Tuesday 16 July 2013

Road - New Sportvan

Supervan - at Goodwood

Ford is launching its latest addition to the ever expanding Transit range tomorrow, with a 'Sport' version of the new Transit Custom. But don't get carried away, the word 'sport' does not mean any extra oomph. It's purely a styling exercise.

It gets the top of the range 155 PS, 2.2 TDCi turbo diesel and six speed gearbox, but nothing to make it go any quicker. It does get bigger alloy wheels and fatter tyres under wheel arch extensions, plus air dams front and rear, and side skirts. It also gets extra trim inside, but if you want to get there quicker, forget it. This is about ariving in style and creating an impression.

Sportvan - launch tomorrow
The UK's top LCV journalists will also get the chance to go where mere mortals are not usually allowed, inside the company's Research & Development Centre at Dunton in Essex. This is actually the world HQ for diesel engine research plus much of the forthcoming LCV design is originated here.

But is there a new Supervan in the making? Don't hold your breath.

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