What Van? Inducts Ford Transit into Hall of Fame

There is a reason why the Ford Transit van is celebrating its 50th birthday – it is one of the most popular models you can buy today.

Ford van dealerships in Taunton and across the rest of Britain have this year been celebrating the model’s 50th birthday as it was first made in August 1965.

Now over eight million Transit and Transit Custom models have been sold, with over 2.5 million of these vans being sold in the UK.

The popularity of the van and the huge success has now seen the Ford Transit inducted into the What Van? Hall of Fame.

In an article on Fleet Point, What Van? editor Paul Barker, said, “The Transit is the most iconic of vehicles in the UK, and its dominance looks as controlled now as at any point in the last 50 years.

“It’s impossible to not encounter the influence of the Transit van on a daily basis in all walks of life, and this legendary figurehead of British industry, business and society looks set to rule for a long time yet.”

The accolades continue for the Transit

The Ford Transit Courier has also been a winner this year after What Van? revealed that it had won the Small Van of the Year trophy for the second year in a row.

Paul Barker, added, “Our 2015 Van of the Year is, a year on, still the most impressive vehicle in its segment by a distance, and very easy to recommend for businesses that don’t need to be hauling large or heavy loads.”

The Transit Courier has received acclaim for its fuel-efficient engines and for its new standards in comfort. It is available in Ford van and car dealerships in Poole and the rest of the UK.

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