The midsized MPV segment is all but dead. In 2021, fewer than 159,000 midsized MPVs were sold in Europe, a decrease of 40% in an overall market down 2% and the lowest figure ever. The segment is down to just a third of its 2019 sales and to just one tenth of its peak in 2007. Their share of the European car market is down to just 1.3%, from 2.2% in 2020 and from 3.1% in 2019. Only one nameplates manages to sell more than last year, with all others losing more than 20%. And in this segment too the luxury brands continue to outperform the segment, as the three models from two brands are down 28% and as a result grow their share of the class from 37.5% in 2020 to 44.9% in 2021.
Still, the Volkswagen Touran manages to stay firmly on top of the ranking and even consolidates its leadership as it’s the third-best performing model of the class at -35%. The Touran adds 1.2 percentage points of market share to 19.2%. However, in Q4 the Touran was in third place and the worst performing nameplate of the remaining models at -69%. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class loses 38% of its sales on last year but holds on to second place, despite pressure from the BMW i3. The i3 is the only nameplate in the black with a gain of 7% and it was the outright best seller in the class in the final quarter of the year. The Renault Scenic is the worst performer of the remaining players at -43% and knocked off the podium. In Q4, the Scenic was in 6th place with a 61% drop in deliveries.
The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer / Gran Tourer is due for a redesign in 2022 and loses 39% of its sales, keeping its share of the class stable. It was outsold in Q4 by the Citroën C4 Spacetourer which manages to improve its share of the segment thanks to sales down “just” 37%. The Dacia Lodgy is about to be replaced by the Jogger station wagon, but it’s still the second best performing nameplate in the class at -20%.
Midsized MPV segment
Renault (Grand) Scenic
BMW 2-series Active/Gran Tourer
Citroën C4 Spacetourer
Ford (Grand) C-Max
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.
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