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All-new Ford Transit to offer best-in-class cost of ownership and load carrying capability

Ford says that their all-new Transit commercial vehicle will provide businesses with best-in-class cost-of-ownership and load carrying capability when it arrives in early 2014.

The all-new Ford Transit two-tonne model offers customers significantly reduced maintenance and repair costs, exceptional durability, increased cargo volumes, and smart loadspace features, as well as best-in-class fuel efficiency with the extended choice of Transit ECOnetic models. Ford is claiming that it delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency across an extended range of models, offers CO2 emissions from 169g/km and 44mpg.

The new model is part of an unprecedented 24-month renewal of Ford’s entire commercial vehicle range for Europe, and comes to market alongside multi-award winning Ford Transit Custom (one-tonne model) and Ford Transit Connect, with the Ford Transit Courier also to be launched next year.

“Ford’s flagship Transit model is once again setting the standard in its class by cutting running costs, shifting bigger loads and pioneering valuable new technologies,” said Paul Randle, vehicle line director, Global Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “All this together with a vast choice of model options and of course legendary Transit toughness.”

The all-new Ford Transit is based on a state-of-the-art global platform and replaces the heavier Transit derivatives in Ford’s commercial vehicle line-up, joining the successful new Ford Transit Custom in the European range. Ford earlier this year celebrated the production of the seven millionth Transit van since it launched the iconic brand in 1965.

Ford says that their new Transit combines best-in-class cost of ownership with unbeatable load carrying capability for European customers. It also claims to offer best is class-leading for non-scheduled maintenance times, significantly reduces regular maintenance and repair costs

Van load volume increases by up to 11 per cent over outgoing model; class-leading side door width and rear step height among smart features which improve load-carrying ability

Extensive durability testing covers the equivalent of nearly seven million miles or 275 round-the-world trips; includes more than 310,000 miles with hard-working real-world customers

Finally, the all-new Transit will be available here from spring 2014. More on this after I drive it in February.