Ford Van Leasing
Ford’s van range is based around the Transit brand, with four main models on offer. The Fiesta-based Transit Courier targets the market for small, city-based vans and comes with a choice of 1.5-litre diesel or 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost powerplants. Next up is the Focus-based Transit Connect, aimed at operators who need a bit more loading flexibility. Here, a load-through hatch in the bulkhead and a fold-flat passenger seat enable long loads up to 3.0m (L1) and 3.4m (L2) to be safely carried in the vehicle. In addition, a multi-fold dual passenger seat enables van models to carry up to three people in the cab. Engine-wise, most Transit Connect customers choose a 1.5 TDCi diesel – there’s a choice of 75, 100 and 120PS outputs.
If you need a larger mid-sized van, Ford will direct you to its Transit Custom, now improved with more efficient EcoBlue diesel engines. There are several hundred Transit Custom derivatives from which to choose, with most being centred around the Panel Van bodystyle. Adding people to the packaging mix means you might want to look at the Double-Cab-in-Van bodystyle with its extra rearward seats in front of the load bay. Or, if you want to give the whole space over to the carriage of people, there's a 9-seater Kombi minibus.
At the top of the range is the full-sized Transit model, which also benefits from the EcoBlue diesel powerplant. Here, you get a choice of three different wheelbases; L2 (Medium), L3 (Long), and L4 (Long Extended).There are also two roof heights on offer; H2 (Medium Roof) and H3 (High Roof). Ford of course is also well known for its pick-ups and the Ranger model has been refreshed in recent times. It offers the choice of 2.0 or 3.2 TDCi diesel power