UK’s own Ford Transit factory produced two million Ford Transit vans over the span of 40 years. BBC produced a short Transit history but, with so many used Transit vans still available, there are many reasons to buy the van so many love without the new price tag.
Ford Transit van is a tremendously popular commercial vehicle built Ford-tough in UK/Europe, China, and Turkey. The Transit was recently redesigned for greater aerodynamics and higher fuel efficiency across all markets.
Ford Transit Supervan
Because Ford Transit is recognized as a highly maneuverable vehicle, some custom outfitted vans have been raced for speed. When traveling ordinary roads at usual speedometer limits, good condition Ford Transit vans are always in huge demand by drivers looking for a durable, rugged commercial van.
We ask, why purchase new when a high quality used commercial van saves money?
For those with any doubts about its masculine appeal, the hands-on Ford Transit is definitely not for soccer moms! The Ford Transit is an iconic symbol of fast-paced action: it has appeared multiple times in film and TV shows like “Top Challenge.”
Ford Transit Economics
The Ford Transmit is a favorite medium commercial van and in past years held an approximate 30 percent medium commercial vehicle market share in the UK. In comparison, the closest competitor routinely sells less than 10 percent of market.
The one tonne medium and long-wheelbase market has grown in the past three years. Reviewers and owners’ consensus is that Ford Transit has the best package of price and functionality in this class. The Ford Transit offers high payload, medium, and long wheelbase models for up to 3,000kg GVM.
Ford Transit Power Train
It’s easy to see why Ford Transit still heats up the road and track! The front-wheel drive features the dual overhead-cab approximate 2-liter four-cylinder engine and generates 136 hp at 6,3000 rpm.
Ford Transit: Big and Tough
At 4.58978 meters long, 1.79578 meters wide, and 2.01422 meters high, the Ford Transit’s 2.91084 meter wheelbase has 20.066 cm of ground clearance. The Transit’s curb weight is 1524.07 kilos with a gross weight of 2270.23 kilos. The front tread width is 1.50622 meters with a 1.55194 meters rear tread width.
Why Ford Transit
Ford Transit continues to have a loyal following of owners and previous owners. Ford Transit clubs help some owners buy a new or used van from others. Older Transit owners trade or source parts as needed to keep their Ford Transit vans on the road. For these owners, the Ford Transit as as central to their lifestyle as the Union Jack!