When you think of a van without doubt you immediately think of the Ford Transit, the stalwart of the UK’s van industry. Many of our van leasing customers wants the best, and cheapest, van deals which are available; thankfully the Ford Transit fits the bill. Whether short wheelbase, long wheelbase, Tipper or Minibus, the cheap Ford Van deals offer solutions to our customers.
That being said, Ford have been a little behind in the small van deal market; this is perhaps where Citroen Nemo and Berlingo or the Peugeot Expert are leading the field with specification, styling and, above all, value. Customers looking to lease a small van always want a cheap deal and who can blame them? However, Ford are pushing back with the brand new Transit Connect, pictured below:
According to Ford, this is “built for purpose” and will offer the customer a tough, practical and reliable van. Although a “small van”, this still offer generous space with 2.9cu.m for the short wheelbase model and 3.6cu.m for the long wheelbase. Further, with a load carrying capacity of up to 1000kg’s and an ingenious load-through bulkhead system for pipes and ladders, the Transit Connect promises to deliver on all fronts.
From an engine perspective, the driver has the choice of both petrol and diesel, available in five or six speed manual transmissions or a six speed automatic. One of the key features, will be the industry-leading engine which can deliver 70.6 mpg with as little as 105g/km; vans are finally going eco!
While Mercedes have launched their Citan, the Ford will almost certainly be a cheaper option. Coupled with the fact that this was awarded International Van of the Year and awarded the NCAP Advanced award, it is likely to create a big interest.
Interested in leasing this new small van? keep checking our special offer section as details and terms are due to be offered shortly. This little beauty could be yours in time for Christmas!