When people think of vans, or just the concept of a white van man, they think of one vehicle in particular: the Ford Transit. Who can blame them? Delivering near-faultless performance and proving to be the most dependable van on the market with each generation released, it has established itself as quite the market leader.
Prior to getting the Ford Transit with Staveley Head van insurance to keep yourself covered when plying your trade, you must be aware of why this van could be perfect for you. Available as new from £17,405 and filled to the brim with new technology, greater efficiency and changes to its styling, the Transit is a genuinely impressive option for people requiring flexible and dependable transport.
"Your choice of commercial vehicle affects the efficiency, productivity and profitability of your business," Ford explains, "and making the right choice has never been as important. That's why the new Ford Transit has been further improved and updated: we've put more new technology in, so you can get more out."
Examples of this include a more powerful and increasingly efficient engine range that now meets the Stage V European emissions standards, as well as Smart Regenerative Charging technology that only charges the battery when it needs it. There's even the option on the specialised ECO Pack that delivers an Auto-Start-Stop system, which results in you using less fuel whenever you stop. Combined, these and many other innovations make the new Transit more fuel efficient, harder working and better looking than ever before. The short wheelbase Transit vans are perfect for making plenty of drops without having to hurt the vehicle's load capacity; the base model can carry three Europallets end to end.
The medium and long wheelbase models can come with a choice of roof heights and drive set-ups, making them a practical and flexible business choice. The high-end model - the Jumbo - is described by Ford as "the definitive van-based carrier". The Transit's abilities are simply not overlooked by the industry's finest minds, either.
This year, Ford won both the small van category and the large van category in the ACFO awards, which is voted on by professional fleet operators. The Ford Transit Connect Van was given the small van prize for the ninth consecutive year, while the standard Transit became the top large van for the 15th time in the history of the awards.