THE boss of a high-tech window cleaning company took such a shine to Ford’s Transit Custom, he bought a new model and drove it away on the same day.
Andrew Wilkinson, owner of H2O Cleaning Contractors in Lincoln, became the first customer to take delivery of a an award-winning Transit Custom when he collected the van from his local Evans Halshaw Ford dealership.
He said: “I am very impressed with how the Ford Transit Custom has been engineered and the large payload it can carry, meeting our need to carry a half-tonne water tank in the back. It drives more like a car than a van and the fuel economy I’m getting is excellent.”
The new Ford Transit Custom has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and class-leading load-carrying ability. It’s powered by a 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine available with Auto-Start-Stop, which Ford says provides class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions from 178g/km.
The Transit Custom is the first of several Ford commercial vehicle models to be introduced to form a new range by 2014. It’s equipped with a number of new loadspace features including a load-through hatch in the bulkhead for extra-long items, and an integrated roof rack that can be folded away when not in use.
The driver also benefits from new Ford technologies such as Lane Keeping Aid and Ford SYNC.
Prices for the new Transit Custom van range start from £17,495.
Ford Britain Transit marketing manager David Petts told Business Vans: “The new Transit Custom offers a complete package to a wide range of business van customers and we are delighted to add H2O Cleaning to them. Its fresh looks, innovative design features and attention to detail, combined with its car-like interior and driving dynamics make it an attractive purchase.”
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