Ford Commercial Vehicles Make Best Sales Yet In 2002

Ford Commercial Vehicles had an outstanding year for sales in 2002 and led the market with 23.4 per cent of all sales.

  • Ford Transit was medium commercial vehicle market leader for the 37th consecutive year with record sales of 55,346 vehicles.
  • Ford Ranger also had record sales of 4,402 vehicles.
  • Transit Connect got off to a great start when it went on sale in September 2002, with 2,445 sales by the end of the year.
  • Overall, Ford commercial vehicle sales were 74,507, 23.4% of the total commercial vehicle market – even though Ford only competes in the light and medium market segments.
"It's been a terrific year for Ford's commercial vehicles with new Transit Connect, Tourneo Connect, 12- and 17- seat minibuses, Ka Van, a new Ranger, TDCi engines and an LPG Transit in Band 4 of the Powershift register all making their debut," said Steve Parker, commercial vehicles director, Ford of Britain.

"This year we have even more models to expand the range, including LPG Transit Connect and Transit Double-Cab-in-Van. These results show that businesses that want a dependable vehicle, that is cost effective to operate, continue to find those qualities with Ford commercial vehicles, supported by the Ford Dealer organization," he concluded.

Published 28 January 2003 Melanie Carter

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