More than half of commercial van customers in the United States in the first six months of 2015 bought a Ford van – Transit, Transit Connect or E-Series, according to Ford analysis of IHS Automotive data.
Transit sales success has led Ford to capture 56 percent of the U.S. commercial van market as of June 2015 – up from 48 percent in June 2014, according to IHS new commercial vehicle registration data. With the introduction of a dual sliding door option on the 2016 Transit van, the Transit offers 58 vehicle configurations that can be used for commercial applications, including emergency response vehicles, food trucks and mobile dog grooming studios.
Ford vans drove 80 percent of growth in the segment in the first half of the year, according to Ford analysis of IHS data. Ford commercial van sales increased 28 percent January through June, while the segment overall grew 11 percent.
“Transit customers appreciate the van’s flexibility because it can enable them to right-size their vehicle to the needs of their vocation.” says Yaro Hetman, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. “There are 12 ship-through upfitters located within 30 miles of Kansas City Assembly Plant, making it easy and fast for customers to design their Transit vans to serve their business requirements.”