THE new Ford Transit Custom has been getting rave reviews since it was launched last year – including the title International Van of the Year 2013.
And it’s an accolade that’s well deserved in our book as this is a belter of a van.
Now it seems the van buying public has taken the new van into its collective heart, as Ford has just reported that 10,000 have flown off the shelves in the UK alone since launch.
Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain sales director, said: “I couldn’t be happier that we’ve reached our target to sell 10,000 Ford Transit Customs a month earlier than planned.
“Ford is in a strong position, offering customers more choice by selling the previous generation Transit alongside the new Transit Custom, helping to maintain our firm grip on the UK’s medium van segment.”
The new Ford Transit Custom was designed and engineered at the Ford Dunton Technical Centre, Essex – the global centre of excellence for the company’s commercial vehicles and powertrain development. It is powered by a 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine built at the Ford Dagenham Engine plant.
The van offers class-leading load-carrying ability, including many innovative loadspace features such as the load-through hatch in the bulkhead for extra-long items.
Drivers also benefit from the latest Ford technologies like Lane Keeping Alert and Ford SYNC and it remains the only vehicle in its segment to achieve the maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP.