Ford's Commercial Vehicles Rack Up The Awards In 2007
Ford won three prestigious manufacturer awards
Ford Transit won nine awards
Ford Transit Connect won four awards
Ford Ranger voted Best Double Cab of the Year
BRENTWOOD, Essex, 13 December, 2007 –Ford's latest commercial vehicle line-up is celebrating more than just Christmas. In 2007 Ford, Transit, Transit Connect and Ranger together picked up 17 awards from specialist media and key motor industry organisations.
Steve Kimber, commercial vehicles director, Ford of Britain, said: "Our CV line-up has gone from strength to strength since new Transit was launched last year. Demand for Transit has led to extra production at the Southampton assembly plant. Transit outsells its top three competitors put together and we are on course to end the year with an increase in sales for Connect and Ranger too.
"Receiving accolades for these products means a great deal to us as a company because we are being judged by buyers and key industry influencers. We are extremely proud of the awards we have received in 2007."
Van Fleet World Van Manufacturer of the Year
Fleet News Most Reliable (van) Manufacturer Overall
The year started on a high with Transit officially being the International Van of the Year 2007.Things got better as the year went on and Transit gained recognition from:
What Van? Best Security Panel Van
Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) Fleet Panel Van of the Year (13th successive year)
Van Fleet World Best New Van
Fleet News Ford Transit, second place (to Transit Connect) for Most Reliable Model
Professional Van and Light Truck Best Medium Panel Van
Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM) Base Vehicle of the Year
Little brother did not get left out and picked up:
What Van? Best Security Light Van
Best Light Van
Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) Fleet Light Van of the Year (fifth time)
Fleet News Most Reliable Model
4x4 & MPV Driver Double Cab of the Year
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