The new Ford Transit Custom was named “International Van of the Year 2013” – to become the fourth member of the Transit family to win the award at the Hanover IAA Commercial Vehicle Show.
The Transit Custom garnered 117 out of a possible 133 points, from the jury of 24 specialist journalists, more than the combined totals of the second-placed Dacia Dokker and third-placed Mercedes-Benz Citan.
It follows in the footsteps of the Transit (2001), Transit Connect (2003) and Transit (2007) to register a fourth win for the Ford Transit family in the award’s 22-year history.
“Transit Custom is a new kind of 1-tonne van – hard working and practical, but great to look at and great to drive,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president of product development, Ford of Europe.
“Combining legendary Transit toughness and economy with car-like design and features was a really tough task, but our engineers delivered,” she added. “We are proud their efforts have been recognised by such a significant award.”