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Ford Transit Custom Colour Editions added to range

Posted on: 01 December 2016

Ford Transit Custom Colour Editions added to range

Adding extra brightness to the Ford Transit Custom range, Ford has revealed new Colour editions of the award-winning van. Using a bright two-tone colour scheme the special edition vans will stand out from the rest of the new van market.

Legend Ken Block trades car for Ford Transit Van

Posted on: 29 November 2016

Legend Ken Block trades car for Ford Transit Van

We are all used to seeing the videos of legendary rally driver Ken Block performing at iconic locations around the world in his various Ford cars as part of the Gymkhana series. With this in mind it has come as somewhat of a shock to see a Ford Transit Custom van with his name featuring.

Legendary Ford Transit wins best large panel van 2016

Posted on: 23 November 2016

Legendary Ford Transit wins best large panel van 2016

Ever since it was launched in 1965, the Ford Transit has continued to impress within industry and become the ‘Backbone of Britain’. With this in mind leading motoring publication Auto Express has awarded the Ford Transit van the accolade of Best Panel Van 2016.

Insane 600bhp F-150 Raptor revealed

Posted on: 07 November 2016

Insane 600bhp F-150 Raptor revealed

When Hennessey get a truck you know that the outcome will be something mightily impressive. The superbly named Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 has the ultimate in aggressive styling and an extra 150bhp over the standard F-150.

Crazy Ford pick-ups hit Vegas

Posted on: 21 October 2016

Crazy Ford pick-ups hit Vegas

If you are a car manufacturer looking to show off your modified products then you need to look no further than the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. With Ford displaying 50 models and four blinged up pick-ups, Ford have been exhibiting what modifiers can add to their range.

Ford announce impressive September commercial sales figures

Posted on: 18 October 2016

Ford announce impressive September commercial sales figures

Ford’s extensive range of commercial vehicles has continued to meet the needs of UK business with a total of 19,134 units for September 2016, taking the total to date sales to 90,141 which is up an impressive 19.2% year in year.

Super-tough key built to meet the task

Posted on: 11 October 2016

Super-tough key built to meet the task

The perception now is that electronic goods are built to have a shelf life and not up to long term constant use. With this in mind Ford has developed a ‘Tough Key’ that is designed and built to withstand even the most demanding drivers.

Ford Transit van transformed to 150mph racer

Posted on: 03 October 2016

Ford Transit van transformed to 150mph racer

Over the 50 years that the Ford Transit van has been a regular sight on the roads of Great Britain and it has been transformed in to many unique editions. From a hover van that appeared on Top Gear to Big Jen, our legendary Monster Truck that is on display at our Middlesbrough Ford Dealership, the trusty Ford Transit has had 1,000s of uses.

Three new and used Ford Transit vans with stories to tell

Posted on: 14 November 2013

Three new and used Ford Transit vans with stories to tell

Here at Ford Transit Direct, we’ve sold enough new and used Ford Transit vans to know that each one goes on to fulfil a very different purpose. Ford Transit vans have been retrofitted to sell ice creams on Brighton beach

A van buyers guide new used or lease?

Posted on: 13 November 2013

A van buyers guide new used or lease?

So, you’re in need of a new commercial vehicle and your search has brought you to the ever-popular Ford Transit van. Unfortunately, your decision making process is not over yet. You’ll need to decide which size of vehicle you’re looking for, whether you want a diesel Ford Transit or a petrol version, how large or small your engine needs to be and what other specifications you wish to invest in, too.

Petrol vs. diesel: which is more cost-effective?

Posted on: 12 November 2013

Petrol vs. diesel: which is more cost-effective?

When purchasing a vehicle, whether for business or pleasure, for yourself or someone else, the most common dilemma people face is whether to search for a vehicle that runs on diesel, or one that runs on petrol.

The list to end all lists: our favourite lists of favourite vans

Posted on: 11 November 2013

The list to end all lists: our favourite lists of favourite vans

Choosing a new van can be difficult. First you need to decide whether you want a new van or a used van, what size of commercial vehicle you need, which manufacturer is the most appropriate and then which model from the range best suits your needs!

How to: reduce the cost of your van insurance

Posted on: 08 November 2013

How to: reduce the cost of your van insurance

Most drivers believe finding the right van is the hardest part, but of course, when you have so many new and used vans to choose from, all in impeccable condition, it’s easy! At Ford Transit Direct, we offer a range of commercial vans ..

White van men: behind the myth

Posted on: 06 November 2013

White van men: behind the myth

Historically, white van men have received a fair amount of bad press, typically characterised as being aggressive, careless and unnecessarily fast on the roads

Scottish government will ban all petrol and diesel vehicles

Posted on: 05 November 2013

Scottish government will ban all petrol and diesel vehicles

The Scottish government has recently revealed that they plan to ban all petrol and diesel cars by 2050, as part of their ‘Switched on Scotland’ scheme that aims to completely decarbonise road transport. The government themselves will spend £14 million in the next two years, purchasing EVs for their own fleet

Van drivers admit to taking more care in their own cars

Posted on: 31 October 2013

Van drivers admit to taking more care in their own cars

Research carried out by TomTom has revealed that more than a third of UK van drivers tend to drive more carefully when they are using their personal vehicles, than when they are driving their work vans. 67 per cent of the LCV drivers surveyed admitted that they were more concerned about saving money on fuel and the general vehicle wear and tear of their own cars

Ford introduces new Transit Connect Taxi to US!

Posted on: 31 October 2013

Ford introduces new Transit Connect Taxi to US!

Ford’s V-8-powered Sedan is still being used in police and taxi fleets across America, but is no longer being produced, which is why they felt the need to fill the void with something else, which is where the Transit Connect Taxi comes in.

Tips to ensure your van is safe from thieves

Posted on: 29 October 2013

Tips to ensure your van is safe from thieves

In the last two years, the number of vehicles stolen has soared to record highs, with vans being amongst the most popular targets. It would seem that the difficult economic climate is encouraging those in need to turn to theft

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