Ford Transit UK’s Best Selling Commercial Van Of April 2024

The Ford Transit has long been a hot commodity across the entirety of Europe – not to mention the U.S. – and the large van was also the second-best-selling such model in the UK in the first quarter of 2024. In fact, the Ford Transit only lost out on the top spot in Q1 to its lineup mate – the Ford Transit Custom – which remains the UK’s favorite light-duty commercial vehicle in general, as well as its most popular van. Now that April is in the rear-view, new data from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT) shows that the Ford Transit actually overtook the Transit Custom on the sales charts in the UK last month, however.

Last month, the Ford Transit recorded 2,148 sales, which was enough the take over the top spot from the Transit Custom, which ranked second with 1,920 sales. However, the Transit Custom still holds a sizable lead year-to-date, as it has thus far racked up 13,996 sales versus the Transit’s 10,748. Regardless of which model is in the pole position, this is obviously a good thing for The Blue Oval, particularly as the Ford Puma also closed out April as the UK’s best-selling passenger vehicle

. In total, light commercial vehicle sales in the UK rose by 5.4 last month as well, marking 16 consecutive months of growth in that segment, though more electrified models are needed in order for the country to meet its targets.

“Britain’s new van market continues to grow with the very latest, more fuel efficient models driving down CO2 – a core mission for the sector,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Manufacturers are investing billions to bring electric vehicles to market, however, uptake is slowing and urgent action is needed. If government is serious about delivery of its ambitious targets, it must deploy an equally bold strategy for delivering van-suitable public chargepoints across the UK, now the single most important step to get a greener Britain moving.”

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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