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Sunday 19 August 2018

Ford Transit Custom voted Van of the Year 2018

Ford Transit Custom VOTY 2018Voted for by the editorial teams of VansA2Z and Van Fleetworld, the latest generation Ford Transit Custom takes the Van of the Year 2018 crown, as well as receiving the Best Medium Panel Van gong. The results of the UK’s annual Van of the Year awards were revealed today (22 March) at an industry lunch held at the home of English rugby, Twickenham Stadium.

Commenting on the award VansA2Z editor, Neil McIntee, said: “The latest generation Ford Transit Custom is bristling with all the latest active safety features, connectivity and driver comforts. A recent round of revisions brought it bang up-to-date, including the option of an automatic transmission and much improved levels of refinement. All in all it's a package that few, if any, of its rivals in its sector can beat."

Ford has really upped the ante when it comes to driver assistance tech on the updated Transit Custom by offering a host of the latest systems found on passenger cars as pick ’n’ mix options. These include Intelligent Speed Assist, that uses Traffic Sign Recognition to automatically keep within the speed limit, and  enhanced capabilities to the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection emergency braking system introduced to Custom in 2016. These new features add to the suite of technologies already available, including Lane Keeping Alert, Driver Alert, Auto High Beam, Rear View Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control and Side Wind Stabilisation.

Click here for details of all the category awards.

Here’s a full list of the vehicle category winners for 2018…


Best CDV – Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial
Commended – Vauxhall Corsavan

Best Small Van – Ford Transit Courier
Commended – Fiat Fiorino

Best Light Panel Van – Volkswagen Caddy
Commended – Ford Transit Connect

Best Medium Panel Van – Ford Transit Custom
Commended – Volkswagen Transporter

Best Large Panel Van – Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE
Commended – Ford Transit

Best Pick-up – Nissan Navara
Commended - Isuzu D-Max

Best Light Truck – Fuso Canter
Commended – Isuzu Grafter

Best Electric/Hybrid – Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Commended – Nissan e-NV200

Editors’ Award – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Technology

Manufacturer of the Year – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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