It's an icon recognised the world over and, with strong sales across the range in March, its popularity shows no sign of wavering. We are, of course, talking about the Ford Transit, available from the team at Jennings Ford Commercials, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.
Sales from the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough and the Eslington Park branch in Gateshead have been strong in the first months of 2017, helped by competitive lease prices and vans that are brimming with additional extras.
One of the most popular models in the Ford commercial vehicle line-up is the new Ford Transit 290 Trend L2 H2 2.0 TDi, starting from just £170+VAT per month with Ford Lease Balloon (business users only).
The new Transit is built to carry the heaviest loads and packed with the latest technology, including Ford SYNC 2 with Bluetooth, USB connectivity and steering wheel controls, to ensure drivers are fully compliant with safety laws, which now carry tougher punishments for using mobile devices whilst driving.
As well as audio technology, the transit’s new six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission delivers a smooth, relaxing driving experience, especially in busy stop-start traffic. The transmission allows you to change gear manually if you prefer, using the facia-mounted gearshift, and provides the ability to lockout gears in more challenging driving conditions such as slippery surfaces or steep gradients.
Alan Bailes, General Commercial Sales Manager at the Middlesbrough-based Jennings Ford Transit Centre, said: “It’s no coincidence that the Transit van has been synonymous with hard-working tradesman and businesses for over 40 years. The range is second to none and is constantly being updated to match the needs of business owners on the road.
“With substantial customer savings available across the range alongside advanced improvements to fuel-efficiency and power, reduced emissions and low running costs, its popularity is sure to continue.”
The Jennings Ford Transit Centres in Middlesbrough and Gateshead are responsible for selling the awardwinning Ford Commercial vehicle range to both local and national companies, from multi-national blue chip companies to one-man operations.
Models available in the Ford commercial vehicle range include the Fiesta Van, Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect, Transit Van, Transit Custom, Transit mini-bus Transit Tipper, Transit chassis caband Ranger.