June 25, 2019
Ford vans continue to lead the way at the top of the UK new van market, Vansdirect takes a look at one of the potential factors behind their dominance, adaptability, with new vans for whole hosts of requirements in the Ford Transit van range!
The Ford van range is headed by none other than the iconic Ford Transit van, which has been a staple of the UK new van market for more than fifty years. However the Ford Transit van of today is far different from those of yesteryear and is far more than just a load carrying workhorse (despite still excelling in this area). Now the Transit van range has diversified and covers the entire new van market, if that’s not enough, Ford vans also offer the Ford Fiesta van and Ford Ranger pick-up. Vansdirect takes a closer look at the Ford Transit van range below!
The smallest van in the Transit van range, the Ford Transit Courier is actually one of three small vans which Ford vans have on the market alongside the Ford Fiesta van and Ford Transit Connect, however they all cover slightly different areas of the small van market.
Despite being compact, the Ford Transit Courier offers 2.3 cubic metres of load volume which is impressive for a van of its size, with space for a Europallet and payload of 600kg, all whilst offering an incredibly comfortable and refined driving experience. The Ford Transit Courier is an incredibly agile van perfect for local delivery jobs, nipping through side streets or navigating around busy streets with ease.
Operating in busy urban streets is the norm for the Ford Transit Courier van, which is easily accessible through a side door which opens to reveal a 453mm aperture and twin asymmetric rear doors which open up to 158 degrees. There’s also no shortage of features regardless of which of the three generously equipped trim levels you opt for (Base, Trend or Sport), with all models featuring: 15-inch steel wheels, DAB radio with Bluetooth, device dock and 4-way adjustable driver’s seat.
Ford Transit Courier vans for sale from £140pm
At the larger end of the small van market is the Ford Transit Connect which is available in two lengths with up to 3.6 cubic metres of load volume on the largest LWB Connect vans and payload up to 834kg. The Ford Transit Connect has been described by Ford vans as your office on the move, with a host of connectivity features including Ford SYNC 3 to help you control all of your calls and text messages on the move and excellent levels of carrying capacity, with space for up to four 8×4 sheets in LWB vans.
The Ford Transit Connect is every inch a hard working Transit van and is built for the toughest of tasks. A full-height, full-width glazed or unglazed steel bulkhead separates the cabin from the load area of the van. The load-through bulkhead allows you to carry items over 3 metres in length on both SWB and LWB vans. Accessibility to the load area is made easy with a sliding kerb side load door and twin asymmetric rear doors which open to 158 degrees.
There’s a choice of highly efficient petrol and diesel engines available depending on your requirements and four generously equipped trim levels (Base, Trend, Limited and Sport) all of which come as standard with: DAB radio, USB, Bluetooth, hill start assist, 16-inch wheels, ABS/EBD/ESC and steering wheel radio controls.
Ford Transit Connect vans for sale from £165pm
The UK’s most popular new van needs little introduction, the Ford Transit Custom has topped the UK new van sales charts since its inception in 2012 and is renowned for its fantastic levels of toughness, reliability and functionality. The Ford Transit Custom is a fantastic all-round performer and offers a driving experience and levels of comfort and refinement unrivalled in the medium van market, whilst also being the only van in the segment to have achieved a maximum five star Euro NCAP safety rating.
The Ford Transit Custom also leads the way for load space in the medium vans market with the shortest of the two van lengths available able to carry three Europallets and an 8×4 sheet with ease, there’s also numerous handy stowage solutions in the cabin of the van with space for bottles, paperwork and phones.
The Ford Transit Custom is built for convenience, with low load heights and wide opening rear doors with 180 degree hinges and an abundance of standard features regardless of which Ford Transit Custom van you opt for.
Ford Transit Custom vans for sale from £185pm
The big daddy Transit van, the large van which all others aspire to be, the full size Ford Transit van! The iconic Ford Transit van is built to carry the heaviest and largest of loads and is available in three load lengths and two roof heights with a choice of FWD, RWD and AWD powertrains. This extends beyond the load space, with the large van also being able to tow up to 3.5-tonnes attached to a braked trailer.
Behind the bulkhead of the Ford Transit van you will find up to 15.1 cubic metres of load volume, depending on choice of model. Access to this load area is made easy with a wide opening sliding side door, full-height rear doors and a built-in rear bumper step. Ford vans also make it easy to protect your Transit van with a tough, easy to clean load floor on selected models. Securing your load is easy with tie-down points located just above the floor on the side wall of the load area.
Despite earning a glowing reputation for carrying large and heavy loads, the Ford Transit does this in style and sets the benchmark for comfort and refinement in the large van market, as well as offering no shortage of practical features to keep you working on the move, like the fold-down table integrated into the dual passenger seat.
Ford Transit vans for sale from £225pm
Looking for a new Ford van? Your search is over! Vansdirect has the entire Ford vans range available with cheap van finance options including van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase. Simply fill in a contact form or call us on 0800 169 69 95 to get the ball rolling today!