M-segment

M-segment is the European segments for passenger cars described as "multi purpose vehicles".[1][2][3] It covers multi-purpose vehicles, minivans and cargo vans.[4] The minivans (also called MPVs or passenger vans) often have removable rear seating to provide flexibility for transporting passengers or cargo, while the cargo vans (also called light commercial vehicles) are primarily designed for transporting cargo and therefore do not have rear seats.

Mini-MPV: Opel/Vauxhall Meriva (2017)
Large-MPV: Volkswagen Sharan (2018)
Full-size cargo van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2019)

In the recent past, the M-segment was increasing in volume year over year in Europe; in 2015, it is consolidated as the fourth most popular segment (11.5% of the overall market after C-segment, J-segment and B-segment).[5]

Multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs)Edit

Small MPVsEdit

As of 2018, the five highest selling small MPVs in Europe were the Fiat 500L, Ford B-Max, Hyundai ix20, Opel/Vauxhall Meriva and Kia Venga.

European sales figures for small MPVs[6]
2018
rank
Manufacturer Model 2013 sales 2014 sales 2015 sales 2016 sales 2017 sales 2018 sales % change
(2017–2018)
1 Fiat 500L 74,536 94,114 85,357 82,150 63,100 50,224   –20%
2 Honda Jazz 34,898 37,894   +9%
3 Hyundai ix20 39,670 37,290 35,431 33,624 31,708 22,594   –29%
4 Kia Venga 30,203 25,293 28,547 26,121 23,803 17,328   –27%
5 Ford B-Max 68,557 53,889 46,147 40,474 43,339 3.545   +92%
6 Opel/Vauxhall Meriva 57,381 57,033 53,250 48,813 26,680   –45.3%
7 Citroën C3 Picasso 59,799 49,067 39,430 36,754 21,617   –41.2%
8 Nissan Note 33,087 65,579 46,267 35,884 12,546   –65.0%
9 Opel/Vauxhall Ampera-e 1,918   New model
10 Toyota Verso-S 8,672 6,202 4,992 532 35   –93.4%
Total 304,451 224,749   –26.2%

Mid Sized MPVsEdit

As of 2017, the five highest selling mid-sized MPVs in Europe were the Volkswagen Touran, Renault Scénic, Citroën C4 Picasso, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan.

European sales figures for mid-sized MPVs[7]
2017
rank
Manufacturer Model 2013 sales 2014 sales 2015 sales 2016 sales 2017 sales % change
(2016–2017)
1 Volkswagen Touran 91,725 89,394 73,767 111,292 108,553   –2.5%
2 Renault Scénic / Grand Scénic 109,985 110,023 108,583 79,288 106,415   +34.2%
3 Citroën C4 Picasso / Grand C4 Picasso 85,666 117,102 110,969 106,267 99,254   –6.6%
4 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer / 2 Series Gran Tourer 12,172 85,734 100,502 85,255   –12.2%
5 Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 59,356 103,905 87,948 80,127   –8.9%
6 Ford C-Max / Grand C-Max 98,219 89,782 85,035 81,744 68,019   –16.8%
7 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 100,533 83,597 79,721 73,768 64,683   –12.3%
8 Opel/Vauxhall Zafira 85,206 82,159 55,933 52,893 47,895   –9.4%
9 Dacia Lodgy 33,244 21,063 22,880 26,227 29,819   +13.7%
10 Toyota Verso 34,355 32,875 31,872 31,323 25,249   –19.4%
11 Kia Carens 14,330 22,307 21,967 20,381 19,192   –5.8%
12 Toyota Prius+ 10,416 5,767 7,120 6,718 7,379   +9.8%
13 Peugeot 5008 I 41,888 34,588 31,444 28,034 4,171   –85.1%
14 SEAT Altea 22,070 18,254 14,947 127 3   –97.6%
15 Mazda Mazda5 8,390 6,626 5,258 134 1   –99.3%
Total 806,646 746,015   –7.5%

Large MPVsEdit

As of 2017, the five highest selling large MPVs in Europe were the Ford S-Max, SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Renault Espace and Ford Galaxy.

European sales figures for large MPVs[8]
2017
rank
Manufacturer Model 2013 sales 2014 sales 2015 sales 2016 sales 2017 sales % change
(2016–2017)
1 Ford S-Max 30,380 32,665 17,879 40,826 35,275   –13.6%
2 SEAT Alhambra 19,385 22,887 27,164 31,695 31,646   –0.2%
3 Volkswagen Sharan 31,509 33,961 36,443 32,429 28,800   –11.2%
4 Renault Espace 8,267 6,974 21,149 26,960 18,350   –31.9%
5 Ford Galaxy 18,378 19,433 10,474 20,472 15,309   –25.2%
6 SsangYong Rodius 1,800 1,845   +2.5%
7 Chrysler/Lancia Town & Country / Voyager 3,425 3,567 1,955 94 11   –88.3%
Total 154,288 131,236   –14.9%

Passenger vansEdit

Small Passenger VansEdit

As of 2017, the five highest selling small passenger vans in Europe were the Volkswagen Caddy Life, Citroën Berlingo Multispace, Dacia Dokker, Peugeot Partner Tepee / Ranch and Renault Kangoo.

