The iconic Ford Transit remained the benchmark for commercial vehicle sales in 2013, as Ford approaches almost 50 years of market domination in the UK.
The iconic Transit, which has been on the UK's roads since its launch in 1965, shifted almost 60,000 units across its range– representing a year-on-year increase of more than ten percent.
The Transit Custom alone sold around 11,000 units in its debut year, with the ability to configure and customise the vehicle to suit the driver's needs proving an instant hit.
It comes equipped with Ford SYNC, Auto Start-Stop and Smart Regenerative Charging, making it more capable, more efficient and more dependable than ever before.
Andy Barratt, Ford Sales Director, said: “Ford's commercial vehicle range is the best ever, offering class-leading vehicles in all key segments, with further exciting models to come.
“The after-sales experience provided by the UK's largest dealer network together with the huge investment into Ford's UK commercial vehicle range has helped to deliver the best commercial vehicle sales figures in four years."
Ford's improved Fiesta Van and five-star EURO NCAP rated Ranger also enjoyed strong sales, shifting almost 4,000 and 4,500 units respectively.
The Blue Oval's commercial range ended 2013 by scooping four of the six What Car? Van of the Year awards, with the Transit Custom retaining its title as overall Van of the Year.
The Ford Fiesta Van came out top in the Small Van of the Year category, improving on its second place finishing in 2012 and 2013, whilst the Ranger, which was recently selected as the commercial of choice by the Ministry of Defence, picked up the title for Pick-Up of the Year.
TC Harrison stocks a range of new and used Ford commercial vehicles, including the Fiesta Van, Ranger,Torneo Custom, and Ford Transit Connect and Transit Custom.