FORD Van

CAUGHT IN TRANSIT | Van Review – Ford Transit Van

Ford’s new-generation large van boasts a heritage of over half a century – Words and images by Ed Higginson. When you talk of vans, the Transit is a probably at the head of the list for product recognition. The first model set radical new standards for van design, comfort and performance, also gaining the rather dubious accolade that it was ...

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CUSTOMISED | Van Review – FORD Custom Van

Ed Higginson investigates the latest Ford Transit Custom in its various versions. When it comes to vans, the Ford Transit is one of the oldest names on the market and has experienced years of success with the number-one sales spot in many countries around the world since its debut in 1965. While it might not have reached number one in ...

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FORD FIASCO | Company Review – FORD

Can Ford regain lost ground with Transit? – Words by Chris Mullett Recent history shows that Ford Motor Company has been incapable of performing even basic marketing activities when it comes to presenting its light commercial range to the Australian buyer. Despite producing excellent products such as the Ford Transit Custom and Transit standard van that rank competitively against all-comers ...

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BECOMING A-CUSTOMED | VAN REVIEW – Ford Transit

Brenton O’Connor takes the wheel of the Ford Transit Custom SWB Auto. The van market has changed dramatically in recent years. It was not that long ago that the van offerings in Australia were limited to Japanese cabover van designs (where the driver sits on top of the front axle, and the engine is underneath the drivers cabin), and, as ...

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THE VAN MAN | Small Van Review

Rob Randazzo and Brenton O’Connor review the small to medium van sector. Visitors to Sydney airport can gain an immediate impression of the importance of the van segment to the courier market simply by walking past the huge DHL courier depot located adjacent to the domestic terminal. It’s a hive of activity as dozens of yellow bee-like Ford Transits of ...

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SWIFTER SHIFTER | REVIEW FORD TRANSIT-AUTOMATIC

Ford adds an automatic transmission to selected models in the Transit line-up can be a challenging commodity, especially when long-serving employees that have a wealth of personal knowledge finally retire, taking that deep understanding of the company and its business with them to enjoy as memories and to share their superannuation. Consequently, when Ford Australia chose to launch the latest ...

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FORD Transit – The Automatic Choice | Van Review

Ford takes a new look at its commercial vehicle range with the addition of an automatic transmission to the Transit – Words by Chris Mullett Back in 1965, over half a century ago, Ford Motor Company in England revolutionised the light commercial vehicle industry. By launching the Ford Transit range this signalled to other vehicle manufacturers that van drivers could ...

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Medium well-done

An impressive field of mainly-Euro mid-sized load carriers gave the Delivery Magazine Medium Van of the Year judges plenty to think about.   Judgment Day Stuart Martin delivers his adjudication Mercedes-Benz Vito 114 – Second It’s the most expensive here – although the IVECO gets close – but given the standard safety features and its composure on the road there’s ...

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FORD IN FOCUS

The Transit Custom gets an all-new big brother Previewed two years ago at the IAA Show in Hannover, Ford’s replacement for the traditional Transit van is finally heading to the Australian market, where it joins the recently introduced Transit Custom. Built in Turkey, rather than the previous Transit factories of Genk in Belgium or Southampton in the United Kingdom, the ...

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CUSTOMISED

Dave Whyte puts the new Transit Custom through its paces in the Melbourne traffic. The humble delivery van has come in for a huge update over recent years, with the basic workhorse now offering comfort and features to rival some family cars. For the long days spent in city traffic, or on country roads, the “white van man” now has ...

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