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New Ford Transit boasts class-leading load

New Ford Transit boasts class-leading load

UK businesses and other fleet operators could be tempted to opt for the all-new Ford Transit Custom when searching for new commercial vehicle deals.

That is after the Blue Oval revealed that the updated version of the UK's favourite van boasts the best load-carrying ability in its class.

The new Transit, Ford claims, offers more space, convenience and innovative features than any of its rivals.

According to the manufacturer, the short wheelbase model has a 6.03-mtere-cubed loadspace, the largest side-door opening in the class, the greatest width between wheel arches and enough space for three loaded Euro pallets.

Barry Gale, commercial vehicles chief engineer at Ford of Europe, explained that while the Transit may have been given something of a makeover, it has the substance to back up the style.

"This may be a more stylish Transit, but it's a more functional Transit, too," he explained.

"The additional features we have built into the loadspace make everyday functions more convenient – so it’s easier for customers to do their job."

Ford has also added a load-through hatch in the bulkhead of the model in order for drivers to be able to carry longer loads, while an easy-clean floor liner has also been added.

UK deliveries of the new model will not land until November this year, but in anticipation of high demand, Ford is already accepting orders for the latest addition to the Transit family.

"During the development process, Ford designers and engineers gave maximum priority to combining the largest possible load box within the Transit Custom's dynamic and streamlined appearance," the company added.

Ford's engineers have also gone to great lengths to ensure that the new model can stand up to the toughest use.

They slammed the doors of the new model around 550,000 times to ensure that it can stand up to what even the most-demanding of drivers will put it through.
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