Hundreds of Ford Transit vans have been ordered by the AA, increasing Ford's share of the organisation's 3,000-vehicle fleet to over 50 per cent.
The AA is more than doubling the 247 Ford Transits ordered in 2010 with The AA roadside rescue fleet gaining 450 new Transit vans. A further 50 will support the AutoWindshields division, which already operates a 100 per cent Ford Transit fleet.
Sarah Dopson, AA fleet manager, said: "The order of 500 vans is in recognition of the quality and performance of the Ford Transit. The Transit meets all our requirements for affordable running costs and is the best vehicle for the job. The 500 Transits currently on order could rise by the end of the year."
Ford of Britain direct sales manager, Paul Henderson, said: "Ford and the AA have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship which is further strengthened by this new, large order of Ford Transits. We look forward to working with the AA to help maintain its status as the UK's largest roadside assistance organisation."