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Top awards for Ford and Volkswagenat the Auto Express Awards

Ford and Volkswagen have scooped important awards in the commercial vehicle categories at the 2014 Auto Express Awards.

The Ford Transit was named ‘Van of the Year’ for the second consecutive year, while Volkawagen’s able pick-up truck, the Amarok, completed its hat-trick by scooping ‘Best Pick-Up’.

The Transit’s win makes it two out of two for Ford’s commercial vehicle top seller, as the smaller Ford Transit Custom last year won the first award.

The Ford Transit combines best-in-class cost of ownership with unbeatable load-carrying capability for commercial customers. It marks the completion of an unprecedented 24-month renewal of Ford’s entire European CV range. Available with various wheelbases, cab-styles and roof-heights, Ford Transit sells alongside the smaller Transit Custom, Transit Connect and Transit Courier vans.

Ford was also commended for the Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi XLT in the Pick-up class.

Volkswagen’s Amarok picked up ‘Best Pick-Up’ for the third consecutive year, and was praised for its rugged styling, carrying capacity, efficient engines and high-quality interior the Amarok remains the vehicle of choice in the pick-up sector.