DUNTON, UK, 5 January 2023 – The Ford Transit Custom is the best-selling vehicle in the UK for 2022, representing more than one in three one-tonne commercial vehicles sold in the year.
Ford sold 42,762 Transit Custom vehicles in the UK in 2022 – more than double that of its closest competitor – achieving 36.3 percent of the one-tonne van segment. When combined with sales of its passenger-carrying version, Tourneo Custom, Ford holds a 39.8 percent share of the segment.
"We are so proud to see the Transit Custom crowned as the best-selling vehicle in the UK for the second consecutive year," said Mandy Dean, Ford Pro lead for UK & Ireland. "This accolade is a testament to the tireless efforts and dedication of our team, as well as the loyalty of our customers.”“The Transit van serves as a vital tool for a variety of trades and professions and keeps Britain moving. With a wide range of body styles and configurations and with new all-electric versions added to the line-up, Ford is helping customers move into a more productive future whilst helping to meet their corporate sustainability commitments.”
Ford Pro Accelerates Productivity
Ford Pro launched to customers in 2022 with solutions that combine software, charging, service, and financing for commercial vehicles, providing one comprehensive platform for customers to operate their fleets as they adopt connected and electrified vehicles across their business.
“We are entering the always-on digital age, and running a fleet has never been more complex,” said Hans Schep, General Manager, of Ford Pro Europe. “Ford Pro makes it easy for businesses to boost their productivity, with a one-stop-shop solution delivered by a brand they can trust.”
Ford Pro is a first-of-its-kind venture in the commercial vehicles sector, providing fully integrated, digital-first solutions to help customers manage their fleets with unrivaled convenience and efficiency, whether they run diesel and petrol-powered vehicles, all-electric models, or even non-Ford vehicles.
The newly introduced E-Transit has quickly become the UK’s best-selling electric van in the two-tonne segment, with over 1,750 orders received last year from delivery and distribution, supermarket, and hire customers including DPD, DHL, Ocado and Speedy. Last year E-Transit was named overall best van by seven outlets, including What Van? and Parkers, among a total of 11 UK awards received in 2022.
E-Transit Custom for 2023
With production starting in late 2023, the all-electric successor to the UK’s best-selling van is designed from the ground up to fit seamlessly into the Ford Pro ecosystem of productivity-enhancing, value-adding solutions. E-Transit Custom will be supported by Ford Pro software, charging, service, and financing solutions via one comprehensive platform to help increase uptime and reduce operating costs.
The newest addition to Ford Pro’s electrified line-up will be a key component in Ford’s bold commitment to reach zero emissions for all Ford vehicle sales in Europe and carbon neutrality across its European footprint by 2035.