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Ford in the Press – Week ending 21.03.14

Mar-25-2014 2:00 AM ET

​The Ford Transit family and new Ford Focus all feature prominently in the press this week.

All-New Ford Transit and Transit Connect Take Double Win in Gruelling Arctic Van Test

Mar-07-2014 2:40 AM ET

​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company has achieved a landmark double victory in one of the most gruelling tests of vehicle performance on the planet – the Arctic Van Test.

Ford Motor Company Announces the Launch of the Ford Transit in Malaysia

Mar-06-2014 11:40 PM ET

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Ford Motor Company and Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) this week announced that the locally-assembled Ford Transit commercial van will be available in Ford showrooms throughout Malaysia early next month.

Ford Transit Custom Ambulances to the Rescue for Bavarian Red Cross

Jan-23-2014 6:00 AM ET

​COLOGNE, Germany - The Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) has taken delivery of the first four of 300 brand new Ford Transit Custom ambulances.

All-new Ford Transit Delivers Unrivalled Cost of Ownership and Load Carrying Capability; Flagship Model Available to Order Now

Dec-18-2013 4:00 AM ET

​COLOGNE, Germany - Ford’s all-new Transit commercial vehicle will provide businesses with best-in-class cost-of-ownership and load carrying capability when it hits European roads early in 2014.

Ford to Drive Growth in 2014

Dec-12-2013 1:30 PM ET

​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company next year will launch 23 new vehicles to customers around the world, open three more manufacturing facilities and add more than 5,000 new jobs in the United States to meet growing demand for its products.

L'argus Magazine Crowns Ford Transit Connect Van of the Year 2014

Dec-11-2013 2:50 AM ET

PARIS, France – Ford Transit Connect has been crowned Van of the Year 2014 by French Magazine L’argus.

Ford Transit Voted UK’s Favourite Large Used Van

Nov-19-2013 3:50 AM ET

​BRENTWOOD, England - The Ford Transit claimed victory in the 3.5-tonne van category at the 2013 Commercial Motor Used Truck of the Year Awards.

Vandemonium in Vegas! Ford Prepares to Unleash 10 Custom Transit Connect Vehicles at SEMA 2013

Oct-28-2013 9:10 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Ford’s all-new Transit Connect Wagon and Transit Connect cargo van will roar into the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual show with 10 custom-modified versions at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8.

New High-Roof Ford Transit Custom Now Available to Order

Sep-25-2013 4:00 AM ET

COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has announced a new high-roof version of the Transit Custom one-tonne commercial vehicle offering 20 per cent more load volume than the low-roof model is now available to order in Europe for delivery later this year.

Ford Thanks Southampton City with Transit Minibus Donation

Sep-02-2013 1:00 AM ET

​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford has donated one of the last Transit mini-buses built at its Southampton Assembly Plant to Southampton City Council, in recognition of its long-standing relationship with the city and its community.

Ford Celebrates Production of 7 Millionth Transit Van

Jun-20-2013 5:25 AM ET

NANCHANG, China — Ford Motor Company today announced production of the seven millionth Transit, the popular commercial van launched in 1965 in Europe and now being extended to 118 markets across six continents.

Ford Celebrates Production of 7 Millionth Transit Van

Jun-20-2013 4:00 AM ET

COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company today announced production of the seven millionth Transit, the popular commercial van launched in 1965 in Europe and now being extended to 118 markets across six continents.

Transit Wins Major British Gas Order

May-16-2013 1:00 AM ET

​BRENTWOOD, England – British Gas has ordered 520 Transit models for use by its central heating engineers.

Kansas City Assembly Plant to Add Third Shift to Meet Ford F-150 Truck Demand

May-06-2013 6:00 PM ET

​CLAYCOMO, Mo. - Ford Motor Company’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) announced plans Thursday to add a third shift to keep up with customer demand for the Ford F-150. The announcement comes after the company’s $1.1 billion investment in 2011, which supported manufacturing upgrades and retooling at the Claycomo plant. 

Ford Adding 2,000-Plus Jobs at Kansas City Assembly to Support Surging F-150 Demand, Ford Transit Launch

May-02-2013 12:05 AM ET

​CLAYCOMO, Mo. – Ford, the industry’s truck leader, will add more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging demand for the Ford F-150 and planned production of the all-new Ford Transit.

