Transit is Top in Used Van Awards

The Ford Transit is top of the 3.5-tonne van category at the 2013 Commercial Motor Used Truck of the Year Awards.

The Ford Transit – UK commercial vehicle market leader for 47 consecutive years – was chosen by Commercial Motor magazine readers as the best large van, praising the vehicle’s practicality, low costs of ownership and the strength of the service and repair network across the country.

Will Shiers, editor of Commercial Motor, said: "Commercial Motor's readers voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Ford Transit as their favourite used 3.5-tonne van. The Transit has been the nation's favourite for the better part of half a century now, not only when new, but also on the used market, too. The van has defined the sector. Used buyers know exactly what they're getting with a Transit, a van they can trust."

Elwyn Pritchard, commercial vehicles director for Foray Motor Group, said there was always great demand for used Transit vans on the Group’s forecourts across the south west.

“A used Ford Transit is always a sure seller – and we always have a great supply or can source the exact used van that buyers want,” he added.

“With its reputation for providing the very best in practicality, fuel-efficiency, design and driving dynamics it’s hardly surprising that so many businesses rely on their Ford Transits. Winning this award is another demonstration of the hard work Ford designers, engineers and sales teams dedicate to ensure the best vehicles and aftersales in the market.”

There are currently around 700,000 new and used Ford Transit vans in operation on UK roads - more than 9,000 are the recently launched Ford Transit Custom.