IF you want a compact urban delivery van and don’t want to see your money to disappear while you’re on your delivery rounds, then the driving seat of the new Ford Transit Courier is where you want to be.
That’s the view of David Hill and he’s a man who should know.
David is vehicle valuation manager for LCVs at CDL, a vehicle information services company providing residual value information.
I met David at the launch of the new baby Transit in Frankfurt, Germany, where the van was being launched.
“It’s class leading on RVs at three years/60,000 miles in its sector,” confirmed David. “It’s a real winner in its category and should shake up the whole of the Nemo type van market. It might even take buyers away from the SWB Transit Connect.”
David’s view on the Transit Courier’s RV position was supported by Ford’s LCV product manager, Mark Easton, who explained: “We have class leading fuel economy, the strongest segment RVs and all backed up by a three year/100,000 mile warranty.”
This wasn’t the first time, though, that David had driven the Courier. “I drove it 18 months ago along with other residual value setters,” David told me, “so it’s nice to drive the finished article. It’s very good. Worth the wait!”