White van man has never had value so good.
In response to strong demand for Ford commercial vehicles from retail customers, the company has announced two new "Leader" models. They offer sub £12,000 and £10,000 Transit and Transit Connects respectively, specified to appeal to private van drivers wanting to buy the market-leading Transit nameplate.
Mark Simpson, Ford of Britain marketing director, said: "For 45 years Ford has delivered reliable and robust commercial vehicles to UK van drivers. Now Transit has become more accessible with the arrrival of Transit Leader and Transit Connect Leader for customers looking for the best possible proposition."
Priced at £11,995, Transit Leader is a standard 260 short wheelbase, low roof, van in frozen white which comes with a 2.2-litre TDCi, 85PS engine. Customers have the option to add cargo stowage rails and Bluetooth mobile phone technology.
Priced at £9,995 Transit Connect Leader is a standard 200 short wheelbase van, available in frozen white, colorado red or blazer blue. It has a 1.8-litre TDCi 75PS engine.
iveco broadens its low carbon expertise with EcoDaily electric launch Iveco has launched its EcoDaily Electric van and chassis cab in the UK and Ireland, combining all the robustness, productivity and flexibility of its popular light commercial vehicle range into a model producing zero tailpipe emissions.
The fully electric 3.5 and 5.2 tonne models stand out for being designed, engineered and manufactured by Iveco, rather than aftermarket conversions or a bespoke offering from a small volume manufacturer. This means they benefit from a full Iveco warranty plus the support of Iveco's worldwide dealer network.
The EcoDaily Electric marks the future of urban transport and is ideally suited to short-distance journeys and door-to-door deliveries in an urban environment. It qualifies for a 100 per cent discount from London's Congestion Charge.
All drive components and batteries are housed either in the engine compartment or within the chassis side rails, ensuring there is no compromise in load space. This is made possible as EcoDaily Electric is designed, manufactured and sold by Iveco - which also brings further advantages regarding both planned and unplanned maintenance, as there is only one supplier, one invoice and one warranty to manage.