BRENTWOOD, England - Ford builds the most reliable commercial vehicles according to a survey of the 50 largest contract UK hire and leasing companies.
The Transit came top in the van reliability survey, compiled by Fleet News, with the Transit Connect retaining its second place from a year ago. In the Manufacturer table, Ford moved up into the top spot, ahead of Volkswagen.
Companies in the FN 50 are surveyed each year and ranked according to fleet size, and are then asked to name their most reliable cars and vans.
Stephen Briers, editor of Fleet News, said: ““Van reliability is arguably more important than car reliability. A van driver can’t work from home if he or she needs to deliver vital equipment or provide a necessary service. Ford’s commitment to ensuring the Transit and Transit Connect perform well in the key area of reliability should help strengthen its position as the biggest manufacturer in the UK van market.”
Those responding to the survey have a combined LCV fleet size of 160,000. The FN50 reliability survey is the largest study of its kind in the UK. For more information on the survey see www.fleetnews.com