Published on Monday 24 June 2013 in Van News
Ford Motor Company has announced production of the seven millionth Transit van. That's enough to stretch bumper to bumper from London to Sydney!
The Transit is not just leading the commercial vehicle market in the UK. As Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally commented in the company's official press release, "The Ford Transit plays a significant role in the lives and jobs of millions of people," Mulally said. "From getting workers to a building site, to delivering important packages, or even rushing a patient to the hospital, people all over the world rely on Ford Transits to get the job done."
Launched in 1965, the Transit range has gone through a number of incarnations, including the parcel van, camper and tipper trucks as well as noteworthy one-offs, like the Cosworth V8-powered Supervans.
Spring 2014 sees the launch of an all-new 2-tonne Transit in Europe, joining an already comprehensive range of vans including the Transit Custom, Transit Connect and Transit Courier.
Ford has ambitious future sales plans too. 2014 will also see the introduction of the Transit to North America for the first time being built in Kansas City, Missouri. In total, the company targets sales of more than 400,000 1-tonne and 2-tonne Transits each year by 2016, that's one Transit vehicle to be sold every 80 seconds. With figures like that, the 8 millionth Transit might be rolling off the production-line sooner than we think. View the Transit Range.