedes-Benz Citan Combi 4.591 5.953 -23%
12 Nissan NV200 Evalia 3.317 4.858 -32%
13 Peugeot Partner Tepee / Ranch 1.091 20.974 -95%
Segment total 284.393 236.774 20%

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