Ford scoops seven prizes at What Van? awards

Ford has been declared the overall winner of the annual What Van? awards for 2010 after walking away with seven of the prizes on offer.

The US manufacturer won five different awards for commercial vehicles from its Transit range, including best security for the standard Transit and Transit Connect.

Meanwhile, the Ford Fiesta Van was named the best small van of the year, with What Car? praising the commercial vehicle for its responsive driving, user-friendly gearchange system and enjoyable handling.

Steve Kimber, commercial vehicles director for Ford of Britain, described the level of appreciation it received at the awards as a “magnificent endorsement”.

He said: “This success is a testament to the investment we continue to make in developing the workhorse vehicles that British businesses need.”

Last month, the Transit Connect also won the light van of the year prize at the Association of Car Fleet Operators’ Fleet Car and Vans Awards.

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