Ford UK celebrates the iconic Transit with special edition SportVan

Ford UK celebrates the iconic Transit with special edition SportVan

When it comes to delivery vans, no one knows them better than the Brits. Here in NZ we often use large trucks and utes, the Brits favour the good ole panel van and the king of them all is the Ford Transit. For the past 45 years the Transit has been the best-selling van in the U.K and to celebrate Ford is releasing a special edition of this faithful workhorse.

The Transit SportVan is based on the popular 260, short wheelbase model with front wheel drive, the 104kW 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine and a six-speed transmission. The red SportVan will be the first medium-sized van to come with DAB radio as standard.

The exterior features Colorado Red paintwork, Le Mans-style white bonnet stripes, twin exhausts, 18in graphite colour alloy wheels, low profile 235/45 tyres, front and rear lower spoilers, side skirts and extended wheel arches. Standard safety features include ABS, ESP and driver and passenger airbags.

Inside the cab: 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.

Only 100 of these beauties will be made so their sure to be exclusive in the UK, cigarettes and road rage is optional.

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