European sales figures for small passenger vans[9]
2017
rank
Manufacturer Model 2013 sales 2014 sales 2015 sales 2016 sales 2017 sales % change
(2016–2017)
1 Volkswagen Caddy Life 49,107 47,390 45,733 54,111 56,785   +4.9%
2 Citroën Berlingo Multispace 37,957 35,378 35,632 39,462 37,556   -4.8%
3 Dacia Dokker 19,867 20,264 24,366 27,395 36,352   +32.7%
4 Peugeot Partner Tepee / Ranch 26,201 23,906 24,106 27,116 26,622   -1.8%
5 Renault Kangoo 22,100 22,971 21,525 20,646 23,165   +12.2%
6 Ford Transit Tourneo Courier 4,275 14,300 12,000 16,100   +34.2%
7 Ford Transit Tourneo Connect 231 9,490 14,500 13,300 15,900   +19.5%
8 Fiat Qubo 13,077 10,167 9,953 11,140 11,910   +6.9%
9 Nissan NV200 Evalia 5,370 5,434 6,288 7,122 6,945   -2.5%
10 Mercedes-Benz Citan Combi 2,252 4,349 4,345 4,804 5,543   +15.4%
11 Citroën Nemo Multispace 3,108 2,519 1,758 938 964   +2.8%
Total 231,833 245,580   +5.9%

Large passenger vansEdit

As of 2017, the five highest selling large passenger vans in Europe were the Volkswagen Transporter, Fiat Ducato, Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Mercedes-Benz Viano and Renault Trafic.

European sales figures for large passenger vans[9]
2017
rank
Manufacturer Model 2013 sales 2014 sales 2015 sales 2016 sales 2017 sales % change
(2016–2017)
1 Volkswagen Transporter / Multivan 45,692 50,030 53,623 65,885 67,451   +2.4%
2 Fiat Ducato 20,824 24,203 25,962 29,624 34,235   +15.5%
3 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 10,124 22,389 28,940 31,390   +8.5%
4 Mercedes-Benz Vito / Viano 21,613 15,857 11,420 15,934 21,801   +36.8%
5 Renault Trafic 9,979 8,384 12,509 16,004 17,650   +10.3%
6 Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Tour 7,748 7,141 11,428 12,376 15,587   +25.9%
7 Ford Transit Tourneo Custom 4,800 7,100 9,700 6,600 13,500   +104.5%
8 Peugeot Traveller 1,859 9,297   +400.1%
9 Citroën SpaceTourer 1,554 8,837   +468.7%
10 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Combi 5,276 6,211 6,193 7,317 7,604   +3.9%
11 Ford Transit Tourneo 11,490 5,192 6,728 5,993 7,230   +20.6%
12 Toyota ProAce Verso 461 5,872   +1,173.8%
13 Fiat Talento 1,048 5,194   +395.6%
14 Hyundai H-1 Travel / H300 / i800 1,168 917 903 2,389 2,642   +10.6%
15 Nissan NV300 1,614   New model
16 Peugeot Expert Tepee 4,062 4,401 4,474 1,722 713   –58.6%
Total 199,569 250,617   +25.6%

Light commercial vehicles (LCVs)Edit

As of 2014, the five highest selling light commercial vehicles in Europe were the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Volkswagen Crafter, Citroën Jumper and Fiat Ducato.

European sales figures for cargo vans[10]
2014
rank
Manufacturer Model 2013 sales 2014 sales % change
(2013–2014)
1 Ford Transit 134,268 168,802   +25.7%
2 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 78,742 90,586   +15.0%
3 Volkswagen Crafter 70,134 81,324   +16.0%
4 Citroën Jumper 66,628 76,634   +15.0%
5 Fiat Ducato 58,945 71,336   +21.0%
6 Renault Kangoo 63,429 69,683   +9.9%
7 Peugeot Boxer 58,818 65,507   +11.4%
8 Renault Master 57,040 62,006   +8.7%
9 Volkswagen Caddy 61,834 61,339   –0.8%
10 Renault Trafic 43,754 50,846   +16.2%
Total 1,370,998 1,552,706   +13.3%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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