Ford Transit is probably the most interesting, if not the only, van in the market, and that’s becasue of its heritage. Specially in UK the car is widely famous due to its role in 90 percent of the bank jobs! Now at Transit’s 45th anniversary, Ford is launching a new special edition called the SportVan and features Colorado Red paintwork with white bonnet stripes.
The Transit SportVan is based on the popular 260, short wheelbase model with front wheel drive, the 140PS 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine and a six-speed transmission. It comes as standard with velour trim, air conditioning, six CD-player with remote steering-column-mounted controls, cruise control, power windows, powered and heated mirrors, leather steering wheel, tinted glass, leather gearshift knob and a perimeter alarm are also standard.
Power deadlocks, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlights, front fog lights and a load area protection kit similarly come on every SportVan. Optional are leather seats, Satellite Navigation FX system with 5in colour screen, LED cargo lights in rear and LED daytime running lights.
As for the tech stuff and exterior garnish, you get twin exhausts, 18in graphite colour alloy wheels, low profile 235/45 tyres, front and rear lower spoilers, side skirts and extended wheel arches with the SportVan. Standard safety features include ABS, ESP and driver and passenger airbags.
Ford of Britain’s marketing director, Mark Simpson, said: “We know that ‘white van man’ is image conscious both personally and for his business. The SportVan is a real head-turner as well as a reliable workhorse and that’s why they sell out so fast.”