South Africa Celebrates New Vehicle Launches with Employees

Apr-04-2013 2:40 AM ET

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ford Motor Company of South Africa (FMCSA) employees recently attended the much awaited launch of the new Ford Fiesta, Kuga and Transit in Johannesburg.

Transit Custom and Ranger Win UK Awards

Mar-26-2013 3:00 AM ET

Brentwood, England – Ford has claimed a double victory at the 2013 Trade Van Driver Awards, with the Transit Custom and Ranger pick-up receiving top honours.

Ford to Reveal Complete New Transit Family in Birmingham

Mar-21-2013 2:00 AM ET

​BRENTWOOD, ENGLAND - Ford of Europe will deliver the final stage in the renewal of its entire commercial vehicle line-up at the Birmingham CV Show on April 9

All-New Ford Transit Chassis Cab and Cutaway Versions Join Widest Range of Commercial Chassis Offerings

Mar-05-2013 6:35 AM ET

​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company announced today the introduction of the all-new Transit chassis cab and cutaway models, engineered to tackle an almost unlimited variety of specialized jobs and vocations.

Ford Transit Endures 10 years of Punishment in 180 Days

Feb-26-2013 3:45 AM ET

​LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford’s Transit engineers are well-known for their passion for commercial vehicles. In the case of the all-new Transit Custom one-tonne van it was more like tough love.

Ford Announces All-Star Line-Up for International CV Show

Feb-26-2013 3:30 AM ET

​BIRMINGHAM, England – Ford will exhibit its widest and most high-tech line-up of commercial vehicles ever at the International CV Show 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Social Media Hub: The 2014 Transit Combinator

Feb-08-2013 6:30 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Business owners looking for the perfect company van to fit their business can do just that with the new 2014 Transit Combinator. 

Built Ford Tough Defines Commercial Van Lineup at NAIAS

Jan-25-2013 6:20 AM ET

​DETROIT - When we hear the words “Built Ford Tough” most of us think of Ford’s best-selling F-Series trucks.  But the mantra also defines the company’s commercial van lineup, and that message is being reinforced this year with the introduction of the new Transit family of vehicles at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

Ford Sales in Russia Up 11 per cent in 2012; Focus, Kuga and Transit Achieve Record Sales in December

Jan-15-2013 5:00 AM ET

MOSCOW, Russia – Ford Sollers today confirmed that Ford vehicle sales in Russia increased by 11 per cent in 2012, with 130,815 units sold in total. 

With Leading Fuel Economy, All-New Ford Transit Changes Game in Full-Size Commercial Vans

Dec-14-2012 6:10 AM ET

​DEARBORN – The familiar van that delivers packages or shuttles you to the airport is about to change in a revolutionary way. Ford’s all-new full-size 2014 Transit van will provide professional tradesmen and commercial fleet customers with unmatched fuel economy, innovative new configurations and leading versatility in the expanding commercial vehicle market.

Advanced, Fuel-Efficient 3.2-Liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Makes North American Debut in All-New 2014 Ford Transit

Dec-10-2012 6:05 AM ET

​DEARBORN – Ford’s all-new Transit full-size van, which goes on sale late next year, will be offered with a new clean-running 3.2-liter Power Stroke® five-cylinder diesel, further bolstering Ford’s lineup of fuel-efficient cars, trucks and SUVs.

Ranger and Transit Custom Drive Off with What Van? Awards

Dec-05-2012 4:05 AM ET

BRENTWOOD, UK - The new Ford Transit Custom has been awarded the prestigious What Van? Van of the Year Award for 2013, with the Ford Ranger collecting the Pick-up of the Year title.

Ford Vans Are Most Reliable Say Top UK Fleets

Nov-07-2012 3:00 AM ET

​Ford builds the most reliable commercial vehicles according to a survey of the 50 largest contract UK hire and leasing companies.

Fleet Awards for Transit Models

Nov-05-2012 3:45 AM ET

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England - Ford models scored a double triumph in the 2012 ACFO Award, which are presented by Britain’s fleet decision-makers.