BRENTWOOD, England – Ford’s commercial vehicles picked up an unprecedented six trophies at the ‘Vans A2Z’ 2013 Van of the Year Awards. The awards were presented at the Lord’s cricket ground in London.
Leading the Ford charge was the Transit Custom, which was named overall Van of the Year 2013. The model also claimed the top spot for Best Small Panel Van, as well as the inaugural award for Best Innovation, thanks to its five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
The Transit won the Best Minibus award for the third year running, and Fiesta Van was named Best Small Van. The Ranger pick-up was highly commended.
Neil McIntee, Vans A2Z editor, said: “We’re delighted to award the Transit Custom Best Small Panel Van and the overall Van of the Year accolade. Ford has raised the bar to new heights with the introduction of Transit Custom. In terms of dynamics, refinement, safety and clever, functional design features, it is untouchable.”
Vans A2Z is a free-to-use website providing a specification list for all vans and light trucks on sale in the UK.
For each model range there is an independent appraisal and video road test along with the latest news.