2020 Best Selling Minivans In Europe (All Models Ranked)
Sales of large MPVs in Europe continue to freefall in 2020. At just under 52,500 deliveries, sales are down 43% on 2019 as the share of the large MPV segment falls from 0.6% in 2019 to 0.4% in 2020.
All nameplates in this segment lose more than 36% of their sales on last year, trailing the overall market which fell 24% in 2020. Only the two best sellers of the class manage to sell more than 1,000 monthly units in 2020, and considering Europe is the only market for these models, one can imagine why manufacturers aren’t investing much in new product anymore. The Seat Alhambra stays on top of the ranking and is the best performing model with a 36% decline in sales. Its sibling Volkswagen Sharan stays in third place as VW Group only slightly improves its share of the class to 50.8%, up from 50.5% in the same period of last year.
With the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Seat Tarraco, the brands have 7-seat alternatives in the crossover segment and the MPVs are unlikely to be overhauled to a new generation. Their biggest rival in the class is Ford, which now also has a 7-seat SUV as well with the Explorer PHEV imported from the USA, although that’s an entirely different kind of vehicle.
The Ford S-Max sees its sales tumble 41% while the Galaxy also outperforms the class at -36%. The Renault Espace has been updated and finished the year relatively strong as the only nameplate to actually sell more than in Q4 of 2019. It went from an average of fewer than 280 monhly deliveries in the first three quarters of 2020 to more than 600 per month in the last quarter. As a result, the Espace reduces its full-year loss to -55%, still the worst performer of the class.
Sales of midsized MPVs in Europe tumbled down 46% in 2020, selling just under 263,000 units for a share of 2.2% of the European car market, down from 3.1% in 2019. Only a single nameplate manages to beat the market, with all others losing 26% of their sales or more. And in this segment too the luxury brands continue to outperform the segment, growing their share from 33% in 2019 to 37.5% now. Still, the Volkswagen Touran manages to return to the top of the ranking, despite being outsold by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class in Q1 and Q3.
The Touran adds more than 2.5 percentage points of market share thanks to sales down “just” 37%. The Renault Scenic drops from first to third with sales down by more than half. The BMW 2-Series Active and Gran Tourer as well as the Citroën C4 Spacetourer move along with the segment average at -45% and -46% respectively. The Volkswagen Sportvan is down by 43%, outperforming the class, but its Q4 sales slowed to a trickle as the model nears the end of its life cycle. Best performers in the class are the Toyota Prius+ and BMW i3, followed by the Dacia Lodgy, although those are also still the three slowest sellers of the class.
Here Are The Most Popular Minivans in Europe for 2020
This data table looks at full year minivan sales volumes in Europe by model. We compare Europe market minivan model sales for the full year versus the full year last year.