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Ford Transit Sales Figures

Ford Transit

Here you will find monthly and yearly Canadian, European, Chinese and U.S. sales figures for the Ford Transit van, an E-Series replacement. The Ford Transit is a light commercial vehicle (LCV) that was first introduced in 1965. It is currently in its fourth generation and is sold in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Ford Transit Overview

The Ford Transit is a range of light commercial vehicles produced by Ford since 1965. Over the years, the Transit name has been associated with a variety of vans, minibuses, and pickup trucks. The Transit has become synonymous with the van segment in many countries, particularly in Europe, and has become a cultural icon in its own right, especially in the UK.

The Ford Transit was introduced in 1965, replacing the Ford Thames 400E. It was developed under the “Project Redcap” and was initially produced in Ford’s Langley facility in Berkshire, England. One of the main selling points of the Transit is its versatility. It’s available in a range of body styles, including panel vans, minibuses, chassis cabs, and pickup trucks. This has allowed businesses of various kinds to use the Transit tailored to their specific needs.

Since its introduction, the Transit has undergone several generational changes, each time updating its design, technology, safety, and engine options. There’s also the Ford Transit Custom, a smaller version that was introduced in 2012 and targets the mid-sized van segment. Over the years, the Transit has been offered with a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines. Modern versions also see advancements in fuel efficiency and emissions standards, with hybrid and electric variants becoming available.

Ford Transit Sales Figures

While the Transit has its roots in Europe, it’s truly a global vehicle. It’s sold in North America, replacing the Ford E-Series in the mid-2010s, and has versions tailored for markets in Asia and other parts of the world. Particularly in the UK, the Transit has made a significant cultural impact. The term “white van man” has been used in British culture to describe drivers of white Ford Transits, often self-employed or owning a small business. The Transit competes with a range of other commercial vehicles depending on the market, including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Volkswagen Transporter, and Renault Master, among others.

Ford Transit U.S Sales Data & Charts

US Monthly Sales

US Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2014 20,448
2015 117,577
2016 143,244
2017 127,360
2018 137,794
2019 153,867
2020 131,557
2021 99,745
2022 99,382
2023 129,009
2024 52,302

US Annual Growth

Ford Transit Canada Sales Data & Charts

Canada Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2014 658
2015 8,767
2016 10,204
2017 11,958
2018 14,956
2019 16,129
2020 14,413
2021 14,329

Canada Annual Growth

Ford Transit Europe Sales Data & Charts

These sales statistics only include the large Ford Transit Tourneo. Sales of the Ford Tourneo Custom and the Ford Tourneo Connect are published separately.

Europe Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2000 7,551
2001 9,614
2002 10,276
2003 9,020
2004 9,109
2005 10,417
2006 11,933
2007 13,891
2008 16,911
2009 15,294
2010 15,288
2011 16,061
2012 15,517
2013 11,490
2014 5,192
2015 6,728
2016 5,993
2017 7,230
2018 7,629
2019 10,809
2020 8,364
2021 7,003

Europe Annual Growth

Ford Transit China Sales Data & Charts

The Ford Transit is produced in China by the JMC-Ford Joint Venture between Ford and Jiangling Motor Corporation, which also produces the Ford Everest and Tourneo (the luxury version of the Transit) in China. Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.

China Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2016 67,326
2017 45,538
2018 32,826

China Annual Growth