Only weeks after the first vehicles were delivered to customers, Ford Transit has been named Van of the Year
The accolade by well respected magazine, Auto Express, for the second year in a row, is one of two awards for Ford. Judges also placed the Ford Fiesta number one in the Best Supermini category – an award the UK’s best selling new car has won five times in the past six years.
The Transit’s win makes it two out of two for Ford’s commercial vehicle top seller, as the title was first awarded by Auto Express to the smaller Ford Transit Custom last year.
Ford vehicles also received two Commended mentions, for the Ford Fiesta ST in the Hot Hatch category and the Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi XLT in the Pick-up class.
The new Transit marks the completion of a 24-month renewal of Ford’s entire European CV range. Available with various wheelbases, cab styles and roof heights, Ford Transit sells alongside the smaller Transit Custom, Transit Connect and Transit Courier vans.
More than 70,000 new vans have been bought already this year; reportedly, almost double the number of its nearest rival. The Fiesta is the UK’s best selling car of 2014, with the Ford Focus second.