Ford Prepares Transit For 10 Years’ Labour


Ford has ensured that the all-new Transit will survive 10 years of the toughest treatment by using an especially punishing accelerated ageing process as part of its development. Durability tests included the equivalent of driving 11 million kilometres – or 275 round-the-world trips – at state-of-the-art proving grounds and in extreme conditions across the globe […]

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Ford wins Arctic Test

Ford Transit Arctic Test

Ford has achieved a double victory in the Arctic Van Test – one of the most gruelling tests of vehicle performance. The all-new Ford Transit and the all-new Ford Transit Connect finished first in their respective classes after competing in the five-day ordeal that subjects vehicles and drivers to extreme challenges in ice, cold and […]

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Big is Beautiful? The New Transit – First Drive

Expect to see plenty in this colour

If people only bought large vans on appearance alone, I would be a little nervous if I were the Ford Sales Director ahead of the European launch of the ‘big’ or ‘2-tonne’ Transit. The new Transit may have many good qualities, but it certainly bumped its head when it fell all the way out of […]

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Ford Transit Customs Success

The new Ford Transit Custom has passed a major milestone, reaching 10,000 sales in the UK in the first 12 months of launch. More than 5,500 Transit Custom vans have been sold to UK fleets, with Kelly Fleet Services placing the biggest order yet of 232 vans. Transit Custom is also proving a popular choice […]

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Last Transit Made at Southampton – End of an Era

Last Transits Roll off the Line

ommercial vehicle production at Ford’s Southampton plant ended officially on July 26.  The company maintains that all of the 531 employees affected have either chosen redeployment within Ford, voluntary separation or early retirement.  There are some new and expanded Ford operations created in Southampton that are providing positions for 134 of these employees. Ford is […]

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A host of Transits for British Gas

The Ford Transit was chosen by British Gas when asked which van best suited the needs of their central heating installation engineers. This compatibility was one of the key factors that resulted in an order for 520 Ford Transit models from British Gas. British Gas chose the Ford Transit primarily for its economy and low […]

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Transit Custom Gets Sport Makeover

New Ford Transit Custom Sport - Launching Early 2013

First seen at this year’s IAA show in Hannover, the Transit Custom Sport will hit the UK’s roads early in 2013. The new model follows in the successful line of Sport Vans that have developed a following among Transit drivers since first being introduced in 2007. David Petts, Ford Britain CV marketing manager, said: “The […]

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In an excellent example of a viral campaign, one of Ford’s Scottish dealers has invited over three thousand prospective customers to ‘fall in love with a brand new supermodel,’ the Transit Custom. Evans Halshaw in Coatbridge are sending out ‘love letters’ to their customers. These letters from the Transit Custom offer the chance for people […]

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Southampton Transit Plant to Close

Better times – celebrating 5 million Transits in 40 years

After building the company up last month with a raft of new models announced, including the new Transit, the New Connect and Courier – introducing no fewer than 15 global vehicles in Europe within five years, Ford has now revealed the cost-cutting measures it needs to achieve this.  Unfortunately this invloves closing the Transit assembly […]

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Disappointing 2012 Model Big Transit on Show | IAA Hannover 2012


After the success of the Transit Custom at this year’s CV Show, the appearance of its new big brother at Hannover was disappointing. The van is aimed as a global product, but it may prove that Ford is trying to appeal to one market too many. Destined as an eventual replacement for the north American […]

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