Ford steals the limelight at London van awards 19 March 2013
Ford's commercial vehicles picked up an unprecedented six trophies at the third annual VansA2Z awards, last Thursday (14 March 2013) at Lords Cricket Ground, London.
The achievement was topped by the Ford Transit Custom being named overall Van of the Year 2013 – adding to its International Van of the Year 2013 title, received when it was launched last year.
Ford Transit Custom also took Best Small Panel Van; Transit Custom won Best Innovation; Transit scored for Best Minibus; FiestaVan won Best Small Van; and Ford Ranger was Highly Commended in the pick-up class. Fiat Professional's Doblò Cargo was named Best Light Van.
"Ford is continuing to invest healthily in its commercial vehicle range, resulting in modern aesthetics, innovative design features and the latest in high-tech, low-CO2 powertrains," commented Ford commercial vehicles chief designer Paul Campbell.
Meanwhile, Sebastiano Fedrigo, director of Fiat Professional UK, said: "We are delighted to receive this honour... It provides further proof of the all-round qualities of this excellent vehicle."
Fiat Group Automobiles UK Ltd
Ford Motor Co
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