The Ford Transit Custom range was the UK’s top-selling vehicle among both passenger and commercial vehicles last year, and Ford was the country’s commercial vehicle sales leader for the 56th consecutive year. Ford also remained the UK’s No.1 top selling brand for combined passenger and commercial vehicle sales.
With vans playing a key role in starting to reopen the UK economy last year, more than 53,000 buyers chose new Ford Transit Customs to help their businesses thrive, while a further 3,750 customers bought Ford Tourneo Custom people carrier.
In addition to delivering 10 percent more one-tonne Transit Customs than in 2020, Ford also last year supplied more than 34,000 of the larger two-tonne Transit, making it the UK’s third best-selling vehicle in the year. Ford’s total commercial vehicle range accounted for one in every three vans bought in 2021, while the Ford Ranger pickup was the UK’s favourite pickup with record sales of more than 17,800 vehicles accounting for 42 percent of sales in the pickup market.
“The army of Ford Transit drivers, and the companies employing them, depend on their vehicles – just as homes, businesses and other customers depend on their deliveries,” said Lisa Brankin, Ford of Britain and Ireland managing director. “Ford prioritised vehicle supply in a difficult year, with the pandemic ongoing and semiconductor shortages affecting the entire automotive industry, to grow commercial vehicle sales and meet the demand and loyalty to the Transit brand.”