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Ford’s Transit Custom reaches 10,000 sales in the UK

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73587-a-forFORD’S all-new Transit Custom has reached 10,000 sales in the UK in the first 12 months of its launch.

More than 5,500 Transit Custom vans have been sold to a number of fleets in the UK, with Kelly Fleet Services placing the biggest order yet with 232 vans.

According to Ford, the Transit Custom has also become a popular choice for “artisan businesses” across the country, accounting for nearly 50 per cent of total sales.

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The new Transit Custom was designed and engineered at the Ford Dunton Technical Centre in Essex and is powered by a 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine built at the Ford Dagenham Engine plant.

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain sales director, said: ‘I couldn’t be happier that we’ve reached our target to sell 10,000 Transit Customs a whole month earlier than planned.

‘Ford is in a strong position, offering customers more choice by selling previous generation Transit alongside new Transit Custom, helping to maintain our firm grip on the UK’s medium van segment.’

He added: ‘As Ford continues its product onslaught, it is also investing to meet the precise needs of its business customers by introducing 100 specialist Transit Centres across the UK.’


 

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