Ford of Europe chairman Nick Scheele was on hand to pick up the trophy from chairman of the judging panel Pieter Wieman. He said afterwards: 'We are absolutely delighted and proud to receive this award. The new Transit embodies every bit of knowledge we have accumulated as a commercial vehicle leader since 1965.'
The new Transit is now available in both front and rear wheel drive formats and with a staggering array of lengths, weights and roofs heights. It achieved its four million-production milestone last year and has led the European field in sales terms for 10 out of the past 13 years.