Ford’s market-leading vans have won five trophies at the 2015 VansA27 Awards. Among the trophies were the Small Panel Van of the Year and the much coveted Editors Choice, while the Ford Transit also won the honorary lifetime Achievement Award.
Ford’s commercial vehicle range has been gaining a huge amount of recognition in the last few years, with their Transit Custom picking up the Small Panel Van of the Year award at the 2015 VansA27 Awards for the third year in a row, with the editorial team singling out its low running costs and enjoyable ride. The standard Transit took home the Large Panel Van of the Year award, while the Fiesta van beat the stiff competition in Best Small Van category,
The real icing on the cake was the lifetime Achievement Award, which was handed to the Ford Transit after the van entered its fiftieth year. It was the crowning glory on an astonishing night for Ford which highlighted their commitment to the commercial vehicle sector. VansA27 Editor, Neil McIntee, said that it is “astonishing to think that it has been 50 years since the Ford Transit rolled off the production line. Where Transit leads, others follow.”
Transit Product Manager for Ford of Britain, David Petts, couldn’t have been more pleased with the awards, and said: “Ford has invested heavily into its new commercial vehicle range and we are thrilled that it continues to be regarded with such esteem within the industry, particularly in Transit’s 50th year. Year to date, both the Transit and Transit Custom are leading their respective segments with the latter boasting 37 per cent market share in the UK. Fiesta van also leads its segment with a whopping 74 per cent market share and over 1,000 units have already been sold year to date. We are looking forward to another year of CV leadership in the UK”.
Other awards handed out to Ford on the night included the Best Light Van for the Transit Connect, the Best Pick-up for the Transit Ranger, and the Best Minibus for the Transit Minibus. Most of the brand’s vans were designed and developed in the UK at their plant in Essex, a technical centre that is well known for its superior power train development.